Our 26th annual conference will be on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia!

The Australasian Association of Writing Programs recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, the sovereignty of which was never ceded. We offer gratitude to Australia’s original custodians for their ongoing connection to country, culture, and community. We offer respect to their ancestors, elders and families – past, in perpetuity, and present.

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

  • Prizes closing soon - There are just ten days left to submit your entries for one of our seven prizes for writers and translators, brought to you by AAWP and our prizes partners. The deadline for all prizes is June 30. Do you create work that lives in the category of: short story – poetry – hybrid writing – […]
  • Early Bird Tickets On Sale: Ubud Writers & Readers Festival - News has arrived from our prize partner Ubud Writers & Readers Festival about this year’s festival. The first line up of speakers has just been announced – and we are screaming with excitement to see included such writers as Amitav Ghosh, Nam Le, Ali Cobby Eckermann, and Augustinus Wibowo, among other literary rock stars. So the other […]
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED – CALL FOR PAPERS: 29TH CONFERENCE OF THE AUSTRALASIAN ASSOCIATION OF WRITING PROGRAMS - The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended until 30 June. Conference Theme: Intersections Conference Host: The University of New England (Armidale, New South Wales)Conference Dates: 27– 29 November 2024Conference workshops: 26 November 2024 (focusing on creative, critical and professional practice), details TBA. The 2024 AAWP conference will be held at the Armidale campus of the University of New England, located on […]