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Write Now! The next chapter of the Salisbury Writers' Festival.


Hosted by the City of Salisbury the festival aims to support local emerging writers and readers.

Write Now! offers individual workshops on character development and coding for kids.

Bookings are essential due to limited places. View the program and book here.

Adelaide Writer's Festival Live Streaming

Join us for Writer's Week from 6 to 9 March at the Salisbury Community Hub as we LIVE STREAM author talks across the week.

Adelaide Writers’ Week is Australia’s largest free literary festival, offering both writers and readers a unique opportunity to spend time sharing ideas and literary explorations. Each carefully selected program brings the world's most celebrated established and emerging writers together for a week that delights, surprises and enlightens audiences.


◾ Monday 6 March - 1.15pm 𝙈𝙚𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙝𝙚𝙣𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙅𝙤𝙨𝙝 𝘾𝙤𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙅𝙤𝙨𝙝𝙪𝙖 𝘾𝙤𝙝𝙚𝙣

◾ Monday 6 March - 2.30pm 𝘼𝙣 𝘼𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙖𝙣 𝙋𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙄𝙘𝙤𝙣 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙃𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙈𝙘𝙋𝙝𝙚𝙚

◾ Monday 6 March - 3.45pm 𝙒𝙝𝙮 𝘽𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙋𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙨 𝙈𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙇𝙖𝙪𝙧𝙖 𝙏𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙅𝙤𝙝𝙣 𝙒𝙖𝙧𝙝𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙩

◾ Tuesday 7 March - 10.45am 𝙋𝙤𝙚𝙩𝙧𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙜𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝘼𝙗𝙨𝙤𝙡𝙪𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙎𝙞𝙢𝙤𝙣 𝘼𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙖𝙜𝙚

◾ Tuesday 7 March - 12pm 𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝘾𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙤𝙣 𝙁𝙤𝙙𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙋𝙖𝙪𝙡 𝘽𝙮𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙨

◾ Tuesday 7 March - 1.15pm 𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙪𝙡𝙨𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙮 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙇𝙤𝙪𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙆𝙚𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙙𝙮

◾ Wednesday 8 March - 9.30am “𝙔𝙚𝙨, 𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙣 𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙖𝙮?“ 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙅𝙤𝙝𝙣 𝘽𝙖𝙣𝙫𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚

◾ Wednesday 8 March - 10.45am 𝙎𝙡𝙤𝙖𝙣𝙚 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙮: 𝙄𝙣 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙎𝙡𝙤𝙖𝙣𝙚 𝘾𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙡𝙚𝙮

◾ Wednesday 8 March - 12pm 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙡𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙋𝙪𝙗𝙡𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙈𝙞𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙚𝙡 𝘽𝙧𝙖𝙙𝙡𝙚𝙮, 𝘼𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙚 𝙁𝙚𝙧𝙜𝙪𝙨𝙤𝙣, 𝙎𝙖𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙝𝙖 𝙈𝙖𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙇𝙤𝙪𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙈𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙖𝙣

◾ Thursday 9 March - 1.15pm 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘼𝙪𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙚 𝙌𝙪𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙉𝙤𝙞𝙧 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙅𝙖𝙣𝙚 𝙃𝙖𝙧𝙥𝙚𝙧

◾ Thursday 9 March - 2.30pm 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝘾𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙠 𝙞𝙨 𝙏𝙞𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙍𝙤𝙨𝙨 𝙂𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙪𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙎𝙞𝙢𝙤𝙣 𝙃𝙤𝙡𝙢𝙚𝙨 à 𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙩

◾ Thursday 9 March - 3.45pm 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙇𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙏𝙖𝙣 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙋𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙁𝙞𝙩𝙯𝙎𝙞𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙨

All other sessions will be available to watch during opening hours in the John Harvey Community Hall at the Salisbury Community Hub.

Writing competition

Participate in our writing competition for local City of Salisbury schools!

The Salisbury Library Service will be conducting a children’s writing completion, themed Celebrating Salisbury!

Get your students writing and being creative in this year’s story competition!


Class submissions (two pages)

  • Junior Primary – Reception to Year 1 (picture story format)

Individual submissions (1,000 words)

  • Lower Primary Year 2 to Year 4 (short story)
  • Middle to Upper Primary Year 5 to Year 6 (short story)
  • Lower Secondary Year 7 – Year 10 (short story)

Conditions of entry

  • Entries are open to those who live or study within the City of Salisbury
  • Limit of 1,000 words short story or two pages picture story
  • Limit of one entry per person/class

Entries are to be submitted in either Microsoft Word or PDF format and must include:

  • Name
  • Age
  • School
  • Year level
  • Contact details: phone and email; parent or teacher (if class submission)

Entries will be assessed on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Spelling/grammar
  • Editing skills


Short listed by library branch and programs staff and winners in each category judged by Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM.

Important dates

Entries open: 9am Monday 9 January 2023

Entries close: 5pm Friday 24 February 2023

Winners announced: Saturday 4 March 2023

Hard copy entries can be submitted at any of our five library branches and electronic entries can be submitted to

Please see the Terms and Conditions here.