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April 6th, 2021 | Blog, Latest, Writers SA news

In 2021, Writers SA has partnered with Varuna, the National Writers’ House, to offer two new writing residency and development fellowships for South Australian writers working in any genre or form. We have introduced the SA First Nations Writers Fellowship, alongside the SA Emerging Writers Fellowship (formerly the Young Writers […]

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March 16th, 2021 | Blog

At last, the writerly (and readerly) seasons are upon us. If you need a new read, we have a copy of The Lamplighters  by Emma Stonex (Pan Macmillan) to giveaway! Cornwall, 1972. Three lighthouse keepers vanish from a remote rock, miles from the shore. The entrance door is locked from […]

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March 16th, 2021 | Blog, Genre, Insights, Latest

Claire G. Coleman is a Noongar woman whose family have belonged to the south coast of Western Australia since long before history started being recorded. She writes fiction, essays, poetry and art writing, and we are lucky to have her lead an online workshop on blending genre. Claire wrote her […]

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March 9th, 2021 | Blog, Latest

Described as “an empowering history of badass women”, GIRLS CAN’T SURF is the untold story of how a band of renegade surfer girls in the 1980s fought to create their own professional sport, changing surf culture forever. It’s the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of […]

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March 2nd, 2021 | Blog, Latest

The Codebreakers (HarperCollins) is inspired by the real-life codebreaking women of Australia’s top-secret Central Bureau in Brisbane in WWII. Author Alli Sinclair interviewed the real life codebreakers to learn more about their lives and roles to tell a fascinating, untold part of Australian history. 1943, Brisbane: the war continues to devastate […]

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February 23rd, 2021 | Blog, Latest

Releasing to Australian and New Zealand cinemas on March 18, French Exit is based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt. “My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as planned. Her […]

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February 16th, 2021 | Blog, Latest

‘Mad March’ is nearly here, and the (socially-distanced) Adelaide Fringe Festival begins this Friday! To help fellow book-lovers and literary fans get the most out of the program, we’ve created a mini-guide to the Adelaide Fringe Festival, with just some of the events featuring writers both local and visiting, and […]

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February 9th, 2021 | Blog, Festivals, Latest, Writers SA news

Back by popular demand, our scintillating series of Writers Studio events in association with Adelaide Writers’ Week returns! Hosted by revered guest authors, this is your chance to learn from the nation’s finest writers, right here in Adelaide. Join Will Kostakis for an exclusive workshop about writing YA; bestselling author […]

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January 19th, 2021 | Blog, Insights, Latest, News

Margot McGovern is a YA author based in Adelaide, and we are lucky to have her kick off the first in-person workshop for 2021, on Re-imagining Faery Tales. Margot’s contemporary YA manuscript, Neverland, was short-listed for the 2015 Text Prize and published by Penguin Random House Australia in April 2018. Margot […]

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January 19th, 2021 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

Penguin Bloom tells the true story of Sam Bloom (Academy Award® nominated Naomi Watts) a young mother whose world is turned upside down after a near-fatal accident leaves her unable to walk. Releasing to Australian and New Zealand cinemas on January 21, the film is based on the award-winning photography […]

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January 13th, 2021 | Blog, Latest, News | Tags:

Because Writers SA believes in fostering all writers, even from a young age, we hold writing workshops for young people regularly throughout the year and in the school holidays. The emphasis is on fun and coming away with something tangible. If you are from a school or organisation we can […]

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December 19th, 2020 | Blog, Latest

FAREWELL, 2020   Well, certainly none of us were expecting 2020 to be quite as eventful as it has been, and there are still a few days left to go. From the bushfire crisis—where writers showed great community leadership to support the relief effort—to the rapid momentum of COVID-19, and […]

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December 16th, 2020 | Blog, Latest, Writers SA news

Writers SA is excited to launch our 2021 summer program! We are delighted to share with you our first quarterly program of events for 2021, featuring a suite of leading local and national writers. From long term programs like the SA First Nations Writers Group, Manuscript Incubator and First Draft, […]

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December 8th, 2020 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

The much-anticipated new film by writer/director Philippe Falardeau (‘Monsieur Lazhar’), MY SALINGER YEAR unites three-time Oscar®-nominee Sigourney Weaver and new talent Margaret Qualley (‘Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood’) for a hugely enjoyable adaptation of Joanna Rakoff’s internationally bestselling memoir, about a young graduate’s experiences at an old-fashioned New York literary agency in […]

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December 1st, 2020 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat down for a series of filmed interviews in his apartment in New York City. OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE explores the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his […]

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