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September 29th, 2021 | Blog, Latest, News, Regional, Residencies, Writer in Residence, Writer in Residence, Writers SA news

  Award-winning poet and author, Kami McInnes will be travelling to the South East of South Australia this October as Writers SA’s latest Writer in Residence. McInnes will be visiting several towns in the region to connect with readers and writers through readings, events, workshops at libraries and community centres, […]

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September 17th, 2021 | Blog, Insights, Latest, News, Regional, Writers SA news

Our new regional team members recently had the opportunity to attend Artlands, the National Regional Arts Conference, at the South Australian hub at Fabrik in Lobethal. We asked each of the team to share a little reflection on their experience of the conference. Kathy Parker Artlands 2021 brought together a […]

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August 31st, 2021 | Blog, Latest, News, Regional, Residencies, Writer in Residence, Writer in Residence, Writers SA news

We are excited to announce two new Writers and Readers in Residence for September 2021: Rachael Mead and Tracy Crisp! Adelaide author of The Application of Pressure Rachael Mead will be travelling to Kangaroo Island, where she will be based in Kingscote from the 1st to the 15th September. If […]

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July 30th, 2021 | Blog, Latest, News | Tags:

Writers SA is expanding our operations into the regions! Our project No Limits: Young Regional Writers supports literary activities in regional communities and creates industry pathways for young regional writers, from skills to publication. The project supports coordinators in three regional SA locations (Riverland, Eyre Peninsula and Limestone Coast), employs […]

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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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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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