UC book choice confirms ‘Stella’ novel

EMILY Bitto’s ‘Stella’ prize-winning debut novel, “The Strays,” has been announced today as the 2016 University of Canberra Book of the Year. The manuscript of...

Canberra author raises armchair travel to an art form

CANBERRA author John Brookes is the quintessential armchair traveller — and he’s not ashamed to admit it. Brookes, who moved to Canberra from Britain in...

Captive audience for poems on bus

A BRAVE crowd of poetry-lovers and politicians crammed into a shiny new ACTION bus this morning for the unveiling of the latest edition in...

‘Absolutely Modern’—music and film this weekend

TOMORROW, Saturday, November 30 at 7.30pm in Llewellyn Hall Canberra Youth Orchestra presents an evening of which the centrepiece will be the world premiere...

New book launched about Burley Griffin houses

THE ever-vigilant Walter Burley Griffin Society Inc is looking at Sydney architecture this Thursday in launching the new book, “Visionaries in Suburbia: Griffin Houses...

‘Enthralling’ novel named UC ‘book of the year’

“THE Natural Way of Things”, by Charlotte Wood, has been chosen as the 2019 University of Canberra Book of the Year. The UC Book Project,...

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.

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...

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...

Write On, an introduction to the written arts at Gorman House

FREE workshops on comics, podcasting, fan fiction and self-publishing will be the focus at “Write On” this Sunday at Gorman House Arts Centre –...

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...

Cadwallader writes a ‘compelling’ win

MURRUMBATEMAN author Robyn Cadwallader has been awarded the $10,000 prize for 2019 ACT Book of the Year.

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...

UC launches unique book program

YOU'VE heard people complain about semiliterate tertiary students.  Now the University of Canberra has launched itself on  this problem with its announcement of the inaugural...

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 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...

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.





Enough excuses, Yvette, time to try harder 

"The overall evidence coming from NAPLAN results should be an embarrassment to this government. Toughing it out and making excuses will not help ACT school students," says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE. 


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