Friends reading together

As writers, we like to find our little corner, whether that’s somewhere in nature, or our kitchen table, and sit and think and sit some more and maybe write something down and not be disturbed. Most definitely though, we DO NOT want to be asked, ‘So what did you write today?’ Because there’s nothing more…

The Peter Carey Short Story Award is back for 2018, opening for entries on February 1st and closing at 6pm March 26th. Organised by the Moorabool Shire Council, the award is for stories between 2000 – 3000 words, and is open to all Australian residents. Longlisted entries will be judged by Jane Rawson, author of…

Jeanette Grant-Thomson‘s short story My Friend Peter won a runner-up prize for Stories of Life and is published in Three Dummies and a Dinghy by Morningstar Publishing.

If you’re a writer who struggles with matters related to confidence, you’re not alone. Many emerging writers are hard-pressed to believe in the value of their creative work. They often question the power of their words, the resonance of their ideas, even their worthiness to write. A woman in one of my workshops once said…

Caylie Jeffery was on ABC’s Conversations talking about her project, Under the Lino. 

Join Andrew McNamara for the launch of Surpassing Modernity: Ambivalence in Art, Politics and Society. Where: Avid Reader Bookshop When: Wednesday 27 February, 6:00 pm Cost: Free More information

Birds flying at sunset

There is something very very terrifying about submitting your writing, whether it’s your first time, fifth time, or you’ve been published multiple times over the decades. It’s terrifying because being rejected or being told that that chapter you loved needs to be revised never goes down easy… no matter how many successes you’ve had. So…

The Ruin was one of Riverbend’s best selling Crime novels of 2018, so we are extremely excited to have author Dervla McTiernan here to talk to us about her new crime thriller featuring DS Cormac Reilly. Where: Riverbend Books When: Monday 25 February, 6:30 pm Cost: $8 More information

Fiona Robertson was shortlisted for the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018 (and was published in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2019).

Bernadette Rowley‘s novel Elf Princess Warrior was released on the 14th of January.

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