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Writers’ Festival Gems

Every writers’ festival has its own personality. Sydney Writers Festival is big, brash and busy. The speakers are the top of the literary game nationally and internationally, as well as including promising new authors. But it’s so huge now you … Continue reading

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Award Winning Australian Writing 2016

                Last Thursday I got the exciting news my story ‘Koi’, which won the Inaugural Newcastle Writers’s Festival Microlit Competition has been selected for the Award Winning Australian Writing 2016 anthology! And to top it off … Continue reading

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In Your Wake by Anna Lundmark

Sometimes you come across a short story that is so well-crafted, so packed with emotion, so brilliantly layered, and so creatively imagined it haunts you. Anna Lundmark’s astonishingly short 500 word story, In Your Wake, in the 2015 Grieve anthology … Continue reading

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The Book that Changed Me

The opening session at the Newcastle Writers Festival was titled The Book that Changed Me with Helen Garner, Michael Robotham and Jessica Rudd in conversation with Caroline Baum. Baum led the way through a glad bag of topics, and at … Continue reading

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Newcastle Writers Festival 20-22 March

This year’s lineup at the 2015 Newcastle Writers Festival at Newcastle City Hall will thrill any book lover. A taste of the talent: Helen Garner, Marion Halligan, Favel Parrett, Bob Brown, Michael Robotham, Les Murray, and proudly standing alongside them … Continue reading

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All is Not Well on the Australian Literary Front

Last Monday the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Fiction Prize was split between Richard Flanagan for The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Steven Carroll for A World of Other People. When Richard Flanagan gave the $40,000 prize money he … Continue reading

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Live Reading

Doing anything Saturday? Why not come along for coffee and entertaining readings by some of our best local authors. It’s free! See you there!

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Books are Bad for You

There is no way someone who lives books, reading and writing can ignore a column piece called Books are Bad for You. My hackles go up immediately and I’m ready to argue with its author, Howard Jacobson, before I’ve even … Continue reading

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Launch of ‘Mirrors – The Writing Workshop Anthology’

There’s nothing quite like the excitement and buzz that surrounds the launch of a book. The hard work is done. The clumps of hair you ripped out in despair have grown back. Your friends and family are here and are … Continue reading

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E-Book Launch

The long awaited collection, Mirrors, will be published tomorrow night! The authors have put up their feet now, and so can you while you enjoy the read. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find inside the cover. Mirrors is an … Continue reading

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