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Book Launch and Morning Tea with Natasha Lester (Cancelled)

2 April @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Enjoy morning tea with Natasha Lester followed by in conversation with Meri Fatin for the official launch of her new book The Paris Secret, followed by Q&A from the audience, book sales and book signing.

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Scribes of North Midlands Act-Belong-Commit Writers Group (in recess)

2 April @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 19 March 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on 2 April 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on 16 April 2020 at 6:30 pm

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Scribes of North Midlands is a writing group that meets at The Exchange in Macpherson Street, Carnamah fortnightly. All welcome.

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Creative Writing Classes with A.R. Levett (in recess)

3 April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 3 April 2020

Write that novel you always wanted to. Have you always wanted to write a novel but struggled to represent what you see in your mind on the page? This 38-week …

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Newcastle Writers Festival: Online

4 April - 5 April

Newcastle Writers Festival will be the first major literary festival to turn to online program delivery since the COVID-19 crisis started to take hold in Australia. Festival director Rosemarie Milsom …

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Delving Deep Into Character: Writing Workshop with Annabel Smith (cancelled)

4 April @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This hands-on interactive workshop will equip participants with the tools for creating more complex, relatable and interesting characters.

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Between the Lines Literature Festival Community Day (Cancelled)

4 April @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm ,

Between the Lines is an annual festival that celebrates literature. For the first time, there will be a Community Day families to also experience the magic of stories.

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Young Writers Short Course for Ages 10 to 14 (now online)

4 April @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 4 April 2020

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Intuition Education’s Young Writers’ Short Course offers young writers an opportunity to develop their story writing skills with resident published writer Michael Buckingham Gray.

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Australian Storytellers Festival (Postponed)

5 April @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

The Literature Centre has planned another literary celebration with a fabulous line-up of talented Australian authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult literature

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Words on the Weekend: Donald Macrae Gordon ‘From Technocrat to Leader’ (Cancelled)

5 April @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

If you are to succeed as a leader, people need to trust you. Drawing from his extensive experience and from historical examples, Donald Macrae Gordon’s book teaches us what it takes to lead well.

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Wild Lives Breakfast With Sabrina Hahn (cancelled)

7 April @ 6:45 am - 8:45 am

Join Sabrina Hahn for an informative breakfast as she discusses how to create a wildlife friendly garden in today’s climate.

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Latest Notices

Australia Council $5m Resilience Fund

The Australia Council has announced a Resilience Fund of approximately $5M for artists and arts organisations to support their livelihoods, practice and operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 Resilience Fund includes three …

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Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund

The State Government and Lotterywest have announced significant changes to Lotterywest’s grants program, to support organisations dealing with the community impacts of COVID-19. The re-prioritised grant funding of approximately $159 …

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YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Support for writers and practitioners during Covid-19

LAST UPDATED 1 APRIL Practitioners in our sector will be requiring specific information and resources to help navigate the financial challenges arising as a result of Covid-19.  We are currently …

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Stuart Haddow Short Story Prize 2020

The Stuart Hadow Prize is an annual short story competition run by FAWWA in honour of WA writers Lyndall Hadow and Donald Stuart. This year’s contest is an open theme, …

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UWRF Seeks International Program Consultant

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The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, which brings together writers, artists and activists from across Indonesia and the world, is seeking an International Program Consultant. The International Program Consultant reports …

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Flash Fiction Challenge

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The Writers Victoria Flash Fiction challenge is back. Every day for thirty days, starting 1 April, Writers Victoria will be posting a prompt on their Twitter for you to write …

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Blake Poetry Prize 2020

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The Blake Poetry Prize challenges Australian poets to explore the spiritual and religious in a new work of 100 lines or less. The entries are not restricted to works related …

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2020 National Young Writers’ Festival: Artist Call Out

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The National Young Writers’ Festival is looking for young writers or artists who are interested in becoming part of the NYWF 2020 family. Whether you’re a journalist, novelist, poet, podcaster, …

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2020 CBCA Shortlist

The CBCA shortlist has been announced. Congratulations to Western Australian creators who were included on the shortlist: Meg McKinlay was shortlisted for Catch a Falling Star in the Younger Readers …

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The Stringybark Stories Tales with a Twist Short Story Award 2020

Submit a short story with a twist at the end of the tale. Word limit: up to 1,500 words. Entry fees: $14 for one story, $26 for two stories, $36 …

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ILF Great Story Swap

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Each year, the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) runs the Great Book Swap, where books are exchanged for a gold coin donation. This is due to held later this year from …

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