Blog

Playwriting Festival at the NSW Writers' Centre

Michelle Morgan - Sunday, March 30, 2014

It was such an inspiring day at the Playwriting Festival held at the NSW Writers' Centre yesterday. Lally Katz set the tone with her entertaining and motivational keynote address. I had difficulty choosing which sessions to go to, I really wanted to go to them all. Award-winning playwrights such as Hilary Bell, Suzie Miller, Stephen Sewell, Jane Harrison, Donna Abela, Nakkianh Lui, Caleb Lewis, Timothy Daly, Lachlan Philpott and Kit Brookman discussed their work in the context of starting out, collaboration, diversity, conflict, working locally / overseas etc. There was also a great session with a panel of artistic directors and literary managers that included Lee Lewis from Griffin, Anthea Williams from Belvoir, Polly Rowe from STC and Leland Kean from Rock Surfers who discussed their own company's selection criteria, preferred pitches and programming. I even had a 5-minute micro-session with Suzie Miller to briefly discuss the play I'm working on and how to go about finding a suitable dramaturg to provide further advice.

Many thanks to the Festival Director, Vanessa Bates, who did a fantastic job getting together such an inspiring group of playwrights and theatre makers to share their expertise.

» Share this post

Recent Posts

Tags

Spotlight On book depository book trailer goodreads giveaway Bookshop Bowral illustrators spark award 2017 kobo buzz words bay of fires romy sharp YA fiction act writers centre CBCA Children's Book Week allen & unwin children's / YA literature festival of golden words indigenous literacy foundation Gordon Library WritingNSW blog tour telopea park school tom keneally centre international children's book day 2014 giveaway Lismore Library hnsa arielle gamble book launch St Paul's Primary School shoalhaven libraries seven mile beach sir charles kingsford smith children's book council of australia NSW branch historical novel society australasia racing the moon Woollahra Library lachlan philpott booktopia kindle writers' festivals scbwi australia playwriting middle grade fiction Paperchain Manuka australian reading hour Kings Cross Theatre coming-of-age fiction griffin theatre barbara braxton read3r'zrevu book fairs nowra library combined book exhibit children's book council of australia illawarra south coast deb robins gerringong historical society museum elizabeth gilbert southern cross libraries theatre bradman museum interviews tanika gupta scbwi readhowyouwant ReadPlus writing process blog hop Magpies atyp Reader's Companion Armidale reconciliation Good Reading amazon paperback Historical Novel Society eBook mall jamberoo public school Dymock's Canberra ubud, bali refugees jackie french sydney mechanics school of arts library Dymocks Brisbane CBCA book of the year awards southern highland news too late for love children's book council of australia national conference MacLean's Booksellers Port Macquarie Library goodbye frankie deep sky bushwalking eBooks.com songs highlife magazine elaine ousten iTunes Abbey's Bookshop bill condon plays fishpond dymocks kate gordon festival of dangerous ideas self-publishing ulladulla library fran knight Broadbeach Library eBook school visits mETAphor Reading Time 12 curly questions storytellers festival Grafton Library believing sydney opera house berkelouw book barn Waterstones QBD nsw writers' centre Taree Library Australia Day author talks sally odgers amazon kindle mother's day just write for kids KXT ainslie + gorman arts centre luke johnson sophie masson australian standing orders sydney writers festival 2019 valentine's day flying through clouds spark award older readers 2017 clancy tucker author videos Moss Vale Campus Library all the buzz about books goodreads literary events griffin press sharon mcguinness Tamworth Country Music Festival kids' book review sandy fussell smsa library Bowral Art Gallery bookshops captain tobias furneaux refugee week michelle morgan Anniversary Day alexander mccall smith ann harth Muswellbrook Library bookworld berkelouw books book tour Books + Publishing lovereading4kids skylight books ubud writers & readers festival smashwords playwrights retreat potts point bookshop frankfurt book fair hans christian andersen better read than dead bologna children's book fair holidays australian literature narrabundah college autumn revel 19 March 1932 big book day out society of children's book writers and illustrators copyediting reviews NAIDOC week canberra decimal currency historical fiction bookstop[ ANZAC Day teachers' notes martin luther king, jr barnes&noble good reading magazine books book cover design playwriting festival di bates Tamworth City Library awards gorman arts centre jump for jordan literary lunch lyn linning southern highlands writers' festival nook authors festivals State Library of NSW mabo day indie publishing children's book council of australia karma Mitchell Library writing workshops tasmania sydney indigenous literacy day bookloons chloe mauger national simultaneous storytime 14 february 1966 australian federation of graduate women heart of australia teen fiction Sydney Harbour Bridge byron writers festival Quirindi Library Newcastle writers' festival

Archive