Author, poet and educator Jude Aquilina is Writers SA’s latest Writer in Residence


South Australian author, poet and creative writing teacher, Jude Aquilina will be touring the Limestone Coast from 15th February to 7th March as Writers SA’s latest Writer in Residence.

Jude will be visiting several towns in the region to connect with readers and writers through free workshops, one-on-one consultations with writers at all stages of their careers, and other opportunities to share her knowledge of writing and publishing poetry, stories and memoir.

There is no cost to the community to hold events. Libraries, schools, community groups and arts groups are invited to contact Jude to discuss events by emailing Jude directly at [email protected].


Jude Aquilina, from Milang, is a published writer, educator and writing-mentor. Her poems, short stories and articles have been published around Australia and abroad. Jude has worked as manager at the SA Writers Centre and has taught at Flinders University, Adelaide TAFE, plus in dozens of schools, libraries, community centres and in a prison.

She is currently working on a book about the Outback and a collection of South Australian ghost stories. Jude Aquilina was the 2018 recipient of the Barbara Hanrahan award for sustained contribution to South Australian literature. Her books include WomanSpeak, Knifing the Ice, On a Moon Spiced Night and Tadpoles in the Torrens, published by Wakefield Press.

At libraries Jude is available to work with groups, providing writing workshops on the topics of poetry, memoir, publishing and editing. She can also be booked for on-on-one consults and informal chats, answering questions of all aspects of writing and publishing. For community and interested groups, Jude is available for talks, readings and entertaining writing workshops. Jude is also available as a writer in residence for cafes and hotels, to chat with and write poems for locals. If you’d like to meet with Jude, or host an event or talk, please contact Jude directly on [email protected].

The residency is part of Writers SA’s Writers and Readers in Residence Project, which sees writers undertake an artistic residency in regional communities to activate reading and writing in the area.

The project has been extended to 2022, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

For more information, please contact:
Program Coordinator at Writers SA, Bronwyn Tilley: [email protected]

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