Q&A with Sam Hawke, 2014 HARDCOPY Alumnus
ACT Writers Centre

Q&A with Sam Hawke, 2014 HARDCOPY Alumnus

HARDCOPY is a unique, national professional development program run by the ACT Writers Centre that helps build the capacities, aptitudes and resources committed Australian writers need in order to reach their potential. In 2014, the program debuted with 30 emerging fiction writers who were enthusiastic about their projects, and embraced the opportunities the program provided. … Continue reading

Q&A with Frances Chapman: 2014 HARDCOPY Alumnus
ACT Writers Centre

Q&A with Frances Chapman: 2014 HARDCOPY Alumnus

HARDCOPY is a unique, national professional development program run by the ACT Writers Centre that helps build the capacities, aptitudes and resources committed Australian writers need in order to reach their potential. In 2014, the program debuted with 30 emerging fiction writers who were enthusiastic about their projects, and embraced the opportunities the program provided. … Continue reading

Hard Work Pays Off For Hardcopiers
ACT Writers Centre

Hard Work Pays Off For Hardcopiers

In her final post as Blogger in Residence, Christine McPaul reflects on the success of the ACTWC’s HARDCOPY program, and explores some of the literary ventures that  participants have spawned. The ACT Writers Centre HARDCOPY Professional Development Program has paid dividends for emerging writers. Over its two year life, sixty new voices have been nurtured by … Continue reading

Cultural soft spot
Writing

Cultural soft spot

Article from The Cringe The 2015 HARDCOPY program began last week, with esteemed editor Nadine Davidoff directing a series of workshops with the successful nonfiction applicants for this year’s program. In the same week, the e-journal Softcopy was launched, showcasing an anthology of fictional work from writers who participated in 2014’s inaugural HARDCOPY program. The Cringe spoke … Continue reading

2015 HARDCOPY development program applications open
ACT Writers Centre

2015 HARDCOPY development program applications open

  What’s this all about? HARDCOPY is a professional development program that builds the capacities, resources and aptitudes committed emerging Australian writers need to reach their potential. By creating an environment that is educative, vigorous and nurturing, HARDCOPY: helps writers develop their projects towards full-length-manuscript status; significantly increases industry knowledge; facilitates relationships between writers and … Continue reading