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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, email info@aawp.org.au

Latest News

  • Varuna Residential Fellowships for Writers & Illustrators 2018 - Applications open on 16 June 2017 and close 30 July 2017 Varuna the National Writers House invites writers and illustrators from across Australia to apply for a Varuna Residential Fellowship. A Varuna Residential Fellowship offers writers and illustrators working across a wide range of literary genres and forms the gift of uninterrupted time and to […]
  • 22nd Annual AAWP Conference CFP - We are calling for papers and panel proposals for our upcoming conference, Climates of Change, which will be held at Flinders University in Adelaide from 29 November to 1 December, 2017. The conference conveners are seeking papers dealing with the theme of change in all of its forms, though the call for papers has a list […]
  • Emerging Writer’s Short Story Prize - Enter your short story to the AAWP/ASSF Short Story Prize for your chance to win. If you win you will receive — a ticket to the Australian Short Story Festival (ASSF) 3-5 November 2017 (Adelaide), accommodation for the duration of the festival (maximum value $500) and return economy airfares (maximum value $500). In addition, you […]