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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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November 30th, 2020 | Blog, Books, Latest

We have an amazingly talented community of Writers SA members, many of whom have had their book launches cancelled or delayed during the pandemic. To help get the word out, we’re introducing a monthly spotlight of new and recently-released books from our member community. Congratulations to all of our members […]

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November 25th, 2020 | Blog, Latest

Books: the perfect gift. If you’re looking for a literary stocking stuffer or just want to make a booklover’s day, we’ve put together 12 recommendations from the Writers SA team, featuring some amazing titles by Aussie authors and publishers. It’s been a tough year to launch a book, so if […]

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November 17th, 2020 | Blog, Latest, News, Writers SA news

Due to the recent cases of COVID-19 in South Australia and new restrictions, there have been changes to our upcoming in-person events to protect the health and safety of our community. Writers SA continues to monitor the developing situation in SA and we adhere to all advice from the South […]

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November 10th, 2020 | Blog, Latest

It’s National NAIDOC Week, a week to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We’ve rounded up some of the literary and storytelling events celebrating NAIDOC week 2020: Always Was, Always Will Be. Readings Collection If you’re after a new read, check out this […]

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October 28th, 2020 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

The Feminist Writers Festival is back for 2020, featuring an amazing line-up of speakers, writers, and thinkers! FWF2020 takes a deep dive into Australia’s culture of violence, the politics of health, intersections of the law, ecofeminism and a whole lot more. The festival will take place online on Saturday 14 […]

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October 27th, 2020 | Blog

It’s no secret we’re suckers for great literature but what is it that draws us as readers? Obviously intriguing characters and plot help but I’m a reader who is most in love when the landscape itself becomes as real as the protagonists. Be it fantasy, historical, steampunk, YA or even […]

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October 20th, 2020 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neil) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal […]

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