We're excited to introduce you to the new Writing WA mark which you will start to see rolled out in various contexts over the next few months. Created for us by the talented team at Block Branding, we think it perfectly captures and reflects our role in the sector:
working between the lines and behind the scenes to grow a State of opportunity for writers and books in Western Australia – not only for the development of writing practitioners themselves, but for the immense social value that great writing brings to communities and individuals.
Podcasts for you
We’re excited to be able to share three podcasts from the 2018 WA Writing and Publishing Sector Forum. These sessions were all hugely popular with our live audiences and are rich with information for writers and other sector practitioners.
Measuring Social Impact with June Moorhouse, Nin Kirkham and Kate Noske.
Podcasting - the Next Big Thing? with Claire Miller, Sarah Tout and Meri Fatin.
The Art of Live with Laurie Steed, Jan Nicholls and Meri Fatin.
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Would you like to host Writers on the Road in 2019?
If you would like Writers on the Road to visit your community in 2019 then please contact us at writingWA.
Sharon Flindell, CEO, T: 9228 9908
Congratulations to WA authors shortlisted for the longlisted for the 2019 ABIAs:
Book of the Year of Older Children:
- Catching Teller Crow by Ambelin Kwaymullina & Ezekiel Kwaymullina
- Hive by A. J. Betts
General Fiction category:
- The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan
This book has also been longlisted for the The Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year.
- The Children’s House by Alice Nelson
- The Shepherd’s Hut by Tim Winton
Small Publishers’ Children’s Book of the Year:
- Alfred’s War by Rachel Bin Salleh & Samantha Fry
- Black Cockatoo by Carl Merrison & Hakea Hustler
A shortlist will be released on Thursday April 11, with the winners announced at the publishing industry’s night of nights on Thursday 2 May.