AAWP 2020 : Rising Tides

Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, 16 - 18 November 2020

At this 25th anniversary AAWP conference we ask, what does 20/20 vision bring us as we face the rising tides of the future? What must writers write for now? Where should research be directed? How might publishing adapt? How can teaching prepare the writers of the future? What do the coming changes mean for traditional genres and emergent technologies? Will writing itself sink or swim?

It is now a quarter of a century since the first AAWP conference. A milestone in the history of creative writing in Australia. The 2020 conference will be held online and at the Gold Coast campus of Griffith University, a place known as much for its real estate expansionism, as for its tidal settings. Thankfully, the Gold Coast campus of Griffith University is well above sea level.

NOTE: Although travel plans are interrupted due to Covid-19 concerns, we are planning for the conference to go ahead in November both online and in person.


To select options and purchase registration


For those attending the conference in person, Mantra@Sharks is the recommended hotel. It is offering a 15% discount to conference participants. With cafes, bars and restaurants, it’s a 10 min walk to a supermarket and the tram line. The tram line links Griffith University (GC) with the beachside Mantra hotels and Helensvale Station.

The closest airport to Griffith University (GC) is Coolangatta, serviced by a bus which connects with the tram. The tram also links directly with Brisbane airports and city via train. Transport information is available via Translink: https://translink.com.au/

For individual bookings:

Choose your hotel of choice from (map below for reference)

  • Mantra at Sharks – 15% off Mantra Daily Rate
  • Mantra at View Surfers Paradise - 10% off Mantra Daily Rate
  • Mantra On the Park Broadbeach - 10% off Mantra Daily Rate
  • Use promotional code - AAWP2020 - to obtain discount between Sunday 15th November 2020 - Thursday 19th of November 2020.

Call for papers

Proposals for abstracts and presentations have now closed.  The original call for papers can be found on the AAWP website


Dr Stephanie Green | Dr Sally Breen | Professor Nigel Krauth

The conference organisers can be contacted via: aawp@griffith.edu.au

AAWP Conference 2020, Gold Coast