Welcome

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

  • Your thoughts on the influence of Janet Malcolm - Dear Colleagues, The passing in June this year of Janet Malcolm, the longstanding journalist for The New Yorker, and author of The Journalist and the Murderer, started us thinking about her legacy. We want to collate some reflections about her work here in Australia, for possible publication in a journal. If you are interested in […]
  • AAWP Conference 2021: Last chance Call For Papers - In response to numerous requests for late abstract submissions (so many more than expected), the AAWP conference team are re-opening the Call for Papers for the 2021 conference, November 24-26. The window for submission is now open and must close July 31. This deadline coincides with the early bird registration (see below). So, if you missed out the […]
  • AXON – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - This issue of the Axon journal investigates ways in which contemporary poetry (and other forms of creative practice) constitute, result from or are otherwise connected to travel—whether this is understood literally or metaphorically. We are NOT looking for poems. Please submit academic papers that explore and relate to: ways in which readers may ‘travel’ in poetry ways […]