Bush poet performs at Poets’ Corner today

IF you’re in Civic today, Thursday from 12.30-1pm, look around for Poets’ Corner in Garema Place.  Local bush poet Laurie McDonald (“although almost none of...

Author searches for the Arnhem Land ‘back’ story

NOBEL Laureate Patrick White was fond of likening his writing process to “welding”, but for author and journalist Paul Daley, it’s more a matter...

Arts / ‘Trouble’ brings Maura a prize

CANBERRA author Maura Pierlot’s “The Trouble in Tune Town” has been was just awarded Best Illustrated Children’s E-Book at the Independent Publisher Book Awards...
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Short list announced for the 2015 ACT Book of the Year

JOY Burch has announced that four books have been shortlisted for the 2015 ACT Book of the Year Award. “My sincere congratulations go to...

Write On, an introduction to the written arts at Gorman House

FREE workshops on comics, podcasting, fan fiction and self-publishing will be the focus at “Write On” this Sunday at Gorman House Arts Centre –...

Arts / Deconstructing stereotypes through writing and dance

IN a really unconventional approach to the season where Australians usually celebrate the strength of women, Tuggeranong Arts Centre is inviting the Canberra community...

UC book choice confirms ‘Stella’ novel

EMILY Bitto’s ‘Stella’ prize-winning debut novel, “The Strays,” has been announced today as the 2016 University of Canberra Book of the Year. The manuscript of...

Omar Musa in the running for Miles Franklin award

QUEANBEYAN author and poet Omar Musa has been announced as one of the 10 finalists in this year's the Miles Franklin Literary Award "longlist".   He...

Arts / Penelope’s poems shortlisted for big award

CANBERRA poet Penelope Layland has been shortlisted for the $30,000 Kenneth Slessor Prize for 2019 for her latest collection, “Things I've Thought To Tell...

Swifty’s personality leaps onto the page

Publicist Marilyn Chalkley's new children's book about her cheeky rescue greyhound, Swifty, will help raise funds for the charity Greyhound Connections.

Writers Festival winds up in a whirlwind of words

THE 2016 CANBERRA Writers Festival wound up yesterday in a whirlwind of words from keynote speaker Bob Brown, leaving behind it a general feeling...

New artistic director for Canberra Writers Festival

The Canberra Writers Festival has announced that literary agent, author and former publisher, Jeanne Ryckmans¸ will be its new artistic director.

Solstice celebrations at the Library

THIS year’s winter solstice is officially tomorrow, Saturday, June 21, wthe time that the sun is furthest north. From Sunday the days start becoming...

Arts / Van Gogh’s irises inspire winning poem

THE words, “Iris blossoms fluttering like a moth in different states of flight”, sound as though it could be about springtime in Canberra, but...

Luka finds modern meaning in ‘The Odyssey’

If resilience is the key to survival during the present COVID-19 pandemic, then there's hardly a better model than Homer’s wandering hero Odysseus—Ulysses, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

‘Crazy wisdom’ – Stavanger slams his way into town

AUTHOR, entertainer, storyteller and performer David Stavanger, also known around the spoken word traps as Ghostboy, has contacted us to tell of his coming...

Refugee focus for World Poetry Day

Canberra poets and people of conscience will descend on Garema Place in Civic on Thursday (March 21) for the UNESCO-designated World Poetry Day, writes HELEN MUSA.

Swifty the greyhound gets into the library

THERE was good news for Canberra publicist and author Marilyn Chalkley at the launch of her new children’s book, “Swifty the Greyhound: Where Is My Pie?”

Stunning pictures of African journeys

PRIZEWINNING photographer Basia Meder’s newest book is charmingly titled, “Granny Backpacker in Africa.” A stunning assemblage of African travel adventure stories, it is illustrated...

Majura poets celebrate a decade with a menu of poems

It was a happy 10th birthday anniversary celebration last night (November 13) for Majura Cafe Poets as they launched “Poetry On The Menu”, a collection of verse written by a group of poets who gather each week at the Siam Twist in Hackett.

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