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This post provides a snapshot of the activities already delivered and currently underway through the No Limits: Young Regional Writers program. For background on No Limits or to get involved with current activity, please use the relevant buttons.

No Limits began in 2021 with online and in-person community consultation and the appointment of three regional coordinators. Since then, No Limits has delivered a range of workshops, events, commissions and other special projects. For more information on No Limits and how to get involved contact the regional team.


Nine young writers from across regional South Australia were selected for This Breath, a creative response to the past two years.

More here.

In the Margins is a collaborative reading project for writers and words lovers aged 30 or under and living in regional South Australia.

More here.

In 2022 Raining Poetry in Adelaide is extending into regional South Australia through a special collaboration with the Writers SA’s No Limits Program.

More here.

The Programming Reference Group is a volunteer group of young people who meet and work with the Regional Team to inform regional programming decisions and develop skills, networks and connections with their peers. 

Join here.

Eyre Peninsula

Zine-making sessions with guest artist Jake Holmes and locally commissioned writers.


Novel November was a month-long creative residency project exploring a new original fantasy universe inspired by the Riverland.

More here.

Limestone Coast

A one-off spoken word open mic event featuring guest poet Emelia Haskey. Emelia also hosted a workshop at the Naracoorte Library.

 This project (No Limits) is supported by Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, and Arts South Australia.


What is a writing commission?



an instruction, command, or role given to a person or group.


order or authorize the production of (something).

Commissioning a writer means paying the writer an agreed fee (payment) to complete an agreed piece of writing, often to a theme or set of criteria.

What about writers over 30? Why is No Limits about young writers?

No Limits has been funded specifically to support and work with young writers, so our programming centres their tastes, aspirations and skill development needs. We are very aware that there are many writers over 30 in the regions who also need support and opportunities. As such many of the No Limits workshops and some of the special projects also welcome regional writers over 30, please check the specific details of any upcoming activities open for registration. The Writers SA seasonal program also includes many online workshops open to writers of all ages and locations.

Do I need to be an experienced or published writer to be involved with No Limits? 

Absolutely not. We are working with a mix of ages, locations, backgrounds and experience and would love to hear from experienced and new writers within the age range.

I have an idea for a workshop, event or special project for writers in the regions, who can I talk to?

You can contact any of the Writers SA Regional Team to ask more questions or share your ideas. More about the Regional Team and their contact details can be found here. 

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