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John Griffin Obituary
By Mike Ladd Born: July 5, 1935, Boleroo Centre Died: September 9, 2012, Adelaide. Poet, playwright and short story writer John Griffin grew up at Hammond in the mid-north of South Australia, the son of a farmer and shop owner. The family farm was often in the grip of drought […]
Adelaide Writers Week Podcasts
If you missed Adelaide Writers’ Week or wish you could revisit it, never fear – podcasts are now available. Check out the Adelaide Festival Website to hear them.
Stella Prize Shortlist
The Stella Prize shortlist has been announced:
Miles Franklin Literary Award Longlist
The Miles Franklin longlist has been announced. You can find it on the Miles Franklin Literary Award website.
Why Write for Radio?
You’ll notice in our program that we have a practical workshop on writing for radio coming up. You may be thinking, why write for radio? Well, there are a number of opportunities to get your writing out there, that you may not have yet considered. One of them being narrative […]
Community Arts in Place
Expressions of interest are being sought for an exciting community arts training opportunity. Expressions of interest due 5 May. Community Arts in Place: Developing a Community Arts Practice This intensive program is an initiative of the Adelaide City Council and is funded through an Arts SA Community Arts Sector Development […]
An Essay on Subtext
By Eleanor Scicchitano Linked under the banner of ‘the liberal arts’, visual art and literature are united in their shared quest to explore, celebrate and create beauty, tragedy and the human condition. At the core of both these traditions is a desire for the creators to tell stories that enable […]
Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency
The Australian Society of Authors (ASA) will accept applications for the annual Ray Koppe Young Writers’ Residency in April. The program is open to writers and book illustrators who have not yet had a full-length work published and have a limited publication history of short works. Judges will accept submissions […]
My New Year’s resolution – write that book!
By Jane Turner Goldsmith I was cured of my writers’ block one autumn day in Toronto, about 15 years ago. I was attending a creative writing session at the library. The room was packed; they had a series of Canadian authors presenting their ‘how to do it’ tips. It was […]
Beauty in Smallness
By Walter Mason I’ve never really been much of a one for big things. Even though I come from Queensland, the lure of big things, grand vistas and sublime moments has never really been felt. I have always focused firmly on the small, the domestic. It is this perspective which […]
What Editors Do
This is a snippet from a brief talk I’ll be giving at the SA Writers Centre this Thursday on the subject of what editors do. Whenever I tell people I’m a book editor, and the conversation doesn’t swiftly move on, their first question is usually, ‘So what do editors do?’ […]
You’re The Voice – for teenagers
By Allayne Webster Listen up wannabe Teen-Queen Writers and Perfect-Prose Princes! SAWC Teen Writers’ Bootcamp is just around the corner and I have been charged with the rocking task of whipping your writing-backside into trim, taut, and terrific shape. So! I have one thing to say to you. No, actually…sing […]
What Does Interactivity in the Classroom Mean?
Here is a Q&A with digital innovator, Emily Craven: Who should focus their professional development in interactivity and digital stories? Teachers, educators and anyone who wants to engage with children and young adults. The youth of today are immersed in digital culture, social media, video, audio and images captivating their […]
The Tricky Business of Book Reviewing
Book reviewing is a tricky business. As Kerryn Goldsworthy’s recent extended essay in Australian Book Review shows, knowing what a review’s purpose is (or should be), who it serves (or should serve), what its value is (or should be), are complicated and contested questions. I approach book reviewing with several […]