Tucking into tasty cookbook

IT labels itself as a culinary guide, historical review and photographic journey. And it’s a true indulgence... a veritable feast... a mouth-watering moment. I’m talking...

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...

Arts / ‘The Bulletin’ is back – online

“STOP the presses”, said staff at the National Library of Australia because Australia’s longest running magazine, "The Bulletin" is back – online. The first...

“The Sex Lives of Australians” wins ACT Book of the Year

JOY Burch has made the slightly startling announcement that Frank Bongiorono's book "The Sex Lives of Australians: A History" has been named the ACT...

Mad about artists’ books

CANBERRA has long been mad about artistic book production,  and there is a vibrant community of artists here who use the book form to...

Arts / Carmody named ACT Writer-in-Residence

TOP fantasy author Isobelle Carmody has been named the 2017 ACT Writer-in-Residence today (June 8). The program, an initiative of the ACT Writers Centre...

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.

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...

‘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...

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...

49 arts grant winners

JOY Burch has announced that a visual artist mentorship program, a contemporary pop band, and a dance theatre group are among the 49 successful...

Gordon Peake wins the 2014 ACT Book of the Year

JOY Burch says local author Gordon Peake’s book "Beloved Land: Stories, Struggles and Secrets from Timor-Leste" has triumphed over a record field of 48...

Ups and downs of writing

TOMORROW evening at Belconnen Arts Centre, October 30, author and assistant professor, Creative Writing at the University of Canberra Tony Eaton discusses the ups...

How a woman on the moon got John writing

Journalist CAM WILSON talks to a Canberra submarine engineer whose stargazing and curiosity led him to a whole new career – fiction writing. With three books under his belt, there's a fourth on the horizon.

Rich prize for talented illustrators

ONE of Australia’s largest children’s publishers is offering a $4000 publishing contract to a talented unpublished illustrator. The winning artist will work with editorial and...

ACT Book of the Year shortlist announced

JOY Burch says five books, ranging from a non-fiction exploration of the Al Jazeera English news network to a verse novel covering the Petrov...

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...

Arts / Don Quixote takes centre stage in $1500 reading prize

A BUSY Canberra mother of four was announced, this morning, the winner of the unique project “Money to Read” at the National Library of Australia. Moira...

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.

Spotlight on ballet costumes of character

Arts editor HELEN MUSA speaks to local dance writer Michelle Potter about her latest book celebrating the art of Kristian Fredrikson.

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