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February 12th, 2020 | Blog, Festivals, Latest

Festival time is upon us! With Adelaide Fringe Festival opening this week, the city is brimming with the excitement of possibility. New ideas and collaborations are being sparked as artists from across the country and world head to Adelaide. It can be overwhelming when you want to see and do […]

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January 28th, 2020 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

The pleasures of a good detective story are hard to beat – and we’re delighted to see author Kerry Greenwood’s best-selling Phryne Fisher mystery series take the leap from TV to the silver screen. Thanks to our pals at Roadshow, we have five double passes to Miss Fisher and the […]

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January 22nd, 2020 | Blog, Latest, Workshops

This March, join some of the visiting authors of Adelaide Writers’ Week for Writers Studio, a series of masterclasses designed to make you think, make you write, and make you a better storyteller. Presented in partnership with Adelaide Writers’ Week, this is your chance to learn from some of Australia’s […]

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January 8th, 2020 | Blog

  I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. Except for the year I was determined to be able to run (as exercise, apparently it’s fun). I did it but it’s not fun for me. The point is that I achieved what I’d set out to do. Unlike the years […]

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December 17th, 2019 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

Summer’s pleasures include hiding away in the blissful chill and hush of a movie theatre – thanks to our pals at Palace Films, we have double passes to bookish dramedy The Truth to give away! After the global success of the Cannes Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters, master auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda’s wry […]

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December 4th, 2019 | Blog, Latest

Margot Lloyd is an editor at Wakefield Press, who will be leading our upcoming Inside Publishing: Query, Synopsis, Submission workshop. Using her years of insider knowledge (and time spent reading submissions), Margot is set to help you craft a submission, from query letter to synopsis, that truly sings.  We caught up […]

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November 26th, 2019 | Blog, Latest, News

Applications are now open for the 2020 Writers SA Writers & Readers in Residence Project, a unique chance for writers to connect with a regional or remote South Australian community, and undertake an artistic residency to work on their own projects for 2–4+ weeks. Designed to activate reading as well […]

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November 25th, 2019 | Blog, Competitions, Festivals, Latest

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Writers SA Feast Short Story Competition for 2019! The competition attracted a strong field of entries, covering a range of subjects and genres from YA to historical romance, inspired by the broad theme of ‘queer lives’.  All finalists were wonderfully written – congratulations […]

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October 30th, 2019 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

Win! Thanks to our friends at Allen & Unwin, we have a copy of Vicki Hastrich’s Night Fishing to giveaway. A luminous and remarkable memoir of a singular life in art and nature, Night Fishing unfolds as a series of expeditions or essays, undertaken in the spirit of the philosopher […]

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October 15th, 2019 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

*Please note, this competition has now closed* It’s spring, and time to emerge from the cocoon – lucky for us, there’s plenty to do in Adelaide in October and November. The folks at Woodville Town Hall are holding November Nights, a new music festival featuring seven female artists, celebrating soul, […]

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October 1st, 2019 | Blog, Latest

*This giveaway is now closed* We have a double pass to giveaway to All The Stories, at Nexus Arts on 5 October. The program features Melbourne-based The Letter String Quartet’s work All The Stories, a song cycle collaboratively written by the Quartet’s artistic director Biddy Connor and poet Maria Zajkowski, and […]

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September 24th, 2019 | Blog, Latest | Tags:

*Please note this competition is now closed* JLF Adelaide – from the producers of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival- has just announced its full program as part of OzAsia Festival 2019! A free weekend of talks, panels, readings and performances, JLF Adelaide returns to showcase the most celebrated writers, thinkers […]

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September 24th, 2019 | Blog

  I often see questions on the socials and people at workshops asking about US vs UK English. Learnt vs learned, spelled vs spelt (not the bread) and so on. There’s no right or wrong if it’s in the dictionary as a real word but has alternative spelling options. Then […]

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August 14th, 2019 | Blog, Latest

We are thrilled to announce that Melaleuca by Angie Martin has won the inaugural Commercial Fiction Fellowship for First Nation Writers. Angie Martin of the Kooma nation also has Kamilaroi, Welsh, German and English ancestry. She was thrilled to receive the fellowship. ‘I am very happy to be supported in pursuing […]

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August 13th, 2019 | Blog, Latest

*Please note this competition is now closed* A rare opportunity to connect with the living tradition of women’s songlines, as recounted by Yolngu women from far north Australia. Gay’wu Group of Women is the ‘dilly bag women’s group’, a deep collaboration between five Yolngu women and three non-Aboriginal women over a […]

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