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

  • Axon: Creative Explorations CFP - Poetry as speculation: Axon 11.1 (June) 2021 Ends on May 24, 2021 Please DO NOT submit poems to this issue This issue of the Axon journal investigates ways in which contemporary poetry speculates about the world, modes of being, reality, creativity, writing itself and ways of understanding the quotidian. We are NOT looking for poems or poetic forms […]
  • AAWP Postgraduate Prize Results - To reward postgraduate academic practice excellence, the AAWP Executive this year reinstated two prizes for the best postgraduate papers presented at conference – one for a scholarly research presentation and one for a creative/hybrid research presentation. To learn more about the results, head to our prizes page here.
  • AAWP/Voiceworks Sudden Writing Prize Winner and Shortlist Announced - CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the 2020 Sudden Writing Prize, Raphail Spartalis! The prize was co-judged by AAWP and Voiceworks, and the judges noted: ‘Little Apocalypse’ by Raphail Spartalis takes the image of children exploring rockpools, and inspects it at a scale and perspective that makes it strange. The imagery and tone in the piece […]