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

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

Latest News

  • Book Publicity Opportunity for AAWP Members - Dear members and friends of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP), The AAWP is developing a list of recent publications by members of the association in recognition of our work as writers and scholars.  This initiative was inspired by the entirely excellent Dr Stephanie Green and the 2020 conference team at Griffith University, who have […]
  • HASS Associations Respond to Tertiary Fee Increases - Please find below a link to a letter from HASS Associations opposing changes to HASS Degree fees, with AAWP as a signatory:  https://www.chass.org.au/media-releases/letter-from-hass-associations-opposing-changes-to-hass-degree-fees/ Some of you may wish to sign a petition, opposing changes. If so please find attached a link and generic message, to share:  Hi there, I just signed the petition: Education for all – […]
  • TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses – Call for Special Issues - Australia’s leading creative writing journal, TEXT, is calling for Expressions of Interest to guest edit upcoming Special Issues. Special Issues of TEXT have long provided leading research for the creative writing discipline in Australia and internationally. In 2020, the Special Issues editors are calling for Expressions of Interest from emerging and established academics for themed […]