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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.

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News & Events

AAWP Annual General Meeting 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs will be held on Tuesday, 2 December, 2014 during the AAWP Annual Conference in Wellington, New Zealand. Nominations for the Committee of Management should be sent to Lynda.Hawryluk[@]scu.edu.au by 1 November, 2014.

CFP for Special Issue of TEXT - Beyond Australia Queer

The 1990s saw the rise of queer theory and politics and this special issue of TEXT Journal reflects and builds on Australia Queer, a pioneering collection of queer writing. This special issue seeks submissions—fiction, scholarly non-fiction, plays and essays—that address the question of what ‘Australia queer’ might mean in the current historical moment. Is ‘queer’ still viable, twenty years after its inception, or has it been superseded? What does it mean, in the early twenty-first century, to be ‘Australian’ and ‘queer’? The deadline for initial submission is 1 March 2015. Download full details.

Social Alternatives: call for stories

Social Alternatives is an independent, not-for-profit quarterly refereed journal. It is committed to the principles of social justice, commenting on important social issues of current concern or public debate. We publish practical and theoretical articles on relevant topics, as well as reviews, short stories, poems, graphics, comment, and critique. Contributions of stories up to 2,500 are invited, particularly on the theme of 'peace', by 15 November 2014. Email gbrock@usc.edu.au or download the submission requirements.

'Minding the Gap' - registration now open

Registration for 'Minding the Gap: writing across thresholds and faultlines', the 19th Annual Conference of the AAWP, is now open. The online registration form, as well as venue, transport and accommodation information, can be found by going to the page under the Annual Conference tab (above) or clicking here.

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