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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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February 12th, 2020 | Blog, Festivals, Latest

Festival time is upon us! With Adelaide Fringe Festival opening this week, the city is brimming with the excitement of possibility. New ideas and collaborations are being sparked as artists from across the country and world head to Adelaide. It can be overwhelming when you want to see and do […]

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January 28th, 2020 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

The pleasures of a good detective story are hard to beat – and we’re delighted to see author Kerry Greenwood’s best-selling Phryne Fisher mystery series take the leap from TV to the silver screen. Thanks to our pals at Roadshow, we have five double passes to Miss Fisher and the […]

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January 22nd, 2020 | Blog, Latest, Workshops

This March, join some of the visiting authors of Adelaide Writers’ Week for Writers Studio, a series of masterclasses designed to make you think, make you write, and make you a better storyteller. Presented in partnership with Adelaide Writers’ Week, this is your chance to learn from some of Australia’s […]

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January 8th, 2020 | Blog

  I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. Except for the year I was determined to be able to run (as exercise, apparently it’s fun). I did it but it’s not fun for me. The point is that I achieved what I’d set out to do. Unlike the years […]

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December 17th, 2019 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

Summer’s pleasures include hiding away in the blissful chill and hush of a movie theatre – thanks to our pals at Palace Films, we have double passes to bookish dramedy The Truth to give away! After the global success of the Cannes Palme d’Or-winning Shoplifters, master auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda’s wry […]

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December 4th, 2019 | Blog, Latest

Margot Lloyd is an editor at Wakefield Press, who will be leading our upcoming Inside Publishing: Query, Synopsis, Submission workshop. Using her years of insider knowledge (and time spent reading submissions), Margot is set to help you craft a submission, from query letter to synopsis, that truly sings.  We caught up […]

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November 26th, 2019 | Blog, Latest, News

Applications are now open for the 2020 Writers SA Writers & Readers in Residence Project, a unique chance for writers to connect with a regional or remote South Australian community, and undertake an artistic residency to work on their own projects for 2–4+ weeks. Designed to activate reading as well […]

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