November 30, 2016

The 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award Shortlist Announced

UWA Publishing today announced the 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award Shortlist for unpublished manuscripts. The award, now in its second year, attracted 85 entries of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, which were judged by poet Lucy Dougan, critic James Ley and UWA Publishing Director, Terri-ann White. The judges were thrilled that three of the shortlisted manuscripts have […]

May 6, 2015

Shortlist for Blake Poetry Prize

The NSW Writers’ Centre and the Blake Society announced the shortlist for the 2011 Blake Poetry Prize on 8 August. The Copyright Agency congratulates the shortlisted members below. Anthony Lawrence for Winging It Verity Laughton for The Fox Man Ron Pretty for Being So Caught Up Mark Tredinnick for At Home on a Sunday Trying to […]

Poetry in Action performers

September 2, 2014

Poetry in Action

The Cultural Fund has provided money for theatrical group Poetry in Action to develop a performance based on Australian poetry. The show, The Australians, developed by playwright Caleb Lewis has been performed all over NSW, from Sydney to Coonabrabran, Dubbo, Mudgee, Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Gosford and Blacktown and will also be performed in Western Australia, Queensland, […]

Samuel Wagan

May 2, 2014

A poet on a very big adventure

Indigenous poet Samuel Wagan Watson believes it’s his job to entertain his audience and this is just one part of his “great adventure” of being a writer. The Brisbane poet has recently received funding from Copyright Agency’s Career Fund, which he is using to attend the 24th Medellin International Poetry Festival in Colombia in July. […]

January 30, 2014

Cultural Funding Strengthens Australasian Ties

Writers, artists and publishers are strengthening creative links between Australia and Asia thanks to new funding for cultural projects. The latest recipients of the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund will share in more than $630,000 for projects as diverse as exhibitions, residencies, awards and cultural exchange. Manager of the Cultural Fund, Zoë Rodriguez, says the Copyright […]

July 14, 2011

Copyright Agency Releases Results from Digital Publishing Trends Survey

After almost two decades of hype and speculation predicting a digital book revolution, the past 12-18 months have seen some major developments that could herald a turning point in the broad adoption of digital publishing in Australia. Few could have missed the high profile launches of products such as the Apple iPad or Google eBooks; […]

May 26, 2011

Cultural Fund Celebrates Australian Poetry through Technology

The online Australian Poetry Library, supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and hosted by Sydney University, was launched on 25 May. Last night, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales joined Australian poets, educators, policy makers and supporters of the literary community to celebrate the launch of the Australian Poetry Library […]

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