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

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Latest News

  • Job Opportunity at Griffith University - The School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Level B) in Creative Writing to contribute to teaching, research and service in the School. Creative Writing at Griffith is an active community with a large and vibrant teaching program, an award-winning staff, and a strong research profile as evidenced by our […]
  • CALL FOR PAPERS – Progressive Connexions - My co-editor Elena Xeni and myself are publishing a book through Progressive Connexions on the topic of Children and Evil. These can be literary or film representations of evil children. Or representations of evil children in popular culture. See below for a description of our book called Explorations of Fearful Children. Full Book description: The main intervention […]
  • Environmental Writing Mentorships – Notre Dame University - Notre Dame University is offering six writing mentorships as part of the EnvironmentalWriting project. Round 1mentorships with author James Bradley are intended to assist in thedevelopment of a new essay or work of reportage of 4000-8000 words exploringenvironmental concerns. For more information and to apply, visit https://bit.ly/3DAA9qP or alternatively, email writing.mentorship@nd.edu.au