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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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January 13th, 2021 | Blog, Latest, News | Tags:

Because Writers SA believes in fostering all writers, even from a young age, we hold writing workshops for young people regularly throughout the year and in the school holidays. The emphasis is on fun and coming away with something tangible. If you are from a school or organisation we can […]

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November 17th, 2020 | Blog, Latest, News, Writers SA news

Due to the recent cases of COVID-19 in South Australia and new restrictions, there have been changes to our upcoming in-person events to protect the health and safety of our community. Writers SA continues to monitor the developing situation in SA and we adhere to all advice from the South […]

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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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July 29th, 2020 | Latest, News, SAWC news

Writers SA and The Adelaide Review are thrilled to announce a new national program of literary criticism, supported by The Australia Council for the Arts. As a recipient of The Australia Council of the Arts COVID-19 Resilience Fund, Writers SA will deliver a new year-long literary criticism program designed to […]

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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 12th, 2020 | News

Dear Writers SA Members, The Annual General Meeting of Writers SA (the SA Writers Centre Incorporated – ABN 40783458265) will be held at 6pm on Thursday 28 May 2020 via Zoom.  Call for Board of Management Nominations The Writers SA Board of Management consists of eight members. All current financial […]

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March 29th, 2020 | News | Tags:

MEDIA RELEASE MONDAY 30 MARCH 2020   As the Australian arts sector endures devastation wrought by COVID-19 and national organisations await today’s news of Four-Year Funding outcomes from the Australia Council for the Arts, representatives from state and national literary associations are calling for additional federal funding to the Australia Council, […]

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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 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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January 8th, 2020 | News

Image credit: Rose Fletcher (South Australia)   I have been left speechless by the devastation of the fires across Australia and in SA, where Kangaroo Island and the Adelaide Hills continue to burn. The loss of life – human and animal – and damage to country, waterways, sacred places, homes […]

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December 2nd, 2019 | News

We’re on the hunt for a part-time (three days per week) Membership & Administration Coordinator to join the Writers SA team in late January 2020. This is a customer-facing role that supports Writers SA’s fabulous members, coordinating the resources we provide to our members, and being the first point of […]

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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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October 1st, 2019 | News

FINANCE OFFICER Love numbers as well as words? Writers SA is looking for a Finance Officer to look after the day-to-day financial management of the organisation and to assist the Director in the creation of budgets, grant reporting and reporting to the Board. The Finance Officer will work an average […]

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