Annual Conference

The 28th annual conference of the Australasian Association of Writing Programs is hosted by the University of Canberra’s Centre for Creative and Cultural Research. 

The event will be held on Ngunnawal Country; we acknowledge with gratitude that we have been welcomed to walk on this unceded land, and pay our respects to their elders, past and present, and emerging.  

Theme: We need to talk.

We invite proposals for conference papers, panels, or performances that focus on issues that demand personal, social and institutional attention; and we are very interested in proposals that are collaborative, dialogic, improvisational, and/or performative.  

Abstract submissions are open | Deadline: 28 July 2023, 11:59PM (AEST)


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Only AAWP members are eligible to present. You can find membership details, prices, and online sign up options here.

Previous annual conferences of the AAWP have been held at:

1996 University of Technology, Sydney

1997 Deakin University and RMIT University, Melbourne

1998 University of South Australia / University of Adelaide

1999 Edith Cowan University, Perth

2000 Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus

2001 University of Canberra

2002 University of Melbourne

2003 University of New South Wales

2004 Flinders University, Adelaide

2005 Curtin University of Technology, Perth

2006 Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

2007 University of Canberra

2008 University of Technology, Sydney

2009 Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand

2010 RMIT, Melbourne

2011 Southern Cross University, Byron Bay

2012 Deakin University, Geelong

2013 University of Canberra, Canberra

2014 Massey University, Wellington NZ

2015 Swinburne University, Melbourne

2016 University of Canberra, Canberra

2017 Flinders University, Adelaide

2018 Curtin University, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University and the University of Western Australia, Perth

2019 University of Technology, Sydney

2020 Griffith University, Gold Coast

2021 University of the Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast (online symposium in lieu of conference)

2022 Central Queensland University and University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Sippy Downs