About us

The Long Way Home is about helping people in the Clarence Valley to discover their writing voice. We want you to find your own brave, authentic and original voice. We want to unearth great stories that respond to life in the Clarence Valley – through a prism of voices, ages, cultures and landscapes.

People often tell us they have a story. Or they used to write, they’ve always loved words. We meet people who’d love to write something if they could only start. The Long Way Home is for all those people.

We hold creative writing workshops in the Clarence Valley. Each year we run the Long Way Home writing competition, with categories for primary and high school students and adults. Each year we publish a collection of the best entries from the competition. All our storytellers, young and old, have a link to the Clarence Valley, on the North Coast of New South Wales. Together their stories reflect life on a land where stories have flowed down the Clarence River for thousands of years.

The Long Way Home is a non-profit collective. Co-directors are Clarence Valley writers Erin Brady, Claire Aman and artist Yohanna Dent. Partnering with local organisations where we can, we produce books that belong in the world of contemporary Australian writing.

To contact us, email cvshortstories@gmail.com

You can find us on Facebook. Or write to us at PO Box 604, Yamba, 2464.