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Australian Short Story Festival 2019

18 October - 20 October

Founded by Anna Solding of MidnightSun Publishing and Caroline Wood of Margaret River Press, the Festival connects audiences with short story writers, storytellers, publishers, and editors of literary magazines. It …

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Writing in Regions – Spring Workshops

18 October @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on 12 September 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 22 September 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 18 October 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 22 October 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 14 October 2019 at 10:00 am

Six-time novelist and best-selling Amazon author Karina McRoberts will be holding low-cost workshops in regional areas to help anyone wishing to write and publish, in print or online.

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In Conversation with Tracy Farr and Annabel Smith

18 October @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come along and hear Tracy’s thoughts on having her novels adapted for stage and radio.

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Life Writing with Rosemary Stevens

19 October @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 2 November 2019

This 7-week course offers an intimate, safe and relaxed environment in which to begin, or reinvigorate, your life story.

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Workshop: Speedy, Simple and Low Cost Self-Publishing

19 October @ 10:15 am - 5:15 pm

Helen Iles, Author, Publisher and Editor is conducting this workshop which includes book design; working with templates and style sheets; front matter; graphics; cover design and cover images; uploading to …

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Free Public Play Reading: Kind Regards by Michelle Aitken

19 October @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Register your place at a free public play reading for Kind Regards by Michelle Aitken, a questionably autobiographical play about family, peace offerings and unrequited emails.

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Perth Poetry Club: October 2019

19 October @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 26 October 2019


Perth Poetry Club meets each Saturday afternoon at the Moon Cafe in Northbridge.

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Launch of Paper Bird Classics & Sparks

21 October @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Needing direction for your child or students reading? Paper Bird Classics & Sparks are core lists of children’s literature, packaged in neat dozens, tailored to each year group (K-6) and designed for classrooms and home libraries

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A Stolen Life : The Bruce Trevorrow Case

21 October @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr Antonio Buti explains how he came to tell the story of Bruce Trevorrow, the man at the centre of his new book, A Stolen Life.

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A Day of Literary Feasting

22 October ,

A Day of Literary Feasting offers a series of mouth-watering sessions for book lovers, aspiring writers and anyone seeking inspiration from authors and the written word. This one-day event on …

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Latest Notices

Words on Water program announced

For the first time in Western Australia, Teamwork Arts, producers of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, bring to Mandurah Performing Arts Centre a transnational celebration of cultural connections and new …

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Baba Brinkman’s audiences speak

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Quantum Words Perth – a Festival dedicated to science, creativity and wonder

Quantum Words Perth is Western Australia’s first writers festival dedicated specifically to writing about science, creativity and the spaces in which they intersect. The Festival, to be held at the …

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Brevity Special Issue, September 2020: Experiences of Disability

Brevity publishes flash nonfiction: crisp, concise essays of 750 words or fewer. The editors are currently reading for Brevity‘s Special Issue “Experiences of Disability.” Submit brief nonfiction (750 words or fewer) …

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Denmark Festival of Voice: Call for Performers and Presenters

The Denmark Festival of Voice is currently seeking applications to perform and/or present at the 2020 Denmark Festival of Voice. The Denmark Festival of Voice is an intimate festival held …

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Varuna Publisher Introduction Fellowships

Would you like the opportunity to have your work read by one of Australia’s leading publishers, with a view to possible publication? Varuna’s Publisher Introduction Program (PIP) offers just that, …

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The Hill End Artists in Residence Program

Visual artists, writers/curators, musicians, new media/film/video artists are all encouraged to apply for residencies at Hill End. Successful applicants spend 4 weeks living and working in either Haefligers Cottage or Murrays Cottage at …

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The W B Yeats Poetry Prize for Australia


The Annual W B Yeats Poetry Prize is open to residents of Australia for previously unpublished poems up to 50 lines. Entry fees: $10 for first poem, $4 for subsequent …

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Unnatural Order Anthology Submissions

Too often fiction portrays the non-human as Other; as a threat to be destroyed, to be conquered… or to be “saved”, assimilated back into the teeming throngs of humanity. Not …

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2019 Voss Prize Longlist

The 2019 Voss Literary Prize longlist has been announced, with Tim Winton’s The Shepherd’s Hut, published by Viking, on the list. Other longlisted titles include: Flames by Robbie Arnott (Text) …

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Maurice Saxby Creative Development Program


The Children’s Book Council of Australia (Vic Branch) Inc. is offering emerging children’s and Young Adult writers and/or illustrators a two-week mentorship in Melbourne from 17 August to 2 September …

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Australia Council’s 2020 International Residencies Program

Applications are now open for the Australia Council’s international residencies program. These international residencies provide an opportunity for artists to immerse themselves in a new arts context, market, community and …

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A Literary Cruise with William Dalrymple

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