New South Wales Writers' Centre
The New South Wales Writers' Centre is an association established in Sydney in May 1991 to promote writing-based culture and the rights and interests of writers. Together with Varuna - The Writers' House and the Sydney Writers' Festival, the NSW Writers' Centre is the main support organisation for writers in New South Wales.
The Centre is managed by Executive Director Jane McCredie. The director and staff are responsible to a management committee elected every two years by Centre members. As of 2010 there were approximately 2,600 members.
The Centre offers a program of activities including workshops, seminars, festivals and competitions, including The Blake Poetry Prize, as well as mentorships, leveraging opportunities for emerging writers and suggesting pathways to publication. It is the peak body for writers in the state of New South Wales.
The New South Wales Writers' Centre occupies a restored Georgian mansion set in the grounds of Callan Park. The office is open from Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
- The NSW Writers' Centre, Structure and Role, retrieved July 2007