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Salisbury Writers' Festival

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Hosted by the City of Salisbury in partnership with Writers SA, the Salisbury Writers’ Festival supports local writers with a range of creative or business writing streams.

The Salisbury Writers' Festival 2019 will run from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 August.

2019 Program

Short Story Competition

The Salisbury Writers' Festival and Book Week 2019 Short Story Competition is now open for entries and will close on Friday 26 July 2019. More information here: short story competition.

Photo Gallery

The Salisbury Writers' Festival 2018 was held on 24-26 August, with the festival selling out! Browse photos from the SWF 2018 Opening Night here: photo gallery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to register for sessions?

A: Participants must register for sessions and payment must be made prior to attending. Registration is essential for all sessions as places are limited.

Q: Are there concession rates?

A: Concessions are available for Health Care Card holders and students who present a valid ID.

Q: Can I record sessions or take images during sessions?

A: No cameras, video recorders or tape recorders will be permitted into sessions.

Q: Can I get a refund if I change my mind?

A: There are no refunds unless an event is cancelled or there are exceptional reasons. All requests for refunds have to be submitted in writing to

Any further questions can be directed to