Welcome

Our 23rd annual conference will be in Perth, Western Australia!

Welcome to the Australasian Association of Writing Programs. This website introduces visitors to the Association, and provides information on writing courses, competitions, conferences and other relevant material.

The Association exists to provide a forum for discussion on all aspects of teaching creative and professional writing as well as current theories on creativity and writing, and to improve the quality of programs across the country. To download a brochure, click here.

For general enquiries, or to join our mailing list, email info@aawp.org.au

Latest News

  • In memory of Judith Rodríguez (1936-2018) - All involved with AAWP who knew Judith will be saddened by the passing of a friend, colleague, supportive mentor and fierce advocate for writers and writing. Judith has been a supporter of writing and writers in so many ways – in creative writing courses across a range of institutions, with PEN both locally and internationally, […]
  • Curtin University PhD project and scholarship in creative writing/literary studies - Into the New World: Diaspora in Australian and Scottish Writing As part of Curtin’s collaboration with the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, a PhD project with scholarship is available for 2019 start. Students undertaking a collaborative PhD under the alliance are offered a seamless international experience as well as a fully funded scholarship with living […]
  • AAWP/UWAP CHAPTER ONE PRIZE - Chapter One is a publication pathway for emerging writers. The prize is open to authors who have written a poetry collection, literary novel, short story collection, or a hybrid work that crosses genre boundaries. The Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) is delighted to partner with University of Western Australia Publishing (UWAP) to provide this […]