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Our city workshop program is presented in partnership with the Adelaide City Libraries.  ACL members receive a discount off the full price of City Libraries workshops. Contact ACL for a booking code.



Junior, Middle Grade & YA Writing: Know your audience, know the difference

with Allayne Webster

This half-day workshop will explore voice and subject matter in children's writing and help participants to understand the nuances of Junior Fiction, Middle Grade and Teen audiences, and what's appropriate/what isn't.

Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: September 8, 2018

Available Spaces: 9

Crafting a Great Short Story

with Jennifer Mills

What is the difference between a good short story and a great one?

This workshop with one of Australia’s finest contemporary short story writers will take you through some exercises in language, metaphor, voice and narrative structure that will change the way you think about the form. As the fiction editor at Overland, Jennifer will also share her insights on what kinds of stories are published and why. This workshop will stimulate your creativity and help you to craft short stories that will stand out from the crowd.

Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: September 15, 2018

Available Spaces: 1


Booked out. Please email to be added to the waitlist.

Do you struggle to find time to write? Are you too distracted by the book of Face or binge-watching the latest must-see TV series? Do you ever think to yourself, ‘If only I just had a day to write, I’d get so much done’? Then TWELVE, the literary lock-in, is for you. 

"TWELVE" means no excuses, no limits, no distractions. Crank your writing projects up to boiling point with twelve hours of uninterrupted writing. You’ll be surprised how much you can get done.

Whether you’re starting a novel, finishing a work-in-progress, or just looking for time to focus, TWELVE is the way to do it.


Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: September 16, 2018

Available Spaces: 0

Publishing School: How the Industry Works and How You Can Make the Most of It

with Mary Cunnane

This full-day workshop is an in-depth exploration of how publishing works in Australia and internationally, with an emphasis on how this information can help you develop your book project to maximum effect.

Price: General Admission A$225.00

Date: September 22, 2018

Available Spaces: 3

Show Don't Tell

with Rebekah Clarkson

Have you been told to ‘show don’t tell’ in your writing?

Are you confused?

Where does this idea come from and what does it mean?

Narrative techniques of showing and telling go to the heart of capturing the imaginations of readers. Understanding these techniques and knowing how and when to use them is a vital component of your writing tool-kit. This workshop will guide you through these techniques and provide lots of opportunity to try them out.

Price: General Admission A$115.00

Date: September 23, 2018

Available Spaces: 5


Adelaide City Library members receive a discount off the full price of selected Writers SA workshops. Please contact the Adelaide City Libraries to receive a promotional code to use when booking.