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.

We recognise 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.

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

  • Call for papers - Editors Lili Pâquet and Rosemary Williamson (University of New England, Australia) invite submissions of chapters for an edited collection: True Crime and Women: Writers, Readers, and Representations. Proposals due by Friday 26 August. Research on true crime demonstrates that while it once was mainly targeted at male audiences (Punnett, 2018), in recent decades it has […]
  • Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Creative Writing - We are seeking an enthusiastic and engaging Lecturer who can deliver undergraduate coursework in Creative writing, whilst being an active contributor to the faculty’s research programs.  Apply your knowledge by leading, developing and delivering innovative lectures, and tutorials, actively apply for grants, undertake research and take the lead in growing the Creative Writing space. This […]
  • Job Opportunities at CQU - Two positions are open: Professor in Education (research intensive) Dean of the School of Education & the Arts The position of Professor is located at any of the QLD campuses (Brisbane, Rocky, Cairns, Gladstone, Townsville, Mackay, Bundaberg) and includes a relocation package, and the Dean’s role is listed nationally with a ‘Central Queensland Campus Location […]