Tools to help develop your writing skills.
Workshops and events.
- Online Workshops
- Youth WorkshopsWorkshops and events for teenagers who love to write.[EVENT_ESPRESSO_CATEGORY event_category_id="youth-program-1465367927"]
- Events and Networking
- Education Workshops
Teachers and Educators Professional Development and Writing Programs.This year, SA Writers Centre has incorporated a much requested stream specifically for those working within the South Australian education sector, to help broaden and build your skills. These tailored workshop programs are especially relevant to those want to increase their professional development and give their students an optimal learning experience.We’ll be starting with three specific face to face and online workshops designed for teachers and other educators to help students reach their full potential and extend on your current knowledge and skills around narrative, creativity and storytelling.To be kept informed of our Education Sector Programs for teachers and educators and for special exclusive discounts, please sign up to our Teachers and Educators List. [EVENT_ESPRESSO_CATEGORY event_category_id="education-1466483503"]
- Community Events
Professional services for writers.
- Manuscript assessment
- First FeedbackAre you just starting out as a writer and looking for some guidance? Our new online First Feedback service provides an opportunity for new writers to get a first reader for their work. Submit up to 1500 words of writing (poetry, fiction or non fiction) and receive in text comments and a page of basic feedback on your story and your writing, with some questions designed to develop and challenge your writing skills. You will receive your feedback within four weeks of submitting. This service is available for members only.[gravityform id="13" title="true" description="true"]
- Mentorship Program
SA Writers Centre Mentorship ProgramThe mentorship program is designed to connect our members with a suitable mentor, at any stage of their writing careers. From writing craft, editing, pre publication, to marketing and publicity mentorships – and encompassing a wide range of genres – SA Writers Centre will assist you to identify the most appropriate mentor for your needs.
Selection of MentorThere are a number of mentors listed on our website. Please familiarise yourself with them and prepare a shortlist of preferred mentors.Karen Wyld Ruth Starke Rebekah Clarkson Cassandra Dean Anne Bartlett Carla Caruso Bernard Whimpress Anna Solding Scott Zarcinas Ben Stubbs Cameron Raynes Lauren Foley Jane Turner Goldsmith Tony Shillitoe Ray Tyndale
Mentorship Application FormYou will also need to identify at least one (maximum of three) goals for your mentorship and agree to the full terms and conditions.
ProcessSA Writers Centre will connect you with a mentor with four weeks of application. Mentorship fees must be paid in advance in full to the Centre.
What to expectMentorship hours are billed for actual time spent, in 15 minute (minimum) increments. This includes all contact with the mentee including phone/Skype/IM conversations, emails, reading and feedback time and face to face meetings.Note this means that if you send four emails to your mentor, that will equate to one hour of mentorship time.The mentor and mentee will develop a shared timetable and plan, including identified goals, and will keep a weekly record that tracks progress towards goals and time spent by the mentor.Any questions or difficulties will be resolved by the SA Writers Centre.
RatesMentorships are offered in five hour blocks.5 hours $55010 hours $88020 hours $1650You can add additional blocks upon completion of initial blocks if you and your mentor agree that this would be beneficial for your work.[gravityform id="15" title="true" description="true"]
- Professional development
Information about our current projects.
Membership information and resources.
- Interact & Community
Keep up to date with those around you.
- Useful links
- Southern Write ArchiveSouthern Write is the SA Writers Centre newsletter/magazine. It was discontinued in 2014, but there is a wealth of information on writing craft in these pages.2014March editionJune edition 2013March editionJune editionSeptember editionDecember edition 2012February editionMarch editionJune editionSeptember editionDecember edition 2010February editionMarch editionApril editionMay editionJune editionJuly editionAugust editionSeptember editionOctober editionNovember editionDecember edition 2009February editionMarch editionApril editionMay editionJune editionJuly editionAugust editionSeptember editionOctober editionNovember editionDecember edition 2008February editionMarch editionApril editionMay editionJune editionJuly editionAugust editionSeptember editionOctober editionDecember edition 2007February editionMarch editionApril editionMay editionJune editionJuly editionAugust editionSeptember editionOctober editionNovember editionDecember edition 2006February editionMarch editionApril editionMay editionJune editionJuly editionAugust editionSeptember editionOctober editionNovember editionDecember edition 2005February editionMarch editionApril editionMay editionJune editionAugust editionSeptember editionOctober editionNovember editionDecember edition
About our organisation.
- VolunteeringVolunteering with the SA Writers Centre offers a chance for you to expand your skills, ready you for the workforce and provide you with an operational understanding of a professional arts organisation. Whilst we currently don’t have any vacancies for volunteers, we do encourage you to register your details with us here and we will notify you of any suitable opportunities.SA Writers Centre has a wide reaching professional development program that offers free and ticketed events for local writers – from our Quick and Dirty reading nights, Member Meetup events – through to ticketed events such as literary dinners, fundraising events and regular workshops. The majority of our volunteer opportunities require event preparation, venue set up and pack up, front of house and bar shifts for our regular onsite and offsite events and often reside out of normal office hours, such as evenings and weekends.We really value our volunteers and are committed to ensuring the experience is positive and useful and we strive to provide pathways for them. Many of our current staff began with us through our volunteer program. Occasionally, we also have volunteering vacancies in the areas of administration and workshop delivery. We’re looking for people who want to begin or boost their career in the arts, who want to support opportunities for local writers, or who just want to get involved and have some fun.If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please ensure you fill out this form and you will be contact should we require your assistance or further details.
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