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Spring Program

Writers SA offers a year-round program of literary workshops, events, and courses, both in person and online.

Writers SA members receive a discount to all ticketed workshops; members, please log in here to access discount prices. Not a member yet? You can join us here.  

For information about our cancellation and refund policy, please read our terms and conditions before you register for a workshop.

Writing Natural Places

Date: October 9, 2022

Join Lee Kofman in this online workshop exploring how writers of fiction and non-fiction can convey their passion for natural environments vividly and powerfully on the page.

Work Space (online)

Date: October 15, 2022

When writers work together, something magical happens, and Writers SA's Work Space is back in October! Work Space is a digital place to get together with other writers and just write. Over the course of a day, we'll dig deep to hit those word count goals. Whether you're planning to write a novel in a month or get a neglected creative project back on track, this day is designed for you to carve out some hardcore writing time.

The Writer's Toolbox

Date: October 22, 2022

In this fast-paced and intensive workshop, internationally bestselling and award-winning author Kate Forsyth will equip you with all the tools you need for your writer’s toolbox.

Slam Poetry with Chris Best

Date: October 29, 2022

Join writer and performance poet Chris Best in this full day interactive workshop to explore slam poetry (including techniques and feedback) and speak your own truth to power.

Feminist Horror

Date: November 1, 2022

Join director, screenwriter and playwright Katrina Irawati Graham to explore her true love: feminist horror.

Work Space: The End of Writer's Block!

Date: November 5, 2022

Join award-winning poet and novelist Allen C. Jones in this compact Work Space style session to learn and experience fun writing games that unlock the "creative mind" to stop writer's block.

Literary Criticism

Date: November 7, 2022

Author and literary critic Declan Fry will take participants on a discursive, thoughtful and energising journey through Australian literary criticism in this two-part series.

Telling True Stories with Vikki Petraitis

Date: November 19, 2022

Ever wondered about the secret to writing engaging true stories? Award-winning author of The Phillip Island Murder, Vikki Petraitis will deep dive into the finer points of planning, interviewing, and publishing true stories.

Writing Perfect Sentences

Date: November 26, 2022

Join author and journalist Nadia Bailey to journey through the complexities of sentence-craft to make your work sing.

Inside Text Publishing

Date: November 29, 2022

Join Text Publishing’s Senior Editor Jane Pearson for a lunchtime session to peek behind the scenes into all things publishing.