Diary of a Creative Producer

28. 06. 2019

Writing (of/in) Place

The collective marketing might of Carclew, Country Arts SA and ATYP have been working really hard to spread the word about applications to attend Writing Place. The Carclew team have popped up a couple of little videos of me talking about some behind the scenes of what it’s all about, which you can find it here. If you are a young regional writer or you know one, check out all the info about what to expect and how to apply here. DO IT.

In the meantime while we wait for applications to roll in I thought I’d talk a little about the name of the project and what it means to me. We started out referring to this project as the Regional National Studio – which is a functional enough description of what it is: a regional version of ATYP’s National Studio. But it’s not terribly exciting or evocative and I love a name that says something about the ‘why’ of a project. So Writing Place.

Writing Place is a place to write, nine days to learn, dream, think, connect and ultimately write.

Writing Place references the act of writing place, writing from and about an experience of place, in this case the experience of being regional.

I can’t wait to meet and join the writers and mentors at Point Lowly to begin Writing (in/of) Place this September.

Alysha Herrmann

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Beginning with consultation and building connections in 2017 - 2018, and then developing & delivering a creative program of projects, events, activites, initatives and mentoring 2018-2020


Creative outcomes by and with young people (aged 12-26)


Carclew & Country Arts SA with an invitation to other stakeholders and partners to come and play


Regional, rural & remote South Australia

The Creative Producer Regional Youth is a statewide role co-funded and managed by Carclew and Country Arts SA. The role of the Creative Producer Regional Youth is to nurture and support young people (aged 12-26) living in regional South Australia to explore and express their creative aspirations. Young people themselves know what they want to do and how they want to do it. The Creative Producer’s role is to be a listener, cheer squad, connector, collaborator, facilitator, champion and ally. Alysha Herrmann was appointed to the role of Creative Producer in late 2017, she is based from the Riverland region of South Australia. Alysha is an award winning writer, theatre-maker and community organiser in her own right.

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