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March 15th, 2023 | Blog, Insights, Latest, Perfecting the craft, Tips | Tags:

If you’re looking to get words on the page and develop consistency in your writing practice, or just shake up your usual writing methods, writing sprints may be for you! Here’s a quick guide to getting started and making the most of a sprint, including prompts to get the words […]

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February 3rd, 2023 | Blog, Latest | Tags:

How did Viking women live, love and die? How can we encounter them as flesh-and-blood beings with fears and feelings – not just as names in sagas or runes carved into stone? Join Lisa L. Hannett in conversation with Hannah Kent at Dymocks, Rundle Mall, to launch Lisa’s new book, […]

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February 2nd, 2023 | Blog, Comedy, Guest posts, Insights, Latest, News, Tips, Workshops | Tags:

Rose Hartley graduated from the Clarion Writers’ Workshop in San Diego, and has been awarded a Varuna fellowship and residencies at Writers SA and Manning Clark House, and was selected for the Hachette Mentoring Program. Her short story ‘No Other Men in Mitchell’ was nominated for an Australian Shadows Award […]

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December 15th, 2022 | Blog, Festivals, Latest, News, Projects, Regional, Writers SA news | Tags:

As 2022 comes to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect on another big and inspiring year at Writers SA in pictures. From our writing events all over the state as part of No Limits, to the Deaf writers group performance event See Me Through My Hands, to Context […]

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September 8th, 2022 | Blog, Latest | Tags:

Welcome to Postcard From… a series giving you an insider glimpse into a regional area where Writers SA’s No Limits program supports literary activities across the state. In our first edition, we head to the Riverland to shine a light on Barmera, which will host our upcoming Portal Fantasy Festival […]

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March 30th, 2022 | Blog, Emerging writers, Guest posts, Latest, Residencies, Travel | Tags:

Earlier this year, Lara Saunders undertook the Writers SA Emerging Writers Fellowship, spending seven days at Varuna the National Writers’ House, with a travel subsidy and manuscript consultation. Applications for the annual fellowships are now open for 2022. Last year I was lucky enough to be one of the joint […]

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November 1st, 2017 | Emerging writers, Latest, News, Opportunities, SAWC news, Travel | Tags:

The SA Writers Centre is partnering with Varuna, the National Writers’ House to offer a new residency and development fellowship for a young South Australian writer. This opportunity is open to writers, poets and illustrators who are under 35, and are South Australian residents. The week-long residency will take place from Monday 23 […]

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September 20th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Victoria Purman Dialogue: a conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play or film So, that sounds simple, right? Dialogue is a conversation, with two – or sometimes more – people talking to each other. The aim of dialogue is to move the story […]

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July 12th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Jillian Schedneck I spent two weeks in Chiang Mai, Thailand visiting my sister and her family. My mother and aunt came too, and it was their first time in Thailand. As you can imagine, there was a lot going on. But were there any stories with a clear and […]

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July 6th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

by Amelia Walker The red post box creaked greedily as I pulled the parcel chute open, placed my yellow envelope inside, then let go, surrendering months and years of love and labour into the darkness of transit, and ultimately, my publisher. Whoosh. The parcel slid against metal and landed, thud, […]

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May 25th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

The Draft Report of the Australian Government Productivity Commission [PC] into Intellectual Property Arrangements was released in April 2016. It contained a number of recommendations on issues affecting writers and the book industry, including on parallel importation restrictions [PIRs] and copyright. The Draft Report covers a wide range of industries, […]

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May 12th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

Katie Spain joins us as our Writer in Residence and we took her aside to have a quick – but meaningful – Q&A with her. Katie will be hosting The Art of Feature Writing workshop in June. If you were a supermarket item, what would you be and why? Froot […]

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May 5th, 2016 | Latest, News, Short Stories | Tags:

May is Short Story Month! Here’s a number of ways that you can immerse yourself in the pleasure of a short story: Vintage shorts released daily. Electric Literature releases a short story a day too. Check out our writing competitions page for upcoming short story comps to enter. Akashic Books […]

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April 14th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

by Emma McEwin Creative non fiction is an exciting genre. I love finding creative and interesting ways to write stories about real people and things. Like the mystery box challenge on Masterchef, your task is to combine a jumble of seemingly unrelated ingredients to make a meaningful dish. The ingredients […]

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January 7th, 2016 | Blog | Tags:

By Sarah Gates There are two types of writers in the world: plotters and pansters (which, for the uninitiated, stands for a person who writes ‘by the seat of their pants’). Apparently. Okay, so no two plotters are exactly alike—and vice versa. That’s why there’s so much fun to be […]

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