Litbits March 10 2018
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Litbits March 10 2018

ACU poetry prize

The 2018 Australian Catholic University Prize for Poetry is now open for entries with the theme "Empathy." First prize is $10,000, with $5000 for the second prize and $3000 for the third prize. Entries close at 5pm on July 20, 2018. See acu.edu.au/literature-prize.

Clementine Ford.

Clementine Ford.

Photo: Melanie Faith Dove

What's on

March 10: Structuring Your Story, a writing workshop run by Canberra Region Fellowship of Australian Writers, is on at 10am at the Town Centre Vikings Club, cnr Athlon Drive and Rowland Rees Crescent, Greenway. Free for FAW members, banknote donation for non-members. More information: Pamela Waugh on 0417 692 018..

March 12: Canberra author L.J.M. Owen launches her new book Egyptian Enigma with a screening of the 1932 classic The Mummy at the National Film and Sound Archive at 6pm. $25 includes a copy of the book. Bookings: nfsa.gov.au/events/mummy-presented-dr-ljm-owen.

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March 12: At The Street Theatre at 4.30pm, writer Clementine Ford will discuss what next for #MeToo with facilitator Nikki Anderson followed by an audience Q&A as part of Festival Muse. $30. thestreet.org.au.

March 12: That Poetry Thing : Abhishek Gupta (Canberra) and Jane Liddell-King (Britain) combine for a night of poetic surprises. Art by Nancy Tingey. Includes open mic. $5 on the door. Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Civic, 7pm to 9pm

Wednesday, March 14: At 6pm in the China in the World auditorium, Fellows Lane ANU at a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event, Craig Emerson will be in conversation with Andrew Leigh on Emerson's new book The Boy from Baradine, following his journey to the corridors of Canberra. Book signings before and after the event. Bookings: anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144

March 14: Poetry at the House at ANU's University House at 7.30pm features Jane Liddell-King (Britain) and Lachlan Brown (Wagga Wagga, NSW). $10 waged, $5 unwaged, collected just before the reading starts. Bookings: gpage40@bigpond.net.au.

March 19: Not Very Quiet Journal Presents : Issue 2 Launch. Guest editor Anita Patel launches the latest issue of this new online journal for women's poetry. Plus readings from invited contributors. Free entry. Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Civic, 7pm to 9pm

March 20: At 6pm at Paperchain Manuka, join Sulari Gentill, author of the Rowland Sinclair series, and L.J.M. Owen, author of the Dr Pimms, Intermillennial Sleuth series, for a discussion of the graver side of historical mystery fiction. Q&A session and signing to follow. RSVP: info@paperchainbookstore.com.au

March 26: That Poetry Thing : Martin Dolan and Kerrie Nelson. Two poets with books out this year from Recent Work Press will share their new work. Includes open mic. $5 on the door. Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Civic, 7pm to 9pm

March 27: At 6pm in the China in the World auditorium, Fellows Lane ANU. in a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event, author and historian Mark McKenna will be talking about his new Quarterly Essay, Truth Telling and Australia's Future. Bookings: anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144

April 4: At 6pm in the Molonglo Theatre, Level 2, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing,ANU in a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event in association with the National Security College ANU, Clive Hamilton will be in conversation with Rory Medcalf on Hamilton's new book Silent Invasion. China's Influence in Australia. Bookings at anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144.

Ron Cerabona

Ron Cerabona is an arts reporter for The Canberra Times.

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