September 28: ACT Writers Centre presents a Setting and Place masterclass conducted by Jack Heath from 10am to 4pm at Harry Hartog Booksellers, ANU, 153-11 University Avenue. eventbrite.com.au.
September 28: Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres presents the ACT finals of the BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Canberra National Poetry Slam at 7.30pm. Returning to Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres for the fourth year running and this is the ACT finals of the Australian Poetry Slam. Main Hall, Gorman Arts Centre. $10 at the door or eventbrite.com.au.
September 29: A Brush with Poetry with readings and free open mike event is on at 1.30pm for 2pm at 15 Queen Street, Binalong. BYO alcohol. 15 Queen St, Binalong (three hours from Sydney, one from Canberra). Information: 0401 289 178.
September 29: The workshop Word Magic: Pathways to Publishing with Zoya Patel is on at 12.30pm at Harry Hartog, ANU. eventbrite.com.au.
September 30: Not Very Quiet presents poets Lorne Johnson and Amy Bodossian at Smith's Alternative at 7pm. $10/$5 at the door. Open mic.
October 3: At T2 Theatre, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU, in a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Authorevent, Brian Toohey will be in conversation with Professor Clinton Fernandes on Toohey's new book, Secret. The Making of Australia's Security State. anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144.
October 7: The poetry anthology To End All Wars will be launched by two of the editors, Kit Kelen and Anna Couani,who will join local poets to read from it, at Smith's Alternative at 7pm. $10/$5 at the door. Open mic.
October 12: ACT Writers' Centre presents Making Your Book Work with Valerie Parv at Harry Hartog ANU from 10am to 4pm. eventbrite.com.au.
October 13: Elliott Perlman will be in conversation about his book, Maybe The Horse Will Talk, with Tom McIlroy at Muse at 3pm. $15 includes a drink. musecanberra.com.au.
October 14: Mother Tongue Multilingual Poetry features poetry in languages from around the world, plus an International Year of Indigenous Languages feature: father and daughter Deveni and Salote Temu. Smith's Alterative at 7pm. Free entry. Open mic.
October 15: Poetry at Manning Clark House with Paul Hetherington, Paul Cliff and Jen Webb is on at 7pm. Free.
October 16: At The Stage, Llewellyn Hall, ANU. In a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event, Musica Viva artistic director Paul Kildea will talk about his book Chopin's Piano: A Journey Through Romanticism. anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144.
October 20: Ruby Hamad will be in conversation about White Tears / Brown Scars with Zoya Patel at Muse at 3pm. $15 includes a drink. musecanberra.com.au.
October 21: Not Very Quiet Presents: Issue 5 Launch "Earth Poems". Part of the Poetry on the Move 2019 Festival Fringe (Oct 14 -24). poetryonthemove.net/fringe.
October 26: At an Australian Literary Educators' Association breakfast,writerHarry Laing will talk about his creative process (8am to 9.30am) followed by a workshop from 10am to 1pm at the QT Hotel, 1 London Circuit, Canberra. Registrations close October 21. alea.edu.au/events/category/act.
October 26: ACT Writers' Centre presents Freelancing with Ginger Gorman at Harry Hartog ANU from 10am to 4pm. eventbrite.com.au.
November 9: ACT Writers' Centre presents Picture Book Perfection with Irma Gold at Harry Hartog ANU from 9am Saturday until 3pm Sunday. eventbrite.com.au.
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