Arts in the city: Gardner revives ‘Bunch of Fives’

JORIAN Gardner has revived his “Bunch of Fives” for the newly-renovated Smith's Alternative in the Melbourne Building. The format, which was dropped by incoming...

The right captain’s pick

By Robert Macklin

Punching above its weight – Canberra’s newest writers’ festival takes off

CANBERRA has always prided itself on being able to punch above its weight when it comes to writing and the Canberra Writers Festival, the...

Leigh helps celebrate National Bookshop Day

ELECTRIC Shadows Bookshop will be celebrating National Bookshop Day tomorrow, August 10, by hosting a fundraiser called “Morning Tea with Andrew Leigh”. He’ll be talking...

HARDCOPY, a program for would be writers

ASPIRING writers have only a few days to get applications in for the ACT Writers Centre's new “HARDCOPY” professional development program. Aimed squarely at emerging...

Timorese crocodile awakes at CMAG

THE sleeping crocodile has awoken, Canberra Friends of Dili tell us—and there’s art to prove it, courtesy of Dili's quirky Arte Moris Gallery, whose...

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.

Author Devon brings metafiction to life for kids

SLEEP deprivation from a newborn and a postgraduate degree on metafiction was the perfect mix for the publication of Devon Sillett’s first children’s book,...

Canberra student shortlisted in writing award

A 14 year old school student from Flynn has today been announced as a finalist for the John Marsden Prize for Young Australian Writers.  Ingrid...

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...

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...

See ya later – ‘Noted’ takes a sabbatical

SAD news is to hand that the Noted Writers Festival has decided not to run a festival in 2018 – but they’ll be back...

Arts / Stories of older Canberrans in new book

THERE were freshly made scones, jam, cream and a cuppa yesterday at BaptistCare’s Carey Gardens in Red Hill as residents, school children and dignitaries...

Arts / Monday’s the day for art possibilities

APPLICATIONS for arts projects in 2018, and nominations for the ACT Book of the Year will open this Monday, June 26. “This is a...

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...

Writer Guida has designs on New York

AS Parliament House celebrates its 25th anniversary, the story has been told, many times over, of how a cohort of architectural families relocated from...

Record nominations for ACT Book of the Year

AFTER recent dramas over eligibility for the ACT Book of the Year award, a record number of nominations have been received for books published...

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...

Rich poetry prize for Canberra

THE UNIVERSITY of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s newly-announced Poetry Prize is one of the most generous competitions of its kind in the world, with a first...

Review / Bonynge book unveils two operatic lives

BILL STEPHENS reviews the book 'Chalet Monet – Inside the home of Dame Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge', about the couple's fairytale Lake Geneva home.





‘Idiots’ on e-scooters will be fined, says cop

Following the release of electric scooters across the ACT more than a month ago, Canberra's top road cop Marcus Boorman is now warning that "idiots on e-scooters" will be fined. 


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