Meet the Author
February 24: In an ANU/Canberra Times meet the author event from 6pm to 7pm, Ross Garnaut will be in conversation on his new book Reset. Restoring Australia after the Pandemic Recession. Manning Clark Theatre, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU. Registrations at anu.edu.au/events.
Here I Am Series
February 11: Representation of Women in Contemporary Australian Literature with Zoya Patel, Karen Viggers and Irma Gold. Kambri Cultural Centre at 5pm. Free event - More information and tickets: kambri.com.au/event/representation-of-women-in-contemporary-australian-literature/.
Tough Guy Book Club
The Canberra chapter of the Tough Guy Book Club will meet at 7pm at King O'Malley's, 131 City Walk, Canberra, on the following dates: March 3, April 7, May 5 and June 2. For more information, phone Darren Saffin on 0411 089 209.
Nature Writing Prize 2021
The Nature Conservancy's sixth biennial Nature Writing Prize is now accepting submissions. A prize of $7500 will be awarded to the author of an essay between 3000 and 5000 words in the genre of "Writing of Place". The prize will be awarded to an Australian writer whose entry is judged to be of the highest literary merit and which best explores his or her relationship and interaction with some aspect of the Australian landscape. The winning entry will also be published in Griffith Review online as a multimedia essay. The competition's judges are literary critic Geordie Williamson and winner of both the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Award and the 2020 Prime Minister's Literary Award, Tara June Winch. The writer of one Highly Commended essay will receive the Rosina Joy Buckman Award, which is a two-week residency at Life at Springfield, in the NSW Southern Highlands. The prize is open to Australian citizens and permanent residents. Participants will need to pay an entry fee of $25. Submissions close at 5pm on Friday, February 19, 2021. Visit: natureaustralia.org.au/nwp.
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