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Summer 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 with Humour and Heart

Date: February 11, 2023

Want to make your writing funnier? Join Rose Hartley, author of MAGGIE’S GOING NOWHERE, to learn tips on how to make your readers laugh – and maybe tug at their heartstrings too.

TV writing with the creator of Bluey

Date: February 25, 2023

Join Bluey creator and screenwriter Joe Brumm to explore screenwriting, the creation process, and how to make an animation series. *Note the date change to Feb 25*

Discovering the Vikings

Date: February 28, 2023

Join speculative fiction author and academic Lisa L. Hannett to craft wondrous and well-informed tales about Vikings and the early medieval world. *This event will now be delivered via Zoom and recorded*

Inside Publicity

Date: March 14, 2023

What does a publicist actually do and how can you, as a writer, help them help you? Join long-time book publicist Brendan Fredericks for this lunchtime talk on all things publicity and book buzz.

Debut Authors: YA Fantasy

Date: March 19, 2023

Are you an aspiring writer of young adult fiction? Do you love monster girls and the fantastical? Meet Vanessa Len – author of the YA fantasy novel Only a Monster and the forthcoming Never a Hero!

Compelling Memoir with Jenny Valentish

Date: March 20, 2023

Join author, journalist and memoirist Jenny Valentish for a deep dive into all things memoir, from structure and characterisation, to ethics and pitching to publishers.

Poetry Studio with Jill Jones

Date: March 22, 2023

Are you a developing poet looking to hone your existing craft, kick start older poems that feel just a little tired, or steer your poetry into new areas? Poet and academic, Jill Jones, will introduce new and old concepts in this three month intensive.

Editing with Cher Tan

Date: March 25, 2023

Editing is part and parcel of writing. Whether this means editing yourself or others, understanding how to edit is one way to learn how to write well, and better. Join Cher Tan to develop your own editing muscles in this online workshop.

Manuscript Incubator with Lee Kofman (by application only)

Date: March 29, 2023

Are you looking for professional support and a strong peer network to turn your finished manuscript into a pitch-ready product for publication? Writers SA’s Manuscript Incubator program will guide you through the process of self-editing and structural rewrites to make your story shine.