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October 20th, 2020 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

In remote Western Australia, two estranged brothers, Colin (Sam Neil) and Les (Michael Caton), are at war. Raising separate flocks of sheep descended from their family’s prized bloodline, the two men work side by side yet are worlds apart. When Les’s prize ram is diagnosed with a rare and lethal […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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November 25th, 2019 | Blog, Competitions, Festivals, Latest

We’re pleased to announce the winners of the Writers SA Feast Short Story Competition for 2019! The competition attracted a strong field of entries, covering a range of subjects and genres from YA to historical romance, inspired by the broad theme of ‘queer lives’.  All finalists were wonderfully written – congratulations […]

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October 30th, 2019 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

Win! Thanks to our friends at Allen & Unwin, we have a copy of Vicki Hastrich’s Night Fishing to giveaway. A luminous and remarkable memoir of a singular life in art and nature, Night Fishing unfolds as a series of expeditions or essays, undertaken in the spirit of the philosopher […]

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October 15th, 2019 | Blog, Competitions, Latest

*Please note, this competition has now closed* It’s spring, and time to emerge from the cocoon – lucky for us, there’s plenty to do in Adelaide in October and November. The folks at Woodville Town Hall are holding November Nights, a new music festival featuring seven female artists, celebrating soul, […]

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November 30th, 2018 | Competitions, Festivals, SAWC news

The Feast short story completion attracted a strong field and we were delighted with the numbers. The stories covered a range of subjects: falling in love, rites of passage, casual sex vs. friendship, living with HIV, being trans in a country town; and included every genre from realism to futuristic fantasy and whimsy. […]

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December 2nd, 2014 | Competitions, Latest, News | Tags:

Lit Bulb Festival … flash fiction at its flashiest Announcing the Lit Bulb Festival. The inaugural Lit Bulb Festival is supported by the SA Writers Centre and Pure Slush and it’s a celebration of flash fiction in its many forms. Most importantly, Lit Bulb will be a celebration of writing. […]

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May 5th, 2014 | Competitions | Tags:

The SAETA Young Writers’ Award is open to all South Australian students. It is free of a topic and you may write poetry or prose, up to 1000 words. There are categories from Reception to Year 12. Closes May 23. Details can be found here.

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