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

You can find our statement regarding insecure work in higher education here.

Latest News

  • Deadline Extended – Meridian: The APWT Drunken Boat Anthology of New Writing - By popular demand the deadline for Meridian: The APWT Drunken Boat Anthology of New Writing – APWT’s first book length publication featuring the best fiction, non-fiction and poetry from APWT members – has been extended. Submissions now open until April 1st 2020. The anthology will be edited by preeminent editors in their fields Ravi Shankar (poetry) Tim Tomlinson (fiction) and Sally Breen […]
  • Call for Papers – AAWP 25th Anniversary Conference, 16-18 Nov 2020 - The Australasian Association of Writing Programs was a milestone in the history of university creative writing teaching a quarter of a century ago. We celebrate that milestone at the 25th anniversary AAWP conference to be held at Griffith University, 16-18 November 2020. Proposals are invited for academic papers, panels, performances and/or creative presentations of up to 15 […]
  • New $30,000 Australasian literary prize celebrating historical fiction genre - Microsoft Word – HNSA ARA Historical Novel Prize Media release Australia’s leading infrastructure and facilities service provider ARA Group has partnered with The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) to announce a new major literary prize, set to award $30,000 to an outstanding historical novelist. The new ARA Historical Novel Prize gives Australian and New Zealand […]