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Members Meet Up: Historical Fiction

In 2017, our regular Member Meet Ups go genre!

We’ve heard the calls for us to provide an opportunity for members to meet others who share their writing passions. So from memoir to speculative fiction, poetry or history, you can now come to our Member Meet Ups and meet your fellow fans, or simply come along and test out a new genre.

These events are focused on building stronger community and connections between our members, and are an open, warm and inclusive way to start networking.

More details about this specific event will be released closer to the date!

Price: General Admission A$0.00

Date: March 30, 2017

Available Spaces: 21

Member Only Event

Tracks: Adelaide

SA Writers is delighted to be partnering with Express Media to host Tracks, a travelling pop-up program for young writers that brings the best of Express Media’s workshops, masterclasses, networking opportunities and special events to communities across Australia.

If you’re aged 14 to 25 and have a love of writing and storytelling, Tracks: Adelaide is an exciting day-long event just for you. Across the day, you’ll learn from some of the best writers in South Australia, take part in a fiction masterclass or a non-fiction masterclass, find out what opportunities there are for you in Adelaide and beyond, and discover what happens when you’ve been selected for publication. You’ll also hear the work of some of South Australia’s most exciting young writers, and meet the people and organisations that make the arts and literature community thrive. The full lineup will be released soon.

Price: General Admission A$25.00

Date: April 8, 2017

How to Write ... Personality Flaws

With Stuart Baulk

In great storytelling it is often the small details that can turn characters and plots from one-dimensional to riveting and real. In this new seminar series, we invite a selection of experts to shine a light behind the scenes of their fascinating workplace, research, or specialist knowledge, for the benefit of our writers.

Cost: Full price $55 / Members $30 (Login to register with the Member Price)

Price: General Admission A$55.00

Date: April 11, 2017

Available Spaces: 35

#ADLLitDrinks

Join SA Writers staff and your South Australian writing community at our April #ADLLitDrinks event.

This is a relaxed networking opportunity for those people in (or interested in) the writing industry to leave their solo writing dens and mingle with other real life writers - in person! It’s a chance for you to share a beverage and some nibbles with other writers, new members, or the usual suspects, and chat about your current writing projects, the state of publishing, books, words, the weather ... whatever.

So whether you are a writer, publisher, illustrator, blogger, teacher/lecturer, librarian, work in the media, work in the arts or are an artist, we’d love for you to join us for these rather informal catch ups.

All welcome, RSVP essential. Happy hour specials available, nibbles provided.

Alcohol will be on sale on our #ADLLitDrinks venue.

Price: General Admission A$0.00

Date: April 20, 2017

Available Spaces: 94

TWELVE

Do you have trouble finding the time to write? Are there too many distractions around you? Do you often think to yourself, ‘if only I just had a day to write, I would get so much done?’ If so, then the TWELVE experience is for you!

Cost: Full price $90 / Members $60 (Login to register with the Member Price)

Price: General Admission A$90.00

Date: April 22, 2017

Available Spaces: 5

Member Meet Up: Speculative Fiction

In 2017, our regular Member Meet Ups have gone genre!

We’ve heard the calls for us to provide an opportunity for members to meet others who share their writing passions. So from memoir to speculative fiction, poetry or history, you can now come to our Member Meet Ups and meet your fellow fans, or simply come along to test out a new genre.

These events are focused on building stronger community and connections between our members, and are an open, warm and inclusive way to start networking.

Price: General Admission A$0.00

Date: April 27, 2017

Available Spaces: 42

Member Only Event

Autumn Inspiration: Daily Writing Prompts

Want to stay motivated and write as the days get cooler? We’ve designed the perfect inspirational program for your creative writing. Every day during May an inspiring and specifically crafted writing prompt will be delivered straight to your inbox.

Cost: $30

Price: General Admission A$30.00

Date: May 1, 2017

Available Spaces: 99

Quick and Dirty Readings: VICE

Held in a variety of locations throughout the city and beyond, our Quick & Dirty new work readings present a diverse array of South Australian voices sharing their works in progress.

In 2017 our Quick & Dirty series is focusing on the big things in life: love, food, vice and death, as we explore their boundaries and uncover our readers’ hidden secrets.

Our first event for the year, Death, was a spooky success, with an incredible line up of readers performing their work to a riveted audience as dusk fell across the graves in West Terrace Cemetery.

