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.

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News & Events

Poetry on the Move: "From Darkness into Light"

An International Poetry Studies Institute Symposium
1 May 2015, 9.45am–4pm

This one-day symposium at the Inspire Centre, University of Canberra, will feature readings and presentations by leading poets including Jordie Albiston, Cassandra Atherton, Sarah Day, Paul Hetherington, Lisa Jacobson, Judy Johnson, Geoff Page, Maria Takolander and Jen Webb. A draft program is available on the IPSI website

NAWE Conference: Call for Proposals

NAWE Conference: Call for Proposals
13–15 November, Durham, UK

The NAWE Conference invites writers and colleagues to share their various approaches to writing and to the teaching of writing at all levels. The deadline for proposals is 4 May 2015, and further information is available on the NAWE website

Writing in Practice: The Journal of Creative Writing Research

The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) in the UK is delighted to announce the online publication of the first issue of its new peer-reviewed journal, which aims to explore the art of writing and to encourage all forms of related research.

The journal publishes scholarly articles about practice and process that contextualize, reflect on and respond to existing knowledge and understanding. Writers featured in the first issue are: Viccy Adams, Farrukh Akhtar, Craig Batty and Stayci Taylor, Donna Lee Brien and Bronwyn Fredericks, John Dale, Peter Griffiths, Mike Harris, Louise Tondeur, Sarah Wardle, J. T. Welsch, and Paul Williams. Guest contributor is Philip Gross. Read more or click CFP to download submission details for the second issue.

CFP: Death, dying and the undead

Despite being imaged all around us in popular culture and the media, death and dying are, it often seems, the last taboo subjects in modern society. To address this, the inaugural Australasian Death Studies Network conference, ‘Death, Dying, and the Undead: Contemporary Approaches and Practice’, will be held at UCQ’s Noosa campus in Queensland on 12 October 2015.

This one-day multi-disciplinary conference brings together discussion and investigation in a range of cultural, humanities and social areas that consider death and dying, including creative arts, popular culture, health and community planning. Abstracts are due 1 May, 2015. Click CFP to download full details or read more …

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