·         Nurtures, supports and celebrates literary culture in NSW.
·         Assists writers from beginners to established professionals.
·         Provides professional development through workshops, writing groups and seminars. Monthly workshops include poetry, memoir writing, short story writing, writing for children, blogging, editing.
·         Offers resources for aspiring, emerging and experienced writers.
·         Administers the Newcastle Poetry Prize, the Newcastle Short Story Award and the Grieve Writing Competition, all national competitions.
·         Partners with cultural and community organisations, businesses and groups to promote the arts and tourism in the Hunter region.