The premier organisation for writers and writing in the state, Writers SA puts South Australian writers at the heart of national literary life.
With a bold vision and vibrant member community, we foster literary culture, create vital opportunities and industry pathways, and support writers at all stages, through an array of programs, festivals, services, and events. Find out more.
Writers SA offers a year-round program of literary workshops, events, and courses, both in person and online.
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Tarnanthi – Writing Commissions Call-out
Together with the Art Gallery of South Australia, Writers SA and the SA First Nations Writers Group are inviting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers living in South Australia to take part in a series of paid writing commissions for Tarnanthi. Selected writers will be invited to respond creatively to works of art in the […]
2023 Writers SA Varuna Fellowships!
We are thrilled to once again team up with Varuna, the National Writers’ House, to offer two new writing residency and development fellowships for South Australian writers working in any genre or form. The fellowships provide time, writing space, and consultation to work on your writing in a dedicated writers’ retreat in the beautiful Country of […]
Nature Festival Writing Workshops
Join Writers SA and The City of Port Adelaide Enfield for a series of Nature Writing Workshops on October 7 at Parks Library. Starting at just $30, there’s self-editing, dystopias and utopias, children’s and YA settings, and self-publishing to choose from. Just click on the images above or the links below to book. Writers SA’s […]
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Country Arts SA Quick Response Grants
Up to $3000 for Individuals; Up to $5000 for Organisations/Community Groups. Grants will fund professional development opportunities for artists and arts workers or small project opportunities. The program supports immediate need that arises. Open 10 times each year during the following months: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. Applications must be submitted by 11:29pm (ACST) on the last day of each month.
2024 Peter Porter Poetry Prize
Celebrating twenty years of world poetry, Australian Book Review welcomes entries to the 2024 Peter Porter Poetry Prize, one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected poetry awards. The prize – worth a total of AU$10,000 – is open to all living poets writing in English. The winner will receive $6,000, with the four other shortlisted poets receiving $1,000 each. Entries must be an original and unpublished single-authored poem of not more than 70 lines. 9 October.
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