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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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October 20th, 2020 | Blog, Editing, Insights, Latest, News, Tips

Alice Grundy is associate publisher at Brio Books and co-founder of Seizure, an incubator of Australian writing. For the past decade, she has worked in trade publishing with a focus on developing new talent. She has run workshops at festivals, universities and schools in Australia, India and China and written […]

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September 29th, 2020 | Blog, Latest

by Bronwyn Tilley. I’ve seen a lot of posts around the socials lately speaking (and bemoaning) of the terrible trap that is a vanity publisher. If you’ve never heard of a vanity publisher before, these are the people you pay quite a few thousand dollars to, to publish your book […]

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September 29th, 2020 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

Did you know that the word salary comes from the Latin sal for ‘salt’, since part of the payment to Roman soldiers was in salt? That braces and suspenders used to refer to different items of clothing? Or that trolls have migrated from fairytales to online discussion forums? The English […]

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September 22nd, 2020 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

Based on the beloved book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, THE SECRET GARDEN tells the story of Mary Lennox (Dixie Egerickx), a prickly and unloved 10-year-old girl, born in India to wealthy British parents. When they die suddenly, she is sent back to England to live with her uncle, Archibald Craven […]

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September 1st, 2020 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

  A big hit at the recent Alliance Française French Film Festival, THE TRANSLATORS (M) comes to Adelaide cinemas this month. Written and directed by Régis Roinsard (‘Populaire’), this ingenious and wickedly entertaining whodunit is an Agatha Christie-style mystery in the vein of  ‘Knives Out’ centring on nine international language […]

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August 26th, 2020 | Blog, Latest, SAWC news

Greetings from Writers SA! To give you an update on Writers SA regarding Covid-19, we’re still running our events online and the team continues to work from home most days. Email and phone remain the best way to contact us, and thanks for your patience as we get through a […]

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August 19th, 2020 | Blog, Latest

 

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August 11th, 2020 | Blog, Latest

With winter in full swing and the #stayathome lifestyle now the norm, why not book in some solid writing time? A DIY, at-home writing retreat can be exactly what you need to start a new project, gain momentum, or polish that manuscript. We’ve put together a few tips on running […]

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