• Entry type: Organisation
  • Entry ID: AWE1077

Society of Women Writers South Australia Inc.

(From 1976 – )
  • Occupation Arts organisation


In the early 1970s Elizabeth Furner founded the Brighton Writers’ Workshop from which the Society of Women Writers (Australia), South Australian Branch was formed in 1976. It promotes interest and skills in writing for women by regular meetings and workshops. It became an independent incorporated body, the Society of Women Writers South Australia Inc., when the national society was disbanded in 2000. The Society’s main aim is to draw together women writers to support each other in their writing endeavours, and various seminars, workshops and other activities are organised towards this end.

Published resources

Archival resources

  • State Library of South Australia
    • Interview with Elizabeth Furner [sound recording] Interviewer: June Donovan
    • Society of Women Writers S.A. : SUMMARY RECORD
  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Records of the Society of Women Writers (Australia), 1925-1998, (bulk 1970-1998) [manuscript]

Related entries

  • Founded
    • Furner, Elizabeth (1916 - 2004)
  • Foundation Member
    • Furner, Elizabeth (1916 - 2004)
  • Affiliated
    • Society of Women Writers (Australia) (1980 - 2000)