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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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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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