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July 5th, 2022 | Blog | Tags:

As part of the Riverland’s upcoming workshop weekend Portal: Fantasy Workshop Festival (September 9th – 11th), Writers SA is asking regional writers to show their expressions of interest in participating in the event remotely! We’re commissioning fantasy writers all over regional South Australia to develop a fantasy creature inspired by […]

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July 5th, 2022 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

We have double passes to see Where the Crawdads Sing up for grabs! From the best-selling novel comes a captivating mystery. Where the Crawdads Sing tells the story of Kya, an abandoned girl who raised herself to adulthood in the dangerous marshlands of North Carolina. For years, rumours of the […]

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June 30th, 2022 | Blog, Latest, News

National NAIDOC Week has begun, with events across Australia in the first week of July to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Support and get to know your local Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities through activities and events held in […]

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June 22nd, 2022 | Blog | Tags:

We’re opening the portal to a fantastical little pocket the Riverland — for fantasy writers, readers and lovers. Writers SA is bringing you a whole weekend packed full of fantasy goodness; here’s just some of them: EVENTS PROJECTION LAUNCH NIGHT AUTHOR TALK WITH LYNDALL CLIPSTONE JEDI TRAINING FOR WRITERS PART […]

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June 14th, 2022 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

We have double passes to see Lost Illusions up for grabs! A big hit at the recent AF French Film Festival, Benjamin Voisin and Cécile de France lead an all-star cast in the spectacular and exhilarating new film by Xavier Giannoli (‘The Singer’, ‘Marguerite’), an adaptation of Balzac’s classic novel […]

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June 14th, 2022 | Blog, Latest

Ahead of her upcoming workshop, author and internationally-recognised space archaeologist Dr Alice Gorman gives us an insight into the concept of futurolinguistics that inspired the session. The technique of futurolinguistics is inspired by Stanislaw Lem’s dark science fiction spoof The Futurological Congress (1971), in which the enigmatic Professor Trottelreiner proposes […]

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June 6th, 2022 | Blog | Tags:

Cathedral, by Caleb Lewis, presented by State Theatre Company of South Australia, in association with Country Arts SA is touring regional South Australian in June 2022. A man kneels by his dive gear. It’s late afternoon on the Limestone Coast. He has a story to tell. It starts in the […]

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June 1st, 2022 | Blog, Latest, News, Opportunities, Residencies | Tags:

Matilda Bookshop, in partnership with Writers SA, and in association with Ultimo Press, are offering an annual residency fellowship to a South Australian writer. The fellowship provides support (time, writing space and mentoring) to work on a writing project of literary merit in a beautiful bush setting. We are pleased […]

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May 19th, 2022 | Blog, News | Tags:

This post provides a snapshot of the activities already delivered and currently underway through the No Limits: Young Regional Writers program. For background on No Limits or to get involved with current activity, please use the relevant buttons. No Limits began in 2021 with online and in-person community consultation and […]

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May 12th, 2022 | Blog | Tags:

Writers SA and the District Council of Loxton Waikerie are calling all regional storytellers to express interest in a new project. Selected writers will be paid to write a short piece in any form of their choosing (poetry, song, photographs, comic page, short story, diary entry etc) responding to the […]

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May 11th, 2022 | Blog, Insights, Latest, Resources, Tips

We often get asked, “When is the best time of the year to submit my novel?” and the answer varies a little bit but I wanted to shed some universal light on this part of the journey to publication. Agents If you’re querying agents, watch their socials, especially Twitter. Some […]

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May 3rd, 2022 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

We have a copy of Losing Face (UQP) by George Haddad up for grabs! Joey is young, indifferent. He’s drifting around Western Sydney unaware that his passivity is leading him astray. And then one day he is involved in a violent crime, one that threatens to upend his life entirely. […]

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April 29th, 2022 | Blog, Latest, News

The Annual General Meeting of Writers SA (the SA Writers Centre Incorporated – ABN 40783458265) will be held Monday 30 May, 6pm via Zoom. Call for Board of Management Nominations The Writers SA Board of Management consists of eight members. All current financial members are eligible to nominate for the […]

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April 20th, 2022 | Blog, Latest, Workshops

Looking for a workshop but not sure what to do? Let us help you find the one that’s right for you from our upcoming program. If you are a… POETWe recommend:~ Poetry: Inspiration and Craft~ Work Space FICTION WRITERWe recommend:~ The Novel Project~ Maximising your Word Count~ Work Space~ Craft […]

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April 12th, 2022 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

We have a copy of True Friends (UQP) up for grabs! In True Friends, acclaimed author Patti Miller recounts the joyful making and then painful ending of a long, close friendship. It is a deep and influential relationship in her life, but when it inexplicably unravels, Patti is left searching […]

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