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Wednesday, 29/08/2020

The 2013 Tasmanian Literary Prizes (formerly the Tasmania Book Prizes) are open for entries. Administered by Arts Tasmania, these are the Tasmanian State Government's biennieal literary awards, with prizes to celebrate the...

Monday, 20/08/2020

Share a book with your child. 10 minutes a day... an hour a week!

This is the aim of the Reading Hour, an initiative of the National Year of Reading 2012. To find out more about this event click...

Monday, 13/08/2020

This week is the launch of an exciting new Tasmanian book about the closure of the Burnie pulp mill.

For seven decades 'The Pulp' constructed the social, economic and environmental circumstances of life on the North-West Coast. In...

Tuesday, 31/07/2020

The Tasmanian Writers' Centre is seeking a Communications Manager to work in its Hobart office part time, 14 hours per week. Key duties include assisting the Director in strategic and program development for the Centre, and marketing small...

Thursday, 26/07/2020

Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again – if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing, The Guardian asked authors for their personal dos and don'ts:...

Wednesday, 18/07/2020

Books and the joy of collecting them will be celebrated with the launch of Melbourne Rare Book Week on Thursday 19 July. A series of free lectures, events and exhibitions will be held across Melbourne during Rare Book Week.
Events include...

Wednesday, 11/07/2020

The World from Bruny Island: A Poetic Journey

All are warmly invited to join Pete Hay at the Colville Gallery to hear him read The World from Bruny Island: a poetic journey. Drinks will be available from the Gallery's...

Tuesday, 03/07/2020

She lies in an Afghani prison cell, disowned by the CIA and regularly tortured. Seven months into her prison term, a lone operator stages a daring extraction. But who is Decker, the mysterious man behind her rescue?

He claims...

Tuesday, 03/07/2020

In response to QLD Premier Campbell Newman’s axing of the Premier’s Literary Awards, a passionate group of people have rallied together to make sure a version of the awards is still going ahead: the Queensland Literary Awards. The...

Tuesday, 03/07/2020

Golly goshes and jolly japes are in the firing line in Enid Blyton's latest bout with contemporary rewriters. Read Steven Romei's incisive thoughts on it all,...

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