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

  • Poetry on the Move: Small Leaps, Giant Steps. - Special issue of the journal Axon: Creative Explorations www.axonjournal.com.au This special issue of the Axon journal is connected to a one-day symposium to be held in Canberra on 21st October 2019 during the Poetry on the Move Festival (17-21 October 2019), organised and hosted by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) in the Faculty of […]
  • Professor of Creative Writing – job open at University of Melbourne - The University of Melbourne is seeking a Level E Professor to enrich and advance our program in Creative Writing. The appointee will have expertise and significant publications in areas of Creative Writing practice and scholarship that complement and enhance their Program. For more details and to apply, click here
  • Call for Papers: ‘wandering’ - Edited by Kate Cantrell, Ariella Van Luyn, Emma Doolan The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘wandering’ as ‘going about from place to place; an aimless, slow, or pointless movement; and a shift away from the proper, normal, or usual course’. Wandering, as both a physical movement and a conceptual metaphor, can transcend the boundaries between past and […]