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

  • AAWP/ASSF EMERGING WRITERS’ PRIZE 2018 - It is our very great pleasure to announce the winner of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs / Australian Short Story Festival Emerging Writers’ Prize. The winner is Margaret Hickey for ‘Fowler’s Bay’. AAWP/ASSF are proud to support emerging writers in offering this opportunity for emerging writers. Highly commended entries (in alphabetical order) include: ‘A […]
  • UQ Library Creative Writing Fellowship opportunity - The University of Queensland Library is excited to announce that we are offering a $25,000 Fellowship for an emerging Australian author to create a new work of creative writing. The successful recipient will be immersed in a higher education setting and receive support from Library staff, the School of Communication and Arts and University of […]
  • The Australian Prose Poetry Anthology - In 2020 Melbourne University Press will be publishing an anthology of Australian prose poetry, edited by Cassandra Atherton and Paul Hetherington, and entitled The Australian Prose Poetry Anthology. This anthology will chart the trajectory of the Australian prose poetry from its beginnings to the present day, and will include about 150 works. Cassandra and Paul […]