Funding cuts may close Writing NSW

NSW risks being the only Australian state without a dedicated writers’ organisation, as Writing NSW loses its funding.

The future of Writing NSW is at risk, leaving thousands of writers without financial support or access to their extensive range of online courses, events and networking opportunities in the midst of a global pandemic.

As one of the largest employers of writers in Australia, Writing NSW currently pays out close to $200,000 each year in fees for teaching, curating, writing, speaking and judging. It offers paid employment to around 300 writers each year, as well as 10 staff. At a time when writers may be losing income for appearances and courses due to COVID-19, the impact of losing a state-based body could prove to be devastating. 

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