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ABOUT US   Membership Benefits

Sydney School of Arts & Humanities is a reading and writing venture aimed at nurturing purpose, pleasure and playfulness in writing, reading and spiritual inquiry.

Our purpose at SSOA is two-fold

1. To organise writers’ meet ups & conduct creative writing and memoir classes, along with book coaching and author mentoring.

2. To publish the completed work of members and students.

The School brings together researchers and writers whose interests span the arts, human relationship, the ecology of nature, the built environment, and innovative ideas in the study of spirituality, society and politics.

Our publications range from memoir, novels and short story to poetry and the essay form. Individual writers and members of writing groups are encouraged to offer submissions for publishing consideration by our peer panels.

MEMBERSHIP

Membership of SSOA for just $47 p.a. This includes:

 

1 x free Writing Group session - valued at $15

Opportunity to publish a Guest Blog  - valued at $180

1 x 30-minute Introductory Mentoring session - valued at $80

Quarterly newsletter on SSOA’s activities - valued at $40

                                                                          TOTAL VALUE $315

The membership renews 12 months after joining, not at the end of each calendar year, so take the advantage of acting now. 

                                                                          JOIN NOW FOR JUST $47

SERVICES

Writing Groups

Members of our narrative writing groups meet weekly in Sydney to encourage and review each other’s writing. Their work is being progressively published in the form of ebooks for sale on this website, alongside books by established writers.

We run several meet ups a week (day & evenings) at Sydney School of Arts & Humanities, 15-17 Argyle Street, Millers Point, The Rocks, at reduced rates – Tuesdays 10.30, Tuesdays 6 pm and Fridays 2 pm – $15 for 2 hours. Plus Saturday afternoons – bookings essential. New programs begin regularly. 

Sydney School of Arts & Humanities is a sponsor of two meet ups, Sydney Writers’ Circle and Sydney Storytellers.

For more information on classes or meet ups contact:

Click here to make an enquiry.

Publishing

Discussion and feedback on writing for print publication and e-publication is encouraged as we provide advisory services to over 3,000 members of meet ups and other groups. To take advantage of the opportunity to publish your work contact Dr You can find a submission form here to send us your manuscript. Our authors' books are on sale here.

Click here to make an enquiry.

Editing

We provide skilled editors at reasonable professional rates to help you get on top of your story. Simply make contact with us by email - or phone us - to discuss what level of editing you require, whether substantive editing to shape your work into a workable draft or copy editing needed for a completed manuscript.

Click here to make an enquiry. 

Book Mentoring

Maybe you're finding it hard to start your story - or even having trouble finding the time to continue your work. We offer you support to work through your blockages - sometimes referred to as 'writing block' - so that you develop a discipline which allows you to enjoy writing again so you can anticipate the progress of your story.  You can find a submission form here to send us your manuscript. Check out our authors' books on sale here.

Click here to make an enquiry.

Ghost Writing

If you've lived a life worth writing about, let us help you! Here at SSOA, we have a team of experienced biographers, and they can help you write your story - even write it for you.

Looking back, you probably realise you've learnt a lot about life and want to share your story with family and friends or even publish or self-publish. We'll point you in the right direction. You've loved special times in your life and know that others would appreciate hearing about those episodes.

 

If you don't have the time, the energy or the skills to write your life story - or even a brief memoir of a particular period or incident in your life - we can provide all of those missing elements. You'll be pleased with the outcome - a personal account or a book for publication from your very own point of view. The first meeting to discuss the project is free.

 

Click here to make an enquiry.