Join Writers SA and Red Room Poetry for a showcase of some of South Australia’s brightest poets to celebrate Poetry Month 2022.
Blog Post: Manal Younus in Port Augusta #2
Southern Cross News SA featured a story on Manal’s residency: Upon arrival at Port Augusta, I was met with a warm welcome from the host of the Eco Motel, the place in which I would be staying for the week. We had some lovely conversation about east Africa and other […]
By George! Dispatches from a literary exchange
This week we welcome Bernice Chauly to Adelaide as part of our partnership with George Town Literary Festival, Penang – our Malaysian sister city. Bernice is a writer, filmmaker, actor and festival director. She will be in residence until mid-March and will appear at Adelaide Writers’ Week. Before she jets […]
The George Town Literary Exchange returns
We’re delighted to announce Jelena Dinic as this year’s recipient of the George Town Literary Exchange. Jelena will feature in the 2017 George Town Literary Festival program before spending time at Rimbun Dahan, a private arts residency space in Malaysia. Jelena migrated to Australia from Serbia in her teens and […]
Axel Clark Memorial Prize
Congratulations to our Writer in Residence, Rose Hartley who has just won the Axel Clark Memorial Prize for Poetry 2014. Rose will undertake a one month writing residency in Canberra and receive prize money. Well done to her hard and wonderful work.
The Art of Lyric Writing
By Emily Davis In general I’m a bit of a communic-a-tard. This is kind of like being a lactard (allergic to milk), but perhaps with slightly more serious connotations and consequences. I can assure you I can write, and read and speak, and I’m not too bad at a boozy […]
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 […]
A Poet’s Epiphany
By Donna Ward A poem is an epiphany in words, a journal note in the soul’s high adventure, a gem cut brillante so all life’s glory gleams through. In days filled with lists, and jobs, and deadlines we forget we are part of something intriguing and mysterious. Epiphanies remind us. […]