Our 26th annual conference will be on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, 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

You can find our statement regarding insecure work in higher education here.

Latest News

  • AAWP/UWAP ‘Chapter One’ Prize - The AAWP has partnered with UWAP once again to bring this exciting new publication pathway and prize for writers of poetry, literary novels, short story collections, and hybrid works. Submissions are now open. Head to our prizes page here for more information on how to enter.
  • AAWP 2021 Prizes Open - Please submit to our dazzling suite of prizes, as listed below. Head to our Prizes page here to enter.
  • Nonfiction Writing Workshop: Perspectives – on Australasian Creative Nonfiction Writing - Abstracts are invited for this online workshop on creative nonfiction as it is practised in Australasia. Guest speakers on the day are the award-winning writer Behrouz Boochani, author of No Friend but the Mountain, and his translator Omid Tofighian. Participants are invited to explore uniquely Australasian research, practice and pedagogy regarding creative nonfiction. Investigations into […]