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August 31st, 2021 | Blog, Latest, News, Regional, Residencies, Writer in Residence, Writer in Residence, Writers SA news

We are excited to announce two new Writers and Readers in Residence for September 2021: Rachael Mead and Tracy Crisp! Adelaide author of The Application of Pressure Rachael Mead will be travelling to Kangaroo Island, where she will be based in Kingscote from the 1st to the 15th September. If […]

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August 31st, 2021 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

Looking for a new read? Believe in Me by Lucy Neave is a moving novel about family, freedom and knowing who you are, and part of the novel is set in Adelaide. Perfect for fans of Ann Patchett, Joan London and Gail Jones. As a teenager in the 1970s, Sarah […]

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July 30th, 2021 | Blog, Latest

Join Writers SA and the State Library of South Australia for a showcase of some of Adelaide’s brightest poets. Featuring Natalie Harkin, Peter Goldsworthy, Louise Nicholas, Em Konig, Alison Flett, Bior Aguer Kuir, Stevie Zhao, Caroline Reid, Dominic Guerrera, and host Manal Younus. Presented as part of Poetry Month in partnership with […]

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July 30th, 2021 | Blog, Latest, News, Regional | Tags:

Writers SA is expanding our operations into the regions! Our project No Limits: Young Regional Writers supports literary activities in regional communities and creates industry pathways for young regional writers, from skills to publication. The project supports coordinators in three regional SA locations (Riverland, Eyre Peninsula and Limestone Coast), employs […]

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July 14th, 2021 | Blog, Latest, Promotion, Social media

Do you have a burning question on social media, your author brand, websites, or online marketing for writers? We are delighted to have a very special guest joining us for a Facebook live Q+A… Kate Larsen! Ahead of her upcoming session on building your author brand, she will spend an […]

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June 28th, 2021 | Blog

Winter is the perfect time to grab some popcorn and cosy up to watch a great French movie, and we have five double-passes to give away to see Perfumes, a new movie starring Emmannuelle Devos. Anne Walberg was once the star of her industry – a perfumer whose ability to […]

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June 23rd, 2021 | Blog

  Dear members and friends, We wanted to take a moment to say a big thank you to everyone in our community—members, subscribers, workshop attendees, partners, colleagues, writers, facilitators, mentors, and alumni. We’re here because of you; supporting your literary success, our state’s literary enrichment, and a bright future for […]

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June 16th, 2021 | Blog, Latest

From literary networking to craft workshops, we have a range of free and low-priced events in our winter program to get you inspired, engaged and writing. June 23 Think Tank (in person) Get together with other writers in this fast-paced hour of creative construction. Free. June 28 Literary Drinks at […]

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June 14th, 2021 | Blog | Tags:

A great pitch can sell a novel. It makes your writing stand out before the publisher has read the first word, getting them excited about your project. When writers talk about pitching, it usually means a verbal, one-on-one with a publisher or agent where your book may then be requested, […]

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June 2nd, 2021 | Blog, Latest

Do the technical aspects of writing make you yawn? Adverbs and dangling modifiers and active versus passive got you befuddled? Can’t get through a how-to book before falling asleep and drooling on the pages? Writing rules? Pfft, who needs those? You do. We all do. Sometimes knowing those technical aspects […]

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May 20th, 2021 | Blog, Latest

We’ve rounded up a selection of inspiring Australian podcasts for writers, whether you’re looking for inspiration, to hone your craft, find a new read, or keep yourself entertained as you cook/clean/commute/relax. Happy literary listening! If you want to explore the creative possibilities of podcasting for your own stories, our introductory […]

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May 13th, 2021 | Blog, Latest, Regional, Writers SA news

Author Danielle Clode has hit the road and is touring the Far North of SA as part of our Writers and Readers in Residence Project, which sees South Australian writers undertake an artistic residency in regional communities to meet locals and activate reading and writing in the area. Danielle will be […]

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May 11th, 2021 | Blog, Latest

Zoe Lewis is a Library Youth Collections Officer who has been working in South Australian libraries for over two decades. In her role at Adelaide Hills Council, she selects, purchases, and curates library materials for young people. We talked to Zoe about her job, what she looks for in choosing library […]

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April 27th, 2021 | Blog, Latest

With South Australia’s History Festival running this May, the Writers SA team picked a few historical novels to take you back in time. Bronwyn Tilley, Program Coordinator: Year of Wonders (yeah, a plague book!) by Geraldine Brooks Tales of The Otori series by Lian Hearn Chance Sisters series by Anne […]

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April 20th, 2021 | Blog, Latest, News, Regional, Residencies, Writer in Residence, Writer in Residence, Writers SA news

Award-winning natural history author, Danielle Clode will be travelling to the Far North of South Australia this May as Writers SA’s latest Writer in Residence. Clode will be visiting several towns in the region, and a few additional SA locations, to connect with readers and writers through talks and workshops […]

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