April 14: Critiquette, a workshop on the gentle art of critiquing, will be conducted by Pamela Waugh for Canberra Region Fellowship of Australian Writers at 10am at Town Centre Vikings Club, Tuggeranong. Canberra Region members free, others banknote donation. Contact Pamela on 0417 692 018.
April 15: Kerry Sackville will discuss her book Out There: A survival guide for dating in midlife with Amanda Whitley at Muse at 3pm. $12 includes a drink. musecanberra.com.au.
April 16: Not Very Quiet Journal Presents: Women's Voices for Refugees - Poetry Fund Raiser for Canberra Refugee Support. Bring poems to share on exile, expatriation, border crossings, transposition & assimilation. $5 entry, Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga St Canberra City, 7-9pm
April 18: Holly Ringland will discuss her novel The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart with Robyn Cadwallader, author of The Anchoress at Muse at 5.30pm. $12 includes a drink. musecanberra.com.au.
April 18: Poet Keith Harrison's 10th collection Love, Variously will have its Australian launch at The Gathering Place, 4 Bancroft Street, Dickson at 7.30pm. Refreshments provided.
April 19: At Paperchain Manuka at 6pm, Glenda Guest will discuss and sign copies of her new book A Week in the Life of Cassandra Aberline. RSVP email@example.com.
April 20: From April 20 to 22 at East Hotel, a writers' festival for writers to use flash fiction (short stories under 500 words) to develop their skills will be held with local and interstate writers presenting. See: aussiewriters.com.au/canberra-flash-fiction-weekend/.
April 23: That Poetry Thing: Paul Cliff and Moya Pacey. Two respected Canberra poets share work from their recent and upcoming collections. $5 on the door, includes open mic. Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Civic, 7-9pm
April 26: Canberra author Leife Shallcross's first novel, The Beast's Heart, will be launched at Harry Hartog Woden at 6 for 6.30pm. Phone 6232 5832.
April 26: At 6pm in the China in the World auditorium, Fellows Lane, ANU, in a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event Robyn Cadwallader will be in conversation with HarperCollins head of fiction publishing Catherine Milne, on Cadwallader's new novel, Book of Colours. Bookings at anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144.
April 26: At 7pm, in Manning Clark House poetry, Melinda Bobis and Victoria McGrath will be supported by first-time readers Bernard Hardy and Mark Blumer. 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest. $10 entry, nibbles and wine included.
April 28: Jeff Apter, author of High Voltage: the life of Angus Young, will discuss the process of researching and publishing the book at Woden Library at 1.30pm. Free. Bookings required: eventbrite.com.au/e/author-talk-jeff-apter-high-voltage-the-life-of-angus-young-ages-12-woden-library-tickets-42970024500?aff=ebapi.
April 30: That Poetry Thing: Local and BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! convenor Andrew Galan combines with Thirroul's Gabrielle Journey Jones for an evening of slam-influenced poetry and performance. $5 on the door, includes open mic. Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Civic, 7-9pm
May 1: At 6pm in the China in the World auditorium, Fellows Lane, ANU, in a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event, Hugh Mackay will be speaking about his new book, Australia Reimagined: towards a More Compassionate, less Anxious Society. Bookings at anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144
May 6: In the National Library of Australia foyer at 2pm Maura Pierlot's picture book The Trouble in Tune Town will be launched with an author reading, signings, music and children's activities. Free admission. nla.gov.au/bookings.
May 9: Julie Long presents Engaging with children through picture books: a session for educators, parents and grandparents at ALIA House, 9-11 Napier Close, Deakin from 4.30 to 6.30pm. Cost $35 full, $20 concession. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org by May 4.
May 9: At 6.15 for 7pm, at University House, ANU, an Eat, Drink and Be Literary dinner in the ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author series. Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan will be in conversation with Sarah Kanowski. $75 for two-course meal, wine, tea and coffee. Bookings at anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144
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