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SA Writers Centre October – December 2014 Program

The SA Writers Centre has an exciting program of workshops running from October – December 2014. Here’s your chance to participate in sessions such as: Writing About Food Rules for Reviewing Self-publishing workshops How to Get Published Stand Up! (Introduction to Stand Up Comedy) There are also a wide range of free ‘diary filler’ events […]

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Writing China in Country

A group of lucky Creative Writing students have returned from China after completing a Winter School Study Tour of China. The course they completed, entitled Writing China in Country, was a three week program that allowed students to hone their skills in creative writing at the Beijing Foreign Studies University in China. There they encountered […]

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Pathway to Publishing Sessions at Burnside Library

From July to August 2014, the City of Burnside Library will be hosting a writer’s program titled ‘Pathway to Publishing’. You can attend sessions held by local authors plus representatives from Wakefield Press. For a list of available sessions, download the program schedule. Bookings are essential. Please phone the Burnside Library on 8366 4280

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Mildura Writers’ Festival – free sessions for students

The Mildura Writers’ Festival brings together some of Australia’s best writers in an intimate, winter program of workshops, lectures and discussion forums. The event will be held 17-20 July 2014. University students can attend some of the sessions free of charge! For further information, see the Mildura Writers’ Festival website, or contact Arts Mildura directly.

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Adelaide May Writers’ Installation 29-30 May 2014

Over two days, part of Hub Central will be repurposed as an exhibition for the writing of over a hundred of the university’s Creative Writing students. The final projects of students enrolled in CRWR 2007 Boundary Riders: Creative Critical Writing will be displayed. The themes of the Installation are ‘Who are we?’ and ‘What if…?’ […]

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Should the Holocaust be accessible to fiction? Amy T Matthews take a critical look in her new book, Navigating the Kingdom of Night.

In 2011, Amy T Matthews published End of the Night Girl, a novel which engages creatively with questions of identity politics and the ethics of fictionalising the Holocaust. Amy’s latest book, Navigating the Kingdom of Night, is a critical exegesis in which the author contextualises End of the Night Girl in terms of the critical […]

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Overland Magazine Short Story Prize

Overland, one of Australia’s long-standing literary and cultural magazines, has partnered with Victoria University for the 2013 Short Story Prize. You must be a new and emerging writer (i.e. have not yet published a book with commercial distribution) to enter. With a $6000 first prize and two runner-up prizes of $1000, the award is the […]

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Congratulations to HUMSS ‘Hearsay’ winners

The shortlist for On Dit‘s creative writing competition, Hearsay, has been announced. We are pleased to report three HUMSS students amongst the winners: First Prize Seb Tonkin (Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Laws) Second Prize Vicki Griffin (Bachelor of Media with Bachelor of Laws) Editor’s Choice Amy Maynard (Doctor of Philosophy – Media) To […]

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Aspiring poet? Enter the Bundey Prize!

Applications are now open for the Bundey Prize. Entry is open to all Undergraduate and Postgraduate students at the University of Adelaide. A prize of $200 is awarded for the best poem or group of poems. Judges are appointed from the Faculty’s Discipline of English. Entries close 28 September 2013. See our website for entry […]

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PhD Graduate, Anna Solding, writes her own success story

Rejection by traditional publishing companies did not deter Anna Solding from her goal of becoming an author – instead, she and two fellow graduates started their own publishing company. And Anna’s belief in another Adelaide alumnus, James Roberts (aka Zanesh Catkin) helped him to realise his own dreams of being a published writer when she […]

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