StoryFest has launched its inaugural 2019 festival with workshops, a family program and other events. It's on from June 21-23 in the Milton Mollymook Ulladulla region.
Tickets and more information: storyfest.org.au.
Entries are now open for the 2019 Australian Catholic University (ACU) Prize for Poetry, with a $10,000 first prize. The theme is Solace. Entries close on July 8 and winners will be announced in September.
The Next Chapter
Applications for The Wheeler Centre's national writers' scheme, The Next Chapter, are open. Ten writers will each receive $15,000, mentoring, and a four-day residency in Katoomba. Entries close at 5pm on July 12. Send a 10,000-word writing sample, a 300-word personal statement and a one-page letter of support from someone who can vouch for your commitment to writing.
June 17: Not Very Quiet Presents: Poetry. Science. Women - Celebrating the Amazing. Hear poetry celebrating the intersection of women, science and poetry read by local scientists, hosted by Jen Webb. Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Civic, 7-9pm. Entry $10 waged/ $5 unwaged, no open mic.
June 20: Harry Hartog Woden is holding a night of fantasy bingo at 6pm marking release of Lisa Cassidy's A Tale of Stars & Shadow. $5 entry goes to One Girl, a charity empowering girls through education. RSVP: eventbrite.com.
June 20: At Paperchain Manuka at 6.30pm, Lynette Noni will speak about and sign copies of her young adult fantasy novels The Medoran Chronicles and Whisper. RSVP: email@example.com or phone 6295 6723.
June 21: At Paperchain Manuka at 6pm, the winner of the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize, Kathryn Hind, pictured above, will speak about her debut novel Hitch. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6295 6723.
June 22: At Paperchain Manuka at 3pm, Maura Pierlot will speak about her children's picture book The Trouble in Tune Town. RSVP: email@example.com or phone 6295 6723
June 23: Australian author Robyn Cadwallader will speak on her 2016 historical novel The Anchoress at The Lovat Chapel, Meehan St, Yass, at 2 for 2.30pm. Free.
June 24: Anita Patel will present her collection A Common Garment (Recent Work Press). Lizz Murphy from Binalong will also read. Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Civic, 7-9pm. Free. Short open mic.
June 25: At 6pm in China in the World auditorium, in a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event, Essential Media executive director Peter Lewis will be in conversation with Andrew Leigh on Peter's new book, Webtopia: The World Wide Wreck of Tech and How To Make The Net Work. Bookings at anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144.
June 27: At Paperchain Manuka at 6pm will be the launch of Mal Elliott's book Fatal Mission: The Life and Death of Oscar Furniss and the Crew of the Naughty Nan; 467 SQN RAAF. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6295 6723.
July 1: Canberra poets Sofie Westcombe and Lucy Alexander will read at Smith's Alternative at 7pm. $10 /$5 on the door. Open mic.
July 4: At 6pm in China in the World auditorium, Fellows Lane ANU. In a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event, Hugh White, Professor of Strategic Studies at ANU, will be in conversation with the Lowy Institute's Sam Roggeveen on White's new book, How to Defend Australia. Bookings at anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144.
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