Summer Program

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

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 2, 2024

Join award-winning poet, human rights lawyer, and refugee campaigner Sara M Saleh for a very special poetry masterclass in association with Adelaide Writers Week.

Sun March 3, 2024

Drawing on Susan Johnson’s experience as the author of 14 acclaimed books, including the strikingly original Aphrodite's Breath, you will deep dive into the art of memoir, from voice and the writerly “I”, to structure and focus, with prompts, exercises, and guidance to enrich your creative practice.

Mon March 4, 2024

Join literary agent Melanie Ostell for an interactive session on prepping, pitching and publishing your manuscript. Bring your questions - nothing is off limits!

Sat March 23, 2024

Buckle up, because Jenny Valentish is going to teach you everything she knows about writing features and freelancing, as someone who’s been a journalist, an editor and sub-editor.

Sun March 24, 2024

Join acclaimed novelist Mirandi Riwoe as we delve into the past to weave facts, events, and people into historical fiction for the modern reader.

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.

Sun April 28, 2024

When writers work together, something magical happens, and Writers SA's Work Space is back in April!

Tue April 30, 2024

Are you an aspiring or developing poet looking to come together with other poets to hone your craft, kick start older poems, or steer your poetry into new areas? Poet and author Heather Taylor-Johnson will introduce new and old concepts in this four month intensive.

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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