Stranger than fiction novel

LOCAL writer, actor, raconteur and IT whizkid, Peter Robinson, could be Canberra’s  answer to Raymond Chandler. Assuming the pen name of “Pae Robin,” Robinson’s new book, “The...

Shortis & Simpson tells stories at The Abbey – tonight

THE ABBEY at Gold Creek is joining in the Canberra Writers Festival fever with “Tales after Dark - Storytelling for Grownups”, with featured guests...

Shortlist for ‘ACT Book of the Year’ announced

ACT Minister for Arts and Community Events, Gordon Ramsay, has announced that six authors are in the running to win the $10,000 2017 "Book...

The good, bad and ugly of how food is made

“IS tofu processed?” was the irritating question that inspired first-time author Ayla Marika to find out. 

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...

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...

Assembly hosts holy-book pop-up

"CITYNEWS" readers will have noticed the recent increase in so-called “pop-up”  exhibitions, but today the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association of Australia’s  Canberra Branch held a...

Arts / Poetry festival moves into town

THE fourth year of the festival "Poetry on the Move", kicked off today—with a change. Although hosted by the International Poetry Studies Institute within...

Unlovely Billy McMahon finally gets a biography

MANIPULATIVE, terrible and fierce, yet William (Billy) McMahon was, until now, the only Australian prime minister who didn’t have a biography written about him. The...

‘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...

Opinion / When affluent women get a belting

"Working-class domestic violence is a common theme in modern literature, but there is very little that covers middle-class domestic violence.," writes Canberra author and academic ALISON BOOTH

Workshop for Queanbeyan Writers

POET and writer Wendy McMahon Bell is leading an all-day workshop for the QWriters tomorrow. You don’t have to be a member but the fee of...

Review / History’s churning tale of two prime ministers

Political columnist MICHAEL MOORE reviews a thought-provoking new book for "political tragics" or anyone interested in recent political machinations within the Coalition parties.

Huitker’s ‘big life’ now in print

AFTER a 5-year wait, the next instalment of teacher, actor, rock musician, sportsman/coach and writer George Huitker’s story, “Big Life”, was launched at Radford...

Griffiths / Omar’s swift kick in the vernaculars

“Wish we had a white person with us Ten empty cabs have passed us by.” –from “Here Come The Dogs” by Omar Musa

Regional authors back in the running for ACT Book of the Year

JOY Burch has announced a spectacular back flip and authors from the surrounding region will again be eligible for Canberra's big book prize while...

Love is in the literary air

THAT thriving intellectual centre in Braddon, Electric Shadows Bookshop, is busy this spring getting behind literary events. The first of these is actually at the...

ACU poetry prize to promote tolerance

ENTRIES are open for the Australian Catholic University Prize for Poetry, with winnings totalling $10,000. After the success of the ACU Prize for Literature...

‘Struggletown’ wears its history with pride

  AS Queanbeyan prepares to celebrate its 175th anniversary, a local freelance writer has penned a new history of the city that could give Canberrans...

Heiss brings Cowra love story to life at UC

Author Anita Heiss visited the University of Canberra this morning (November 21) as her novel, “Barbed Wire and Cherry Blossoms”, was announced as the UC Book of the Year for 2020.

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