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February 21st, 2018 | Blog, Festivals, Guest posts, Latest, News, Poetry, Residencies, Writer in Residence, Writers SA news | Tags:

This week we welcome Bernice Chauly to Adelaide as part of our partnership with George Town Literary Festival, Penang – our Malaysian sister city. Bernice is a writer, filmmaker, actor and festival director. She will be in residence until mid-March and will appear at Adelaide Writers’ Week. Before she jets […]

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January 17th, 2017 | Blog

By Christmas all my books were in boxes, where they will stay for the next six months while we get some work done on the house. The boxes are neatly stashed in the ex-table-tennis-room of some friends. ‘Ex’ because no table tennis will be played for quite some time: these […]

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October 4th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Liana Skrzypczak Now in its 19th year, the National Young Writers’ Festival, creative partner of the much celebrated TiNA (This is Not Art festival), just keeps getting better. This year, South Australian co-director, Annie Waters and her team upheld the long-running festival tradition of diversity and inclusion. They were […]

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September 20th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Victoria Purman Dialogue: a conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play or film So, that sounds simple, right? Dialogue is a conversation, with two – or sometimes more – people talking to each other. The aim of dialogue is to move the story […]

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August 5th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Dr. Scott Zarcinas Turning your writing into a business that pays you an income is an aspiration of many writers. Monetising your words so that you can leave your day job is a dream for many wordsmiths. JOIN US FOR WRITING BUSINESS SECRETS The fact that many bestselling authors […]

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August 2nd, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

by Jane Turner Goldsmith “Get him up the tree; throw rocks at him; get him down”. So runs the formula for the classic story, also known as the three-act play structure or the ‘narrative arc’ of a story. All the ingredients of a satisfying story are here: conflict, challenge, resolution. […]

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July 15th, 2016 | Blog, News | Tags:

Events and Workshops in Adelaide at SA Writers Centre Here’s your quick downloadable and shareable pdf events and workshop guide: Events and Workshops – August Events & Workshops – September

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July 15th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

Caroline Reid is our current Writer in Residence. We had a quick Q&A chat with her. If you were a supermarket item, what would you be and why? Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbeque Sauce. It just rolls off the tongue. Who wouldn’t want to be called Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbeque Sauce? […]

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July 12th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Jillian Schedneck I spent two weeks in Chiang Mai, Thailand visiting my sister and her family. My mother and aunt came too, and it was their first time in Thailand. As you can imagine, there was a lot going on. But were there any stories with a clear and […]

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July 6th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

by Amelia Walker The red post box creaked greedily as I pulled the parcel chute open, placed my yellow envelope inside, then let go, surrendering months and years of love and labour into the darkness of transit, and ultimately, my publisher. Whoosh. The parcel slid against metal and landed, thud, […]

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