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

  • Australian Short Story Festival - Please join us for the Australian Short Story Festival: October 18-20 2019. This is the first time the festival will be held in Melbourne and we look forward to welcoming you.
  • 2019 SA Gender, Sex and Sexualities Postgraduate and ECR Conference - Abstracts are being sought for the Sixth Annual South Australian Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Gender, Sex and Sexualities conference. All applicants whose abstracts are accepted also have the chance to submit a full paper for publication in the special issue of an academic peer-reviewed journal. Past, Present and Future: contested histories and emerging identities […]
  • Poetry on the Move: Small Leaps, Giant Steps. - Special issue of the journal Axon: Creative Explorations www.axonjournal.com.au This special issue of the Axon journal is connected to a one-day symposium to be held in Canberra on 21st October 2019 during the Poetry on the Move Festival (17-21 October 2019), organised and hosted by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) in the Faculty of […]