Canberra born and bred Harry Saddler has been shortlisted for the University of Queensland's non-fiction award for his book The Eastern Curlew. Saddler, now living in Melbourne, studied biology and zoology at ANU but then decided to pursue writing. The winner will be announced on November 12.
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 15th: Angela Woollacott's new book, Don Dunstan: The Visionary Politician who Changed Australia, will be launched by Professor Gareth Evans at Harry Hartog ANU at 5.30pm for 6pm. Free. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 6230 0197.
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 17: Paul West, host of River Cottage Australia, will be in conversation with Canberra Environment Centre executive director Ryan Lungu about West's new book, The Edible Garden, at Harry Hartog ANU at 6pm. Free, tickets available through Eventbrite.
October 17: At Paperchain Manuka at 6pm, Kieran Donaghue's new novel, German Lessons, will be launched. Speaking at the launch along with the author will be historian and religious commentator Paul Collins. RSVP email@example.com or phone 6295 6723.
October 19: Ghost Bird by Lisa Fuller, the first young adult winner of the David Unaipon Award for an Unpublished Indigenous Writer, will be launched by Anthony Eaton at Muse at 4.30pm. Free, registrations essential. musecanberra.com.au.
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 22: Charlotte Wood will be in conversation with Irma Gold about Wood's new book,The Weekend, at Harry Hartog ANU at 6pm. Free. Tickets: Eventbrite,
October 23: At Paperchain Bookstore at 6pm, Margaret Rice will talk about her book, A Good Death: A Compassionate and Practical Guide to Prepare for the End of Life. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6295 6723.
October 24: At Paperchain at 6pm, Hilary McPhee will be in conversation with Chris Wallace about McPhee's book, Other People's Houses. RSVP: email@example.com or phone 6295 6723.
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.
October 27: The Wind Queen, a novel by Elita Mackay, will be launched at Paperchain Manuka at 3pm. RSVP:firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 6295 6723.
October 29: At the Cinema, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU, at 6pm in a free ANU/CanberraTimes Meet the Author event, William Dalrymple will be in conversation with Meera Asher on Dalrymple's new book, The Anarchy, The Relentless Rise of the East India Company. Bookings: anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144.
November 2: Jessica White, author of Hearing Maude, will be in conversation with Inga Simpson at Muse at 4.30pm. This event will be AUSLAN-interpreted.Tickets: $15 (includes a drink). musecanberra.com.au.
November 2: Author Garth Nix will be talking about his new novel, Angel Mage, at Harry Hartog Woden at 5.30pm. Free. eventbrite.com.au.
November 5: In an ANU/Canberra Times meet the author event at 6pm at the Cinema Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki will lead the audience on a mission to track down awe and wonder in the universe. Book signings after at Harry Hartog Bookshop. Bookings: anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144.
November 9: ACT Writers' Centre presents Picture Book Perfection with Irma Gold at Harry Hartog ANU from 10am-4pm. eventbrite.com.au.
November 10: Paul Byrnes, author of The Lost Boys, will be innversation with ANU School of History researcher Emily Gallagher at Muse at 3pm. $15 includes a drink. musecanberra.com.au.
November 17: Benjamin Law, editor of Growing Up Queer in Australia, will be in conversation with Canberra contributors Gemma Killen and Joo-Inn Chew at Muse at 3pm. Tickets $15 includes a drink. musecanberra.com.au. Tickets: $15 (includes a complimentary glass of wine or juice).
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