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...

Awards old and new

THE 2013 National Cultural Awards and the inaugural Jean Cecily Drake-Brockman Prize for Poetry were presented at Manning Clark House on Sunday. Winners of the...

Christos Tsiolkas raves about Omar Musa

Canberra poet, author and rapper Omar Musa (also the son of "CityNews" Arts Editor Helen Musa) has had a big rap with leading Australian...

‘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...

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...

Local poets at The Gods tomorrow

WELL-known poets Michael Thorley, Penelope Layland and Alan Gould will feature at tomorrow night’s “Poetry at The Gods”. Gould’s early poems tracked the interplay of...

Writers’ festival / Carmody refuses to be pigeonholed

ONE OF the heavy lifters at the 2016 Canberra Writers’ Festival, is Australian novelist Isobelle Carmody. On Friday she held a group of writers captive...

Review / In Tom we trusted

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

‘Inspiring Australians’ showcased in book about Churchill Fellows

“INSPIRING Australians: The First Fifty Years of The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust” is a new book by Penelope Hanley that tells the story of...

Locals write some big wins in publishing awards

At its annual awards night held this evening (December 5) in The Street Theatre, the ACT Writers Centre announced the winners of its 2019 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards.

Arts / ‘Humble’ Viggers writes about place

ONE of Canberra's hottest properties on the literary front is Karen Viggers, but international success has neither gone to her head nor made her...

Writing awards seek new horizons of history and heritage

THE 2021 RAAF Heritage Awards competition is now open to entries, a good chance for grounded writers to flex their literary muscles while also enhancing the records of the Air Force and foster interest in its history and heritage.

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...

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...

Downer manuscript unveiling marks the fall of Singapore

A MANUSCRIPT written and produced by former prisoner of war Sir Alexander “Alick” Russell Downer KBE during his captivity in Singapore’s Changi prison camp...

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...

Wade reveals Canberra’s newest ‘secrets’

CANBERRA writer and broadcast and tour guide Marg Wade has written two sellout editions of “Canberra’s Secrets” in 1999 and 2003 and the third...

Arts / Book week kicks off with rollicking pirates

THE Children's Book Council of Australia Book Week kicks off tomorrow (August 18), but to introduce it the ACT branch held an event this...

Arts / Writing festival faced with political drama

AS organisers of the 2018 Canberra Writers Festival tie up loose ends, they must be thanking the gods of Parliament House for having played...

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...





Digital edition May 28

NICHOLE OVERALL looks at the long journey for women to represent the federal electorate of Eden-Monaro. Now, after 119 years since the seat was created, their moment has finally arrived.


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