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Community Lab: Novelists

2 October @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm ,

A supportive community of writers can help you get that novel out of your mind and onto the page. These sessions are an unstructured, group directed opportunity to meet motivated authors working on making their novels a reality. 

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Mental Health for Young Adults @ SJ Library, Byford

4 October @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

This October, for Mental Health Month, Rebecca is volunteering her time to deliver over a dozen talks on Mental Health for Young Adults in libraries in Western Australia.

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Indian Ocean Write Night

4 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Indian Ocean Writers group for a writing and workshopping session.

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Meet the Author – Joanna Morrison

4 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

New local author Joanna Morrison will launch her first novel, The Ghost of Gracie Flynn, about three university friends divided by a tragic death and the memories that still haunt them eighteen years later.

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Wednesday Writing Classes in the City – Flash Fiction/Micro Fiction

5 October @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Join Asha Rajan to explore what makes tiny stories successful.

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Teachers’ Workshop with Josephine Taylor

5 October @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Centre for Stories is pleased to present its popular Teachers’ Workshops. This session is facilitated by Josephine Taylor.

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School Holiday Haiku Poetry Writing Workshop

5 October @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm , ,

Run by a published poet, Michael Buckingham Gray, participants of this workshop will learn how to think creatively about their surroundings and how best to present words on a page for effect.

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Book launch: Acanthus by Claire Potter

5 October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm ,

Join WA poet Claire Potter in conversation with Professor Daniel Brown on her new collection, Acanthus.

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POP-UP Storybook STEM workshop at My Little Bookshop

6 October @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am ,

Take part in a POP-UP Storybook STEM workshop at My Little Bookshop, where students will be read a Pig the Rebel by Aaron Blabey from the fantastic Pig the Pug series and then complete a technology challenge based on the story.

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POP-UP Storybook STEM workshop at My Little Bookshop

6 October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm ,

Take part in a POP-UP Storybook STEM workshop at My Little Bookshop, where students will be read a Pig the Rebel by Aaron Blabey from the fantastic Pig the Pug series and then complete a technology challenge based on the story.

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Latest Notices

As one festival ends, another launches

It’s festival season here at Writing WA. The Quantum Words Perth 2022 Festival ended last Sunday after three extraordinary days of meaningful connections and thought-provoking conversations. A few visual snippets …

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The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2023

Submit unpublished short fiction that is between 2,000 and 5,000 words. Open to any citizen of a Commonwealth country who is aged 18 and over. Free to enter. Prizes: Regional …

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2023

Entries are now open for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, which are held annually. Entries are sought for the following awards: Christina Stead Prize for Fiction Douglas Stewart Prize for …

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2022 Judith Wright Poetry Prize

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Submit poems up to 80 lines. The award is open to Australian and New Zealand poets who have had no more than one solo collection of their work commercially published: …

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2022 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize

Submit a short story up to 3000 words in length. Entry fee: $12 for subscribers of Overland and $20 for non-subscribers. Prizes: the winning story will receive a $5000 first prize …

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2023 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship

The Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship awards one writer up to $20,00 for travel and research to further a writing proposal or work in progress. The focus is on biography, but …

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The Letter Review Prize for Poetry

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Submit poems of not more than 70 lines. No subject or style restrictions. Open to writers from anywhere in the world who are over 14. Entry fees: To enter costs …

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The Letter Review Prize for Short Stories

Submit tales between 400 and 3,000 words. There are no theme or genre restrictions: all stories welcome. Entry fees: $20 USD to enter one story, $35 USD to enter two, …

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The Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award (the Rosie)

The Rosanne Fitzgibbon Editorial Award (the Rosie) recognises excellence in editing, as demonstrated in one published work, with testimony from the work’s author, publisher and editor. Nominations for the award …

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Digital Fellowship Program

This fellowship program brings practitioners based in Australia and New Zealand together to co-develop their digital practice and set directions for the future of the arts in our region. The …

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Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation: Imagine a Story on Audiobook

The Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation (ACLF) currently has a special collection of free audiobooks in partnership with Bolinda BorrowBox. Each month, a new title will be available. You can listen …

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A partner event with Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Bali

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Perth, 21-23 October

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