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

  • 2022 ARA Historical Novel Prize Shortlists Announced - Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA), in partnership with Australia’s leading essential building and infrastructure services provider ARA Group, is excited to announce the Shortlists for the 2022 ARA Historical Novel Prize. This year’s Shortlists explore a diverse range of powerful themes, from reinvention, diversity and the meaning of truth, through to self-reliance, confidence and fulfilling […]
  • Children’s Writer in Residence - The Deakin University/Copyright Agency Children’s Writer-in-Residence program will support an established author of works for young people to develop a major new work through a three-month residency and a $20,000 stipend. Applications close on October 29, 2022. Details are available here: https://deakinpavilion.org.au/childrens-writer-in-residence/
  • AAWP and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival Prizes 2022 Winners Announced - We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 AAWP/UWRF Emerging Writers’ Prize and the AAWP/UWRF Translators’ Prize. The winner of the Emerging Writers’ Prize is ‘This is just to say’ by Karen McKnight. The winner of the Translators’ Prize is ‘Great Sertão: Meanderings’ by Alison Entrekin. Congratulations to Karen and Alison, and thanks […]