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August 26th, 2020 | Blog, Latest, SAWC news

Greetings from Writers SA! To give you an update on Writers SA regarding Covid-19, we’re still running our events online and the team continues to work from home most days. Email and phone remain the best way to contact us, and thanks for your patience as we get through a […]

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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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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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November 30th, 2017 | Latest, Life Writing/Memoir, News, SAWC news, Writers SA news | Tags:

We’re delighted to finally reveal that SA Writers Centre is now Writers SA. To complement our new name – and our new home in the Institute Building – we have a new look, new partners and venues, and a refreshed purpose. So what better time to launch our Summer 2018 […]

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November 13th, 2017 | News, Regional, SAWC news, Short Stories, Workshops | Tags:

We round out our regional program for 2017 with not one but two trips to the Eyre Peninsula in November and December. We’ll be inkin’ and thinkin’ in Port Lincoln, Streaky Bay and Ceduna with acclaimed short story writer Rebekah Clarkson. Best of all, these workshops are free for current Writers SA members. […]

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November 1st, 2017 | Emerging writers, Latest, News, Opportunities, SAWC news, Travel | Tags:

The SA Writers Centre is partnering with Varuna, the National Writers’ House to offer a new residency and development fellowship for a young South Australian writer. This opportunity is open to writers, poets and illustrators who are under 35, and are South Australian residents. The week-long residency will take place from Monday 23 […]

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November 1st, 2017 | Festivals, Industry news, News, Poetry, SAWC news, Travel | Tags:

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 […]

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October 18th, 2017 | Education, Industry news, Latest, News, Opportunities, SAWC news

First Draft, Manuscript Incubator, and Career Track When it comes to writers’ needs across their journey, one size definitely does not fit all. So we’re pleased to launch three new career support programs designed specifically for South Australian writers, tailored to our community’s diverse and evolving needs. In 2018, we’ll […]

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October 6th, 2017 | Education, Industry news, Latest, News, SAWC news

We’re thrilled to announce an exciting new chapter for SA Writers Centre. From November, we’ll have a home in – and partnership with – the State Library of South Australia. In the heart of Adelaide’s cultural strip, we’ll be based in the Institute Building on North Terrace. For more than thirty years, […]

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May 10th, 2017 | News, Projects, SAWC news

The SA Writers Centre, in partnership with the Adelaide Cemeteries Authority, has announced an exciting new round of free workshops and events as part of the ongoing Cultural Centre for the Dead project. Run in the surrounds of Enfield Memorial Park, the Cultural Centre for the Dead is a community […]

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March 9th, 2017 | News, SAWC news

Our April-June Program has launched! This quarter we’ve got something for everyone; from the writing curious, beginners and beyond, to business writers, those looking to explore and challenge their creativity through words, and writers who want to extend their craft. We are also excited to be working with Express Media to bring […]

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April 6th, 2016 | Festivals, Latest, News, Opportunities, SAWC news, Seeking Submissions | Tags:

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST – GEORGE TOWN LITERARY FESTIVAL SA Writers Centre is partnering with the George Town Literary Festival, in Penang, Malaysia, to include an established South Australian writer on the 2016 GLTF festival program. This opportunity is open to all current SA Writers Centre members (as at 30 March […]

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August 8th, 2013 | Blog, Emerging writers, Projects, SAWC news, Writer in Residence | Tags:

In the middle of 2012, we ran a comprehensive survey with South Australian emerging writers to identify their needs and wants in the industry so we could better provide for their professional development and foster their writing journey. We received nearly a hundred responses and we celebrated the results at […]

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