Our next event will feature exclusive readings by a new bunch of established and emerging writers on the theme of VICE. Don’t miss it!

NOTE FOR MEMBERS: if you’re interested in reading at our Quick & Dirty events make sure to keep your eye on our enews for call outs, or visit our website for information on how to pitch your stories. This is a curated event, but we are always looking to offer opportunities to new readers. 

Alcohol may be on sale at our Quick & Dirty venues. See event listing for updates. 

Price: General Admission A$0.00

Date: May 11, 2017

Available Spaces: 99

Member Meet Up: Memoir

In 2017, our regular Member Meet Ups have gone genre!

We’ve heard the calls for us to provide an opportunity for members to meet others who share their writing passions. So from memoir to speculative fiction, poetry or history, you can now come to our Member Meet Ups and meet your fellow fans, or simply come along to test out a new genre.

These events are focused on building stronger community and connections between our members, and are an open, warm and inclusive way to start networking.

Price: General Admission A$0.00

Date: May 25, 2017

Available Spaces: 44

Member Only Event

Digital Bootcamp with The Walkleys

Ready to shake up your storytelling skillset? Looking to learn from some brilliant journalists and writers who are using the digital space to challenge
and disrupt traditional formats?
SA Writers is again partnering with The Walkley Foundation to present a weekend for aspiring and experienced journalists and writers who want to
explore the newest tools, techniques and structures for cutting edge reporting and storytelling.

Learn from some of the most innovative storytellers from around the country and discover how they are tackling the challenges of an increasingly fast-paced online world. From translating your story into a serialised podcast, to building your online presence with social content, and using digital tools to find, verify and tell stories in new ways, get fake news ready and whip your writing into shape with the Walkleys’ Digital Boot Camp.

One day: $95 members ($160 non members)

Two days: $180 members ($260 non members) 

Prices:
  • General Admission 1 Day (A$160.00)
  • General Admission 2 Days (A$260.00)

Date: June 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 44

Future Friday: F*** Fake News

Future Fridays are the Walkley Foundation’s iconic series of talks on the state of the industry, craft and technology of journalism. Join us for a discussion on innovation featuring a selection of the best digital innovators and industry leaders. Future Fridays are the perfect way to cap off your week with some inspiration, development and professional networking. We welcome you to this ground breaking conversation where you will get practical takeaways from various facets of modern media making as well as time to network aft wards at our industry mixer.

This event is FREE if you have already booked a 2-day pass for the Digital Bootcamp. Email [email protected] to secure your place.

Price: General Admission A$15.00

Date: June 2, 2017

Available Spaces: 44

TWELVE

Do you have trouble finding the time to write? Are there too many distractions around you? Do you often think to yourself, ‘if only I just had a day to write, I would get so much done?’ If so, then the TWELVE experience is for you!

Cost: Full price $90 / Members $60 (Login to register with the Member Price)

Price: General Admission A$90.00

Date: June 18, 2017

Available Spaces: 11

CHARACTER FEST: Crafting Compelling Characters

One of the biggest challenges for writers across the board, whether crafting creative fiction or short story, is to create authentic characters. Likeable or not, unrelatable and two-dimensional characters can often ruin a great plot or idea and slow down plotting and pacing, preventing readers from investing in the story.

Compelling characters on the other hand can draw the reader in, create interest, smooth over plot defects, and keep your story moving along.

Join us as we spend a full day delving into the depths of crafting compelling characters with a series of workshops, panels and seminars with award-winning writers, psychologists, body language experts and more. Immerse yourself in the world of personality ticks and tricks,  learn how to create empathy for your characters and engage your readers, and discover how body language can be translated onto the page.

 

Cost: Full price $180 / Members $120 (Login to register with the Member Price)

Price: General Admission A$180.00

Date: June 24, 2017

Available Spaces: 20

Member Meet Up: Crime

In 2017, our regular Member Meet Ups have gone genre!

We’ve heard the calls for us to provide an opportunity for members to meet others who share their writing passions. So from memoir to speculative fiction, poetry or history, you can now come to our Member Meet Ups and meet your fellow fans, or simply come along to test out a new genre.

These events are focused on building stronger community and connections between our members, and are an open, warm and inclusive way to start networking.

Price: General Admission A$0.00

Date: June 29, 2017

Available Spaces: 43

Member Only Event