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20th annual AAWP conference

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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.

Latest News

  • ‘The Examiner’ 2015 Literature Awards - ‘The Examiner’ 2015 Literature Awards are now open. Judges are calling for short stories of up to 2,000 words. To encourage and improve writing skills, there will be workshops and writing related events run in tandem with the awards. There is a small entry fee, and the prize money will be shared between 1st, 2nd, […]
  • ‘Chapter One’ submissions extended to 30 July with wider eligibility - There is a new deadline for the AAWP’ exciting new publication pathway for emerging writers: ‘Chapter One’ entries are now open until 30 July, 2015. Eligibility has also been widened, allowing submissions from research higher degree students and research higher degree graduates up to 5 years beyond their graduation.
  • Creative Ecologies: A Postgraduate Retreat in Creative Arts Scholarship - 16-18 September 2015, Female Orphan School, UWS Parramatta The Writing and Society Research Centre is calling for applications for Creative Ecologies – a three-day masterclass program for students currently enrolled in a postgrad Creative Writing degree. The program is participatory, and includes lectures, plenary discussions and workshops led by experienced academics and practitioners. Application details […]