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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.

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'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.

The Art of Leadership through Poetry

Submissions are invited to The Art of Leadership Through Poetry: Deakin Leadership Centre's International Poetry Competition. Poems, up to 100 lines, must be on the theme of 'leadership' but this is very broadly conceived: entries may reflect on leaders (alive, dead or fictitious), ideas or processes of leadership or even if such a thing exists at all. The winner will receive $1,000, 2nd prize $500 and 3rd $250. There are commendations and an originality prize, and all winning poems will be published in an electronic book in both written and spoken forms. Entry is free and submissions should be sent to poems@deakin.edu.au by 30 October, 2014. For full details, visit www.leadershippoems.info or click here.

Seriously funny: humour in journalism

Humour has been a vital ingredient of the print media since it emerged in the 17th century, yet it has hardly featured in academic studies of media history. Contributions are called for a new text that is aiming to fill that gap with a collection of papers by international scholars. It will draw from a range of disciplines such as media history, international literary journalism, English/American studies, humour studies, media content analysis, cultural studies.

Abstracts of 200 words are invited by 2 September 2014. Please send to the editors, Richard Lance Keeble rkeeble@lincoln.ac.uk and David Swick david.swick@ukings.ca Final chapters of up to 7,000 words will be due by 2 January 2015. The publishers, Routledge, of Abingdon, Oxon, UK, are being approached, with publication planned for late 2015. To download the CFP, click here.

CPF: The Life of Things

The investigation of things has comprised an important subject across many disciplines in the humanities and social sciences over the last thirty years. It is the subject of the 18th Annual WIP (Work-In-Progress) Conference 
in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland 
from 29-30 September 2014.

The organising committee invites proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of this theme. Please email abstracts (of 250 words) accompanied by a short biographical note (50 words) to:UQWiP2014@gmail.com by 31 JULY 2014.

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