Call for Papers – AAWP 25th Anniversary Conference, 16-18 Nov 2020

The Australasian Association of Writing Programs was a milestone in the history of university creative writing teaching a quarter of a century ago. We celebrate that milestone at the 25th anniversary AAWP conference to be held at Griffith University, 16-18 November 2020. Proposals are invited for academic papers, panels, performances and/or creative presentations of up to 15 minutes duration that explore the conference theme of ‘Rising Tides’.

Although travel plans may be delayed due to Covid-19 concerns, we anticipate that the conference will go ahead in November as planned.

Links to the conference registration and AAWP membership pages are provided here:

Please email abstracts and proposals (150 words approx.) by 24 April 2020 to: 

Submissions should also include your name, university affiliation, e-mail address, the title of your proposed paper, and a short bio (100 words approx).

We encourage participants from Australasia and around the world, from all backgrounds, including university lecturers, postgraduate candidates and undergraduate students of writing – who are working in all genres, modes and styles, theories and practices of creative writing. If you’ve never been to the AAWP conference before, we encourage you to take the plunge!! If you are unable to make it, we hope you’ll encourage your colleagues, associates and students to embrace the opportunity.

Please note that all conference presenters must be AAWP members. To renew your membership please go to: