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

  • AAWP/VOICEWORKS SUDDEN WRITING PRIZE NOW OPEN - The Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP) / Voiceworks (Express Media) invite submissions of Sudden Writing. We are deeply interested in capturing a composite “picture” of what people are writing about. Now. Please send creative work—short-short fiction, “sudden” fiction, “sketchy” stories, creative nonfiction, poetry, as well as hybrid forms. We are accepting submissions on the following […]
  • Call for Papers - FUTURES FOR CREATIVE WRITING ONLINE CONFERENCEUniversity of East Anglia, Norwich, UK in association with EACWP (European Association of Creative Writing Programmes)Friday 21 May – Sunday 23, May 2021 Keynote Speakers: BERNARDINE EVARISTOCAROLYN FORCHÉANDREW COWAN(Scriptwriting Keynote TBA) This online conference seeks to bring together PhD research students, Creative Writing tutors and graduates, writers and scholars to […]
  • Prize Winners Announced! - We’re delighted to bring you the following prize results: AAWP—Ubud Writers and Readers Festival Translators’ Prize Winner: ‘423 Colours- excerpts from the Spanish novel 423 colores by Juan Gallardo and Rafael Avendaño’, translated by Lilit Thwaites. Highly Commended: ‘A Dosimeter on the Narrow Road to Oku’ by Durian Sukegawa, translated by Alison Watts ‘Mestri Di Mont’ […]