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Write Now

If you struggle to carve out time for your writing, or just love the pitter-patter of fingers on keyboards, you need to make time write now.

Each month writers get cosy and dedicate two hours to flexing their creative minds on their personal projects.

Producer Shele Parker Black invites a diverse range of writers as guest hosts to inspire participants with a short writing exercise at the beginning of each session.
This month writers have the opportunity to meet Charlie Ward, author of A Hand Full of Sand as April’s guest host. 

“I really wanted to get Charlie on board because I went to the Wave Hill Walk Off 50th Anniversary in 2016 and I was awfully ignorant of what had happened,” Black says.

“I knew about the Paul Kelly song and the name Vincent Lingiari but that was about it.

“I left that walk off anniversary with lots of questions and wanted to know where I could find more information. Then Charlie released his book which is eye-opening and a great resource and insight.”

Black says Write Now, a collaboration between Accomplice, StoryProjects and the NT Writers’ Centre, has brought to the surface some of the exciting emerging writers in the Top End. 

“I think there’s a massive undercurrent of emerging writers who are doing really cool things who haven’t had a platform to be recognised and celebrated,” she says.

Write Now is a laid-back space and all about making time for yourself to work on a passion project, or just let the words flow.

“I feel like it’s a wonderful excuse for people to take a break from their lives and responsibilities and go ‘sweet, I have this very special two hours that is entirely mine’,” Black says.

SAT 7 APR | 2-4PM | ACCOMPLICE | $5 | See the event listing

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