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September Networking Drinks

Date: September 27, 2021

Join Writers SA and Editors SA for a spring literary gathering at the Belgian Beer Cafe, Monday September 27th from 6pm onward for light nibbles and literary conversation.

Meet the Regional Team (Online) Ages 12-17

Date: September 27, 2021

Join the Writers SA Regional Team for this online session to connect with other regional writers and get some writing done. This session is aimed at regional writers aged 12 -17.

Riverland NYWF Watch Parties

Date: September 30, 2021

Join Writers SA Riverland Coordinator Alysha Herrmann and other Riverland writers to tune into livestreamed panels and other sessions live from the National Young Writers' Festival. All Riverland writers aged 16+ welcome.

Flash Fiction (Mount Gambier) Ages 13-17

Date: October 1, 2021

Discover the power of flash fiction — small stories with big impact! Join Jacqui Davies as she explores ways to write with precision, craft powerful openings and endings and have fun experimenting with words. For ages 13-17.

Port Lincoln NYWF Watch Party

Date: October 2, 2021

Join Writers SA Eyre Peninsula Coordinator Eliza Wuttke and other EP writers to tune into livestreamed sessions from the National Young Writers' Festival. All Eyre Peninsula based writers aged 16+ welcome.

Character Development (Mount Gambier) Ages 10-12

Date: October 5, 2021

A shy girl who discovers she is descended from Vikings. A teacher who secretly knits magical scarves. A baby brother who turns out to be a werewolf. Come together and learn how to combine contrasting personality traits to create interesting and original characters. For ages 10-12.

Meet the Regional Team (Online) Ages 18-29

Date: October 7, 2021

Join the Writers SA Regional Team for this online session to connect with other regional writers and get some writing done. This session is aimed at regional writers aged 18-29.

Context Festival: Opening Event

Date: October 8, 2021

A powerful opening event with Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson and the Unbound Collective

Context Festival: Smashing the Glass Cabinet

Date: October 9, 2021

An interactive longtable event with Nici Cumpston, Ali Gumillya Baker and Corey Theatre.

Context Festival: Zine Workshop

Date: October 9, 2021

In the spirit of DIY, join Ruby Allegra for an interactive workshop where you can create your own zine. The zine history has its roots in activist movements and self-publishing, and remains a popular form of self expression and creativity.

Context Festival: Soul Lounge Poetry Performance

Date: October 9, 2021

Context is proud to host a staunch line up of Soul Lounge poets as they share their words—their profundity will challenge you, their talent will move you. Hosted by Stevie Zhao and with readings from Manal Younus, Prosper, Brenton Lam, Divya Jacob, San San Ja and Ruhi Yaganagi. Soul Lounge is a monthly poetry night for poets of colour to share their incredible work.

Context Festival: The Future of Local Journalism

Date: October 10, 2021

An interactive longtable event with Anisha Pillarisetty, Royce Kurmelovs, Gemma Beale.

Context Festival: Songwriting Workshop

Date: October 10, 2021

Join musician Corey Theatre for an interactive workshop on songwriting. Corey will provide insight into his own songwriting process and help inspire you to write your own lyrics and music.

Context Festival: Closing Address

Date: October 10, 2021

A closing address with Karen Wyld.

Meet the Regional Team (Online) Ages 30+

Date: October 13, 2021

Join the Writers SA Regional Team for this online session to connect with other regional writers and get some writing done. This session is aimed at regional writers aged 30 and over.

Teen Writers Club: Term 4, 2021

Date: October 16, 2021

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

Freelancing 101

Date: October 16, 2021

This workshop with freelance writer Ben Brooker is a practical guide to getting started and keeping balance, what to charge, who to pitch to and so much more.

Top Ten Tips with Thomas Keneally

Date: October 19, 2021

In this next installment of Writers SA's Top Ten Tips, hear from prolific veteran of Australian publishing, Tom Keneally, as he shares from an esteemed career spanning 60 years.

Horror Writing with Alan Baxter

Date: October 23, 2021

In this intensive workshop, award-winning author Alan Baxter will break down the conventions and tropes of horror fiction, with a focus on the craft of writing horror.

Going Gonzo with John Safran

Date: October 26, 2021

Join John Safran for a brief look into his career to date in this informative session talking about opinion vs slander, how far is too far, and the fun steps to narrowing down the subjects of your own satirical reporting.

Think Tank

Date: October 27, 2021

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.

Coffee Table Books with Rojina McDonald

Date: November 6, 2021

A coffee table book can be a cookbook, an almanac, a detailed family tree or a loved one's historical record; join business owner and author Rojina McDonald as she walks you through the process from photography to layout to marketing.

Poetry: The Purpose of Voice

Date: November 13, 2021

What is the cathartic attraction of storytelling? Using the ideology of haiga, poet and author Ali Cobby Eckermann will take you on a journey to weave imagery and words to forge statements to reiterate our truths.

Literary Fiction with Alice Robinson

Date: November 13, 2021

Join award-winning novelist Alice Robinson to explore the craft of literary fiction writing, through reading, discussion and practical writing exercises in this hands-on writing workshop.

Grant and Application Writing

Date: November 20, 2021

Grants, scholarships and fellowships are available to writers and authors of all mediums and career points, aspiring, emerging, established, metro and regional. Join local author and grant assessor Karen Wyld for a practical workshop on writing strong applications and finding the opportunities open to you.

Modern Magical Realism

Date: November 21, 2021

Modern magical realism is not only about creating magic in your stories, but also about transforming the ordinary, giving it a sense of wonder and emotional punch. In this workshop author Tabitha Bird will walk participants through a series of exercises designed to take your own experience, truth, or life lessons and weave them into a carefully-balanced novel of light and dark, reframing our world through the use of magical realism.

Contemporary Criticism

Date: November 23, 2021

Join freelance journalist, critic and editor Walter Marsh (The Guardian, The Adelaide Review, The Saturday Paper, The Monthly, InDaily) for an approachable guide to writing and publishing reviews and criticism, whether you’re passionate about music, film and TV, theatre, literature and art, or anything that makes you want to think and write.

On Demand – 1001 Paths to Publication

Date: December 31, 2021

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, 2021

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, 2021

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.