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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

  • Peripheral Visions – 23rd Annual AAWP conference CFP - Every creative expression shares a vision. Whether writers are looking from, looking towards, looking askance, looking away, or looking over, writing beckons us to the periphery and asks, ‘Where to now?’. The location of the 2018 annual conference of the AAWP in the western reaches of the continent has inspired our theme. And we are delighted to announce […]
  • Speculating upon Biography call for abstracts - An International Symposium dedicated to exploring the boundaries of biography 25-26 October 2018, Noosa Queensland Australia Abstracts are being sought for and investigation into speculative biography and exploring associated practices.  Recently, some writers have chosen to experiment further with biography, employing conjecture and ‘informed imagination’ to fill in the gaps and silences in the archives, and when writing the […]
  • NonfictioNOW 2018 Call for Panel Proposals - The NonfictioNOW Conference is currently seeking panel proposals for its 2018 conference, taking place November 1-3 in Phoenix, Arizona, hosted by the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University and held at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel and historic Orpheum Theatre. NonfictioNOW is unique in being neither a conventional academic conference nor […]