A rounded writer: What it’s like to be forged in the fires of HARDCOPY
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A rounded writer: What it’s like to be forged in the fires of HARDCOPY

By Jen Seyderhelm. From feeling like the lurking impostor in the room, to proudly donning the title of ‘Writer’, 2017 Hardcopier and 2018 Hardcopy blogger, Jen Seyderhelm, shares what she gained from this rich writing and publishing development program. (Hint, if you look carefully at this piece, you’ll see Jen’s had a little fun spelling … Continue reading

Confronting Power and Abuse in the Arts: ‘I wasn’t paid a cent / that’s what made it art’
Amy Walters / New Territory

Confronting Power and Abuse in the Arts: ‘I wasn’t paid a cent / that’s what made it art’

By Amy Walters. This article was inspired by and is a response to an event at Canberra Writers Festival, featuring Rozanna Lilley in conversation with Karen Middleton, on Rozanna’s new book ‘Do Oysters Get Bored? A Curious Life’. In the #metoo era, revelations of sexual misconduct by artists are swiftly followed by public debate about whether … Continue reading

Bittereinder: Liam Pieper and Historical Fiction
Amy Walters / New Territory

Bittereinder: Liam Pieper and Historical Fiction

By Amy Walters. The National Library of Australia awarded their 2018 Creative Arts Fellowship for Creative Writing to Liam Pieper,supported by the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust. They also hosted a special event in which Pieper reflected on researching and writing revisionist fiction. In an interview for The Guardian on the release of his first … Continue reading

From Story to Stage: Diary of a Madman
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From Story to Stage: Diary of a Madman

In anticipation of the upcoming production of Diary of a Madman at The Street Theatre, we were lucky enough to catch up with the writer, David Holman. Playwright of over 70 productions, David’s most recent project has been to adapt Nikolai Gogol’s short story, Diary of a Madman, for the stage. Diary of a Madman is Nikolai Gogol’s … Continue reading

21 More Reasons to Apply for HARDCOPY 2018: Alumni Edition
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21 More Reasons to Apply for HARDCOPY 2018: Alumni Edition

From new access opportunities to manuscript development to connecting with the publishing industry, there are plenty of reasons to apply for HARDCOPY 2018! But we thought we’d share a few more, this time via our past participants. This year, the program is more accessible than ever with a new First Nations Writers Scholarship, in partnership … Continue reading