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HELPING WRITERS REALISE THEIR
CREATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL DREAMS

All Events

Cosy Hangout Nights

Date: July 15, 2022

Cuddle up in a pillow fort at Part of Things this winter for some low-pressure get-togethers.

Blogging Basics

Date: July 16, 2022

Join Riverland blog writer Tim Tol for a behind the scenes look into the process of writing a blog.

No Limits Programming Reference Group

Date: July 18, 2022

Our No Limits: Young Regional Writers program offers a diverse range of online and in-person writing workshops and events focused in three regional SA locations: Riverland, Eyre Peninsula and Limestone Coast.

Storytelling and Mental Illness

Date: July 23, 2022

A gentle workshop exploring skills for writing about mental illness with Katerina Bryant, the author of Hysteria.

Think Tank

Date: July 27, 2022

Coming to you on the fourth Wednesday of each month is Writers SA's Think Tank, presented in partnership with City of Adelaide's City Library. Get together with other writers in this informal space to discuss concepts, test plotlines, workshop a synopsis, and brainstorm and get feedback on your ideas in this fast-paced hour of creative construction.

Slam Poetry with Chris Best

Date: July 30, 2022

It’s nearly slam season! Join writer and performance poet Chris Best to explore slam poetry.

Teen Writers Club: Term 3, 2022

Date: July 30, 2022

The Teen Writers Club is a place for high school aged writers to make new connections, be inspired, and develop their writing. We provide a safe, fun and engaging program for passionate young writers of all interests, ages and abilities.

Online Teen Writers Circle (Regional SA)

Date: July 31, 2022

The Teen Writers Circle is a weekly space for high-school aged writers from regional South Australia to make connections, be inspired and develop their writing.

Top Ten Tips with Michael Winkler

Date: August 1, 2022

Michael Winkler’s novel Grimmish is the first self-published novel to be shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. Join Michael in this online author talk as he shares his top tips for self publishing.

Graphic Novels and Comics for a Cause

Date: August 6, 2022

Develop a 1-2 page comic that relates to a specific aspect, memory, passion, or philosophy relating to your current day-job or vocation.

Getting Started with Memoir

Date: August 13, 2022

Writing memoir allows us to share our stories, whether big, life altering events or small mundane moments. Join writer, poet and playwright, Lur Alghurabi as she guides you through traditional and experimental forms, stopping along the way to discuss the challenges and possibilities.

The Craft of Creative Non-fiction

Date: August 14, 2022

Creative or narrative non-fiction is anything that uses the art of writing to tell a true story – memoir, biography, true crime, love letters and so many other things. But how do we turn real life into something others want to read?

Cosy Hangout Nights

Date: August 19, 2022

Cuddle up in a pillow fort at Part of Things this winter for some low-pressure get-togethers.

Settings: The Power of Place

Date: August 20, 2022

In this in-person workshop, you’ll consider and evolve techniques to convey a vivid, powerful sense of place no matter where or when your stories are set.

Experiments in Non-fiction

Date: August 28, 2022

What is experimental non-fiction and how do you write it? Join Anwen Crawford to explore experiments in non-fiction.

Literary Speculation

Date: September 3, 2022

Join Miles Franklin longlisted author Briohny Doyle to explore literary speculation and strengthen your writing across fiction, non-fiction and hybrid forms.

Agents, Pitching and Contracts

Date: September 7, 2022

Join agent and industry professional, Alex Adsett, for a look behind the curtain of publishing to find answers to questions like: do I need an agent? What do I look for in a contract? How do I pitch myself and my book?

Portal: Fantasy Workshop Festival

Date: September 9, 2022

We’re opening the portal to a fantastical little pocket of the Riverland — for fantasy writers, readers and lovers.

Alternate History Fiction

Date: September 17, 2022

Historical fiction blends fantasy and fact for an appeal all of its own—join author Jane Rawson for a look at how to use the best of both worlds for one-of-a-kind fiction.

Plotting: Wood for the trees

Date: September 25, 2022

How to find your way out of the writing forest whether you're a plotter, a pantser or a plantser, so you can flourish and publish.

Work Space (online)

Date: October 15, 2022

When writers work together, something magical happens, and Writers SA's Work Space is back in October! Work Space is a digital place to get together with other writers and just write. Over the course of a day, we'll dig deep to hit those word count goals. Whether you're planning to write a novel in a month or get a neglected creative project back on track, this day is designed for you to carve out some hardcore writing time.

On Demand – 1001 Paths to Publication

Date: December 31, 2022

Writers SA presents an on-demand workshop that you can watch in your own time for a short time. Two videos will give an overview of the traditional publishing model in Australia, and overseas, followed by some self-publishing options. You can then download the FAQ's and a spreadsheet with some handy details about which genres are best represented by Australian vs overseas markets.

On Demand – Self-publishing 101

Date: December 31, 2022

Whether you're looking to make a career out of self-publishing or have just one book to publish, but you don't know where to start, this workshop will help you with the knowledge you'll need to bring your manuscript to market.

On Demand – Goal, Motivation, Conflict

Date: December 31, 2022

Writers SA presents an on-demand workshop you can watch in your own time for a short time. Making up the foundation of almost all fast paced fiction is the concept of Goal, Motivation, Conflict, the 'who, what, why and why not'. In this short video, we'll walk you through the steps to see if your story has it.

On Demand – Getting Submission Ready

Date: December 31, 2022

Join Writers SA's Bronwyn Tilley as we navigate what a successful query letter should look like when you're ready to start submitting to publishers and agents so you can create one of your own!

On Demand – Fiction Writing Essentials

Date: December 31, 2022

Writers SA presents an on-demand workshop you can watch in your own time for a short time. We'll analyse what makes a great 3D character, as well as what you need in order to keep your plot exciting and your reader turning the pages.