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Entries open for AWG Emerging Writers' Awards

The 2024 Emerging Writers' Awards (previously the Monte Miller Awards) are officially open for entries! Dedicated to uncovering the hottest new scripts and writing talent across Australia, these awards are a purpose-built and industry-recognised opportunity for AWG Associate and Student members to have their work showcased directly to industry decision-makers.

Five minutes with... screenwriter and author Maria Lewis

Maria Lewis is a best-selling author, screenwriter, film curator and pop culture etymologist currently based in Australia. Over the past 17 years of her career, she has built an international reputation as a storyteller across a diverse range of mediums. In 2022, her podcast 'The Phantom Never Dies' won the AWGIE Award for Best Audio – Non-fiction.

Meet your winners of the 56th Annual AWGIE Awards

Palawa playwright Dylan Van Den Berg has swept the Australian Writers’ Guild’s annual AWGIE Awards, taking home three prizes including the prestigious David Williamson Prize for Excellence in Writing for Australian Theatre for  Whitefella Yella Tree.

Your guide to the 56th Annual AWGIE Awards

The Australian Writers’ Guild is excited to welcome our nominees, members and guests to celebrate the 56th Annual AWGIE Awards this Thursday 15 February 2024.

David Williamson Prize-supported play Big Yikes! opens next month

The Australian Writers’ Guild is delighted that Playlab Theatre’s latest mainstage production, Big Yikes! will open next month on 13 March at the Brisbane Powerhouse.