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

  • Call for Contributions - Currently accepting submissions are two interdisciplinary journals: The Journal of Aging Studies, special edition co-edited with Professor Sarah Lamb (Brandeis University) on ‘Gender and Sexual Aging in the History and Culture of Medicine’. Submission are due by June 30th 2022 Australian Feminist Studies, special edition co-edited with A/Prof Tinashe Dune (WSU) and Dr Fouzieyha Towghi (ANU) on ‘Diverse […]
  • 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 […]