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September 8th, 2022 | Blog, Latest | Tags:

Welcome to Postcard From… a series giving you an insider glimpse into a regional area where Writers SA’s No Limits program supports literary activities across the state. In our first edition, we head to the Riverland to shine a light on Barmera, which will host our upcoming Portal Fantasy Festival […]

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September 6th, 2022 | Blog | Tags:

We are so excited to announce the successful applicants of Quick, A Portal Opened! expression of interest commission! As part of Portal: Fantasy Workshop Festival, the No Limits team opened portals across regional South Australia. They found nine brave storytellers to tell us about their adventures and of the creatures […]

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August 30th, 2022 | Blog, Latest, Poetry | Tags:

Join Writers SA and Red Room Poetry for a showcase of some of South Australia’s brightest poets to celebrate Poetry Month 2022.

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August 16th, 2022 | Blog, Latest, News, Regional | Tags:

Come and chat with Writers SA Riverland Coordinator, Kirste Vandergiessen, about your writing projects, goals, dreams and challenges. The series of library drop-in sessions across the Riverland will give local writers the opportunity to share their writing aspirations, discuss challenges and ask questions. Sometimes, small unknowns, niggling questions or gaps […]

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August 11th, 2022 | Blog | Tags:

History Blogs EOI has been reopened! If you missed out during our last round, now’s the chance to show off your connection to and the history of your town. Writers SA and the District Council of Loxton Waikerie are calling all regional storytellers to express interest in a new project. […]

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August 11th, 2022 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

We have a copy of Bone Memories by Sally Piper to giveaway to a Writers SA member. The third novel from the Queensland author explores the repercussions, within one family, of a terrible crime. Even though sixteen years have passed, Billie will never recover from the murder of her daughter, […]

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July 27th, 2022 | Blog, Writers SA news

Back by popular demand, our scintillating series of four-month intensive courses return! Hosted by experienced practicing authors, this is your chance to commit to your long-form writing project, with the tools, tuition, and time to get it done. Join Patrick Mullins for an online course on nonfiction writing; celebrated writer […]

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July 27th, 2022 | Blog, Latest, Writers SA news

We are thrilled to once again team up with Varuna, the National Writers’ House, to offer two new writing residency and development fellowships for South Australian writers working in any genre or form. The fellowships provide time, writing space, and consultation to work on your writing in a dedicated writers’ retreat […]

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July 19th, 2022 | Blog, News, Opportunities | Tags:

Three special opportunities for regional LGBTQIA+ young writers, one special regional event for the 2022 Feast Festival. Here. Now. Feast. is a literary showcase celebrating the voices of queer regional young people from across South Australia. Featuring readings of new poetry, stories, letters, speeches, and scripts commissioned and presented by […]

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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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