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February 16th, 2019 | Blog | Tags:

Writers SA is thrilled to host British-Asian novelist Preti Taneja, author of We That Are Young, for a special masterclass in association with Adelaide Writers’ Week. In an exclusive and intimate session, find out how Preti was inspired by Shakespeare’s King Lear to write her own novel. Ahead of her exciting […]

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October 22nd, 2018 | Blog, Poetry, Readings, Regional, Residencies, Travel, Writer in Residence, Writer in Residence

Southern Cross News SA featured a story on Manal’s residency: Upon arrival at Port Augusta, I was met with a warm welcome from the host of the Eco Motel, the place in which I would be staying for the week. We had some lovely conversation about east Africa and other […]

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October 15th, 2018 | Blog, Latest, Writer in Residence, Writers SA news

Writers SA is running a Writers and Readers in Residence program sending authors out to interact with communities and create new work. Read about poet Manal Younus’ experience in Port Augusta as the first writer on the program:   When I was in the fourth grade, we were tasked with […]

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September 24th, 2018 | Blog, Latest

Karen Wyld, an author, freelance writer and weaver, will spend a month in the Ceduna region working with the library and various community-based organisations to present activities for local writers and readers. Karen’s residency is part of Writers SA’s Writers and Readers in Residence Project, in which South Australian writers […]

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September 14th, 2018 | Blog, Latest | Tags:

Guardian journalist and arts writer Jane Howard will be in Renmark over the next two weeks undertaking a writing residency at the Renmark Paringa Public Library. Jane’s residency is part of Writers SA’s Writers and Readers in Residence Project, in which South Australian writers undertake an artistic residency in regional […]

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September 12th, 2018 | Blog, Industry news, Latest

Jessica Alice, Director of Writers SA, today announces Lynda de Koning as the organisation’s next General Manager. “It is with enthusiasm for Writers SA that I welcome Lynda as our General Manager,” Jessica said. “Lynda’s experience and record in South Australia’s arts and creative industries is a great asset to […]

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September 11th, 2018 | Blog, Latest, Promotion | Tags:

Poet Manal Younus will spend this week in Port Augusta, where she will work with the Port Augusta Public Library and community groups to write and connect with local writers and readers. The Library will host a Meet The Poet event on Thursday 13 September. Younus’s residency is part of Writers SA’s […]

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September 5th, 2018 | Blog, Writers SA news

We had a blast at the Salisbury Writers Festival last month, and I particularly enjoyed meeting so many of you for one-on-one consultations. It was great to hear about the different things local writers are working on—the ingenious ideas, the fascinating plays with form and genre, and the generous tellings […]

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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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