The Fellowship of Australian Writers, Canberra & Region is compiling an anthology of short stories and poetry titled "School Days". It is inviting submissions from past and present ACT FAW members. Submissions are limited to 2500 words for prose and 50 lines for poetry. Free entry. For details, email president Jennifer Warren at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0408 434 954 or 0262932120 (please leave a message). The FAW meets at 2pm on the second Sunday of the month at the National Library. New members are welcome.
In the recently announced Roly Sussex Short Story Competition, Canberrans won three of the five awards. Craig Cormick won first prize for The Lost Journal of Edmund Kennedy. Highly commended were Ian Hart for All Fairy Stories Come From China and Ron Shroer for Hole In The Wall. More information: esu.org.au/2020-esu-roly-sussex-short-story-competition.
February 24: At Muse at 6.30pm, the OzLit Book Club is reading Miranda Riwoe's award-winning Stone Sky Gold Mountain. musecanberra.com.au.
Meet the Author
February 24: In an ANU/Canberra Times meet the author event from 6pm to 7pm, Ross Garnaut will be in conversation with Steven Kennedy, Secretary of the Australian Treasury, on Garnaut's new book Reset. Restoring Australia after the Pandemic Recession. Manning Clark Theatre, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU Registrations at anu.edu.au/events.
March 10: In an ANU/Canberra Times meet the author event from 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Craig Silvey will be in conversation with Canberra Times features editor Sally Pryor on Silvey's novel Honeybee, which won the Dymock's 2020 book of the year. Manning Clark Theatre, Kambri Cultural Centre, ANU. Registrations at anu.edu.au/events.
March 18: In an ANU/Canberra Times meet the author event from 6pm to 7pm, Glyn Davis will be in conversation with Helen Sullivan on Davis's new essay, On Life's Lottery. If life is a game of chance, what responsibility do governments, and those who are given a head start, have to look after those less fortunate? Kambri T2 lecture theatre, ANU. Registrations at anu.edu.au/events.
March 4: Join Irma Gold as her debut novel, The Breaking, is launched by bestselling author Karen Viggers. Drinks available from the bar. Books available for purchase thanks to Harry Hartog. This is a free event but reservations are essential to manage numbers. Please RSVP with your name and telephone number via email@example.com
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.
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