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July 7th, 2020 | Blog, Emerging writers, Latest, News, SAWC news

We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the Writers SA Varuna Fellowship for Young Writers – Phoebe Paterson de Heer! Writers SA and Varuna the National Writers’ House are delighted to announce the 2020 recipient of our residency and development fellowship for a young South Australian writer. Phoebe will be […]

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June 30th, 2020 | Blog, Competitions, News

Cinemas are slowly re-opening with new health and safety measures in place and to celebrate, we have five double passes to The Booksellers to give away, thanks to our pals at Palace Nova Cinemas! Antiquarian booksellers are part scholar, part detective and part businessperson, and they also play an underappreciated […]

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May 26th, 2020 | Blog, Latest

From KI to Coober Pedy, city to country, South Australia has some magnificent locations – and you’ll find a book set in almost all of them. We recently asked our members for their suggestions for favourite novels set in Adelaide and South Australia, and wow, did you answer. We’ve compiled […]

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April 21st, 2020 | Blog, Latest

Like most people right now, the Writers SA team has had more time for catching up on our ‘to read’ piles, podcasts, and TV shows. From the history of the English language to Buffy, thrillers to memoir – our team has rounded up a few suggestions to help you stay […]

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April 7th, 2020 | Blog, Latest

When you’re living in your own bubble of social isolation, it becomes more important than ever to stay connected – to family, friends, colleagues and your professional and creative peers. In the last few weeks we’ve seen a gathering together around the digital fireplace, with all kinds of online communities, […]

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April 1st, 2020 | Blog, Latest

We are living through strange days – it’s more important than ever that we support one another and stay connected as we face uncertainty and these difficult times. Reading, writing, and the stories we tell will help us get through, and aid us in recovery. With that in mind, we’ve […]

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March 25th, 2020 | Blog, Latest

Things are changing fast, shop doors are closing, and the next few months are going to be hard on retailers – local bookstores included.  Many much-loved local bookshops are delivering online and over the phone, see below for the latest on how they’re responding to the pandemic (keeping in mind […]

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March 25th, 2020 | Blog, Latest

Writers SA has taken proactive steps to protect and care for our community. Our team of staff are now working from home and we are moving our autumn workshop program to online streaming. While we value face-to-face gatherings, digital workshops will allow us to be more accessible to regional writers, […]

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March 17th, 2020 | Blog, Latest, News

Dear members and colleagues of Writers SA, On 11 March 2020 the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a pandemic and called for ‘urgent and aggressive action’. This action includes social distancing as a primary way to prevent rapid community transmission. The Australian Government has since advised that gatherings should be […]

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March 10th, 2020 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

Ahead of our upcoming Writing for the Education Market workshop, we have an educational giveaway! Thanks to our friends at Allen & Unwin, we have a copy of Teaching Writing, edited by Tessa Daffern and Noella Mackenzie, up for grabs. An invaluable resource for primary, secondary and pre-service teachers, Teaching […]

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March 3rd, 2020 | Blog, Emerging writers, Latest, News, Opportunities, Residencies

  Writers SA is once again partnering with Varuna, the National Writers’ House, to offer a residency and development fellowship for a young South Australian writer in 2020. This opportunity is open to writers and poets who are under 35, are Writers SA members, and are South Australian residents. The week-long residency will […]

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February 25th, 2020 | Blog, Latest, Life Writing/Memoir, Workshops

Dr Lee Kofman is a Russian-born, Israeli-Australian novelist, short story writer, essayist, memoirist and former academic based in Melbourne. Lee is the author of three fiction books and two memoirs: Imperfect, which was shortlisted for Nib Literary Award 2019, and The Dangerous Bride, co-editor of Rebellious Daughters, and editor of […]

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February 19th, 2020 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

*This giveaway is now closed* We’ve rounded up some our favourite literary-themed shows and we’re Fringe-ready – and we want you to join in the fun. We have two double-passes to giveaway to Being Dead (Don Quixote). After touring Midsumma Festival in Melbourne, Mardi Gras in Sydney and Fringe World […]

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February 19th, 2020 | Blog, Latest

February is officially Library Lovers Month and as confirmed library lovers/ lurkers, we put together a list of just some of the world’s most beautiful libraries. From Prague to Dublin, and a few closer to home, you can almost smell the books… While these examples may be spectacular, every library […]

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February 19th, 2020 | Blog, Latest

We’re thrilled to introduce our brand new team member at Writers SA, bringing their own creativity, personality (and playlists) to the office. Get to know Melanie Pryor, our Membership and Administration Coordinator. Melanie Pryor Membership and Administration Coordinator Melanie is a literary nonfiction writer with a background in administration and […]

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