All Events

Literary programs, workshops, and talks—plus exclusive events for Writers SA members. See what’s on, both in person and online.

Tue December 5, 2023

Join us for this exclusive lunch-time session with Pantera Press as we discuss the ins and outs of this family owned and run publishing house.

Tue January 30, 2024

If you're looking for support to turn your full-length or almost finished draft into a submittable or publishable product, then this is the series for you.

Wed February 14, 2024

Are you looking for professional support and a strong peer network to help you start or finish your book or refine your first draft? If you're working on a first draft or a draft that just isn't working, Writers SA's First Draft program can help you shape your novel and stay on track.

Sat February 17, 2024

This online science fiction fantasy workshop with bestselling author Traci Harding is ideal for fantasy and science fiction writers at all levels with an interest in creating immersive fantastical fiction.

Sun February 18, 2024

Explore storytelling through words and illustrations to create beautiful picture books that captivate readers.

Sat February 24, 2024

Discover the mechanics and strategies for creating contemporary short stories with author Julie Koh.

Mon February 26, 2024

Often we want to write about truth and lived experience but might shy away from revealing too much to the world about who we truly are or what we went through. How do we decide what to reveal to an audience, and what innovative or original ways might we decide to go about it? Join Alice Pung to explore new ways of integrating fact with fiction (or creative nonfiction) to tell your stories.

Sat March 16, 2024

Join editor Sumudu Narayana to explore the ins and outs of structural editing, as well as find out about the terms and orders of editing.

Sun April 7, 2024

Love it or loathe it, magic realism is often misunderstood, so it’s time to unravel this narrative technique with author Karen Wyld.

Tue December 31, 2024

Are you looking to develop richly complex and diverse characters for your stories but are not sure how to go about it? Join Dr Helen Edwards for a workshop on developing authentic characters using sensitively researched information and drawing from lived experience.

Tue December 31, 2024

Writers SA presents an on-demand workshop that you can watch in your own time for a short time. Two videos will give an overview of the traditional publishing model in Australia, and overseas, followed by some self-publishing options. You can then download the FAQ's and a spreadsheet with some handy details about which genres are best represented by Australian vs overseas markets.

Tue December 31, 2024

Whether you're looking to make a career out of self-publishing or have just one book to publish, but you don't know where to start, this workshop will help you with the knowledge you'll need to bring your manuscript to market.

Tue December 31, 2024

Writers SA presents an on-demand workshop you can watch in your own time for a short time. Making up the foundation of almost all fast paced fiction is the concept of Goal, Motivation, Conflict, the 'who, what, why and why not'. In this short video, we'll walk you through the steps to see if your story has it.

Tue December 31, 2024

Join Writers SA's Bronwyn Tilley as we navigate what a successful query letter should look like when you're ready to start submitting to publishers and agents so you can create one of your own!

Tue December 31, 2024

Writers SA presents an on-demand workshop you can watch in your own time for a short time. We'll analyse what makes a great 3D character, as well as what you need in order to keep your plot exciting and your reader turning the pages.

Not yet a Writers SA member? Join for as little as $60 and unlock a range of benefits!

Members receive: 

  • 30% discount on all workshops and services
  • a free 20-minute consultation with our Director upon sign up
  • advice, information and support in your writing activities
  • career pathway support and opportunities
  • access to a community of writers
  • opportunities to meet industry professionals
  • opportunities for publication and promotion

… and much more!


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