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May 20th, 2021 | Blog, Latest

We’ve rounded up a selection of inspiring Australian podcasts for writers, whether you’re looking for inspiration, to hone your craft, find a new read, or keep yourself entertained as you cook/clean/commute/relax. Happy literary listening! If you want to explore the creative possibilities of podcasting for your own stories, our introductory […]

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May 13th, 2021 | Blog, Latest, Regional, Writers SA news

Author Danielle Clode has hit the road and is touring the Far North of SA as part of our Writers and Readers in Residence Project, which sees South Australian writers undertake an artistic residency in regional communities to meet locals and activate reading and writing in the area. Danielle will be […]

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May 11th, 2021 | Blog, Latest

Zoe Lewis is a Library Youth Collections Officer who has been working in South Australian libraries for over two decades. In her role at Adelaide Hills Council, she selects, purchases, and curates library materials for young people. We talked to Zoe about her job, what she looks for in choosing library […]

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April 27th, 2021 | Blog, Latest

With South Australia’s History Festival running this May, the Writers SA team picked a few historical novels to take you back in time. Bronwyn Tilley, Program Coordinator: Year of Wonders (yeah, a plague book!) by Geraldine Brooks Tales of The Otori series by Lian Hearn Chance Sisters series by Anne […]

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April 20th, 2021 | Blog, Latest, News, Regional, Residencies, Writer in Residence, Writer in Residence, Writers SA news

Award-winning natural history author, Danielle Clode will be travelling to the Far North of South Australia this May as Writers SA’s latest Writer in Residence. Clode will be visiting several towns in the region, and a few additional SA locations, to connect with readers and writers through talks and workshops […]

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April 20th, 2021 | Blog, Latest

Looking for a new read? Victorian author Joy Dettmman has launched her latest book, The Hope Flower and thanks to Pan Macmillan we have a copy to giveaway! From the bestselling author of Mallawindy and the Woody Creek series comes a story of love and survival. Lori Smyth-Owen isn’t your […]

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April 6th, 2021 | Blog, Latest, Writers SA news

In 2021, Writers SA has partnered 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. We have introduced the SA First Nations Writers Fellowship, alongside the SA Emerging Writers Fellowship (formerly the Young Writers […]

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March 16th, 2021 | Blog

At last, the writerly (and readerly) seasons are upon us. If you need a new read, we have a copy of The Lamplighters  by Emma Stonex (Pan Macmillan) to giveaway! Cornwall, 1972. Three lighthouse keepers vanish from a remote rock, miles from the shore. The entrance door is locked from […]

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March 16th, 2021 | Blog, Genre, Insights, Latest

Claire G. Coleman is a Noongar woman whose family have belonged to the south coast of Western Australia since long before history started being recorded. She writes fiction, essays, poetry and art writing, and we are lucky to have her lead an online workshop on blending genre. Claire wrote her […]

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March 9th, 2021 | Blog, Latest

Described as “an empowering history of badass women”, GIRLS CAN’T SURF is the untold story of how a band of renegade surfer girls in the 1980s fought to create their own professional sport, changing surf culture forever. It’s the 1980s and the world of professional surfing is a circus of […]

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March 2nd, 2021 | Blog, Latest

The Codebreakers (HarperCollins) is inspired by the real-life codebreaking women of Australia’s top-secret Central Bureau in Brisbane in WWII. Author Alli Sinclair interviewed the real life codebreakers to learn more about their lives and roles to tell a fascinating, untold part of Australian history. 1943, Brisbane: the war continues to devastate […]

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February 23rd, 2021 | Blog, Latest

Releasing to Australian and New Zealand cinemas on March 18, French Exit is based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt. “My plan was to die before the money ran out,” says 60-year-old penniless Manhattan socialite Frances Price (Michelle Pfeiffer), but things didn’t go as planned. Her […]

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February 16th, 2021 | Blog, Latest

‘Mad March’ is nearly here, and the (socially-distanced) Adelaide Fringe Festival begins this Friday! To help fellow book-lovers and literary fans get the most out of the program, we’ve created a mini-guide to the Adelaide Fringe Festival, with just some of the events featuring writers both local and visiting, and […]

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February 9th, 2021 | Blog, Festivals, Latest, Writers SA news

Back by popular demand, our scintillating series of Writers Studio events in association with Adelaide Writers’ Week returns! Hosted by revered guest authors, this is your chance to learn from the nation’s finest writers, right here in Adelaide. Join Will Kostakis for an exclusive workshop about writing YA; bestselling author […]

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January 19th, 2021 | Blog, Insights, Latest, News

Margot McGovern is a YA author based in Adelaide, and we are lucky to have her kick off the first in-person workshop for 2021, on Re-imagining Faery Tales. Margot’s contemporary YA manuscript, Neverland, was short-listed for the 2015 Text Prize and published by Penguin Random House Australia in April 2018. Margot […]

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