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.

‘Theatre girl’ Emma wins $20,000 Vogel award

Emma Batchelor has won a publication deal with Allen & Unwin for her debut auto-fiction novel “Now That I See You”, based on her experiences when her partner’s emerging transgender status shattered their relationship.

Libraries ACT seeks to catalogue the book club members

LIBRARIES ACT are calling for book club members to come forward and be registered in the ACT. They are aware of over 200 book clubs...

Trish puts a little steam into her writing life

WRITING and self-publishing a steamy novel set in Queensland’s tropical north has been “a dream come true”, says local author Trish Ollman. Trish will...

Autobiography puts Morrison’s indiscretions on show

Turnbull goes out of his way in his book to nail Morrison’s games, and those of his office, writes poltical columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN. WITH nice...

A guiding star in “Ozminster” – Magna Carta

CANBERRA has been enveloped in a mist of optimism this week with the celebration of the signing, exactly 800 years ago on Monday at...

‘Puberty Blues’ co-author named Coombs Fellow

Australian author Gabrielle Carey has taken up residency at the Australian National University as the H.C Coombs Creative Arts Fellow for 2019.

Fantasy and banditry to the fore in writers’ awards

A humurous fantasy novel about a “slightly OCD princess” and a Javanese journey with a bunch of “bandit saints” are among the winners in the 2020 ACT Writers Awards, it was announced virtually this week, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Review / In Tom we trusted

Canberra lawyer PETER HOHNEN reviews a new biography of the remarkable Tom Hughes

Elita’s spiritual book of memories and messages 

Author Elita Mackay, has woven early childhood memories from growing up in Bombala into a work of fiction in her debut novel “The Wind Queen”. 

Festival focuses on books that afford ‘time to reflect’

Part of the burgeoning arts scene on the far south coast, the new Headland Writers Festival kicks off this weekend at Tathra.

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

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.

Burgess shares stories of an adventurous little ship

THERE’S something counterintuitive about a book on an Antarctic ship named “Wyatt Earp” coming out of landlocked Canberra, but when author Trish Burgess explains...

Feast of literary talks tomorrow

“A MOST inspirational day of literary talks” is how local writer and arts facilitator Suzanne Kiraly sees the Canberra Readers, Writers & Storytellers Festival,...

Verse novel reflects on Emily Remler’s life

CANBERRA poet Geoff Page combines his twin loves, jazz and poetry, in a new book, “Elegy for Emily: A Verse Biography of Emily Remler...

Wilson confirmed as Writers Centre CEO

The ACT Writers Centre has appointed arts and writing advocate, Meg Wilson, to the role of CEO.

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...

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.

Andrew Leigh has a book out

CANBERRA'S Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh, has a new book out, "The Economics of Just About Everything, The hidden reasons for our curious choices...





Relics mark 80th anniversary of the Blitz

THIS week marks the 80th anniversary of the worst bombing raid of the London Blitz, and the “Blitz Relics” are on display at Parliament House.


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