29 Nov, 2017

2017 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism

The 62nd Annual Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29 November. The awards cover all media, including print, television, radio, photographic and online media. They are regarded as the Australian equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes. Journalists around the nation submitted more than 1,200 entries, which […]

24 Nov, 2017 to 25 Nov, 2017

ETA Annual Conference: Re-imagining English

“None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” – Jane Austen, Persuasion The English Teachers Association NSW’s Annual Conference will be held at UNSW on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 November. Significant elements of the conference deal with the new syllabus emphasis on writing and how to teach it, as well as […]

17 Nov, 2017 to 19 Nov, 2017

Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival

The Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival will be held at the iconic Geelong Library & Heritage Centre on 17-19 November, 2017. It is the largest national event to showcase non-fiction writing in all forms and this year features more than 80 enthralling guest speakers over three days of masterclasses, keynote addresses, panels and in-conversation […]

15 Nov, 2017 to 15 Nov, 2017

Day of The Imprisoned Writer: Featuring Award-winning Cartoonist Cathy Wilcox

On this year’s Day of The Imprisoned Writer, award-winning cartoonist Cathy Wilcox will turn her attention to those less-common practitioners of freedom of expression: cartoonists. She will discuss how they, too, suffer and are punished, imprisoned and even killed for speaking out and drawing truths that the powerful – or fanatical – find objectionable. Since […]

10 Nov, 2017

Inaugural National Design Writing Conference

Exploring the way design speaks to us, and the way we speak about design, the inaugural national design writing conference will be held at Roy Grounds’ iconic 1959 Shine Dome as a signature DESIGN Canberra event. For the first time, designers, writers, critics, bloggers, researchers, collectors, makers, curators and design lovers will come together to […]

02 Nov, 2017

ASAL Patrons’ Lecture, Kate Forsyth

Kate Forsyth wrote her first novel at the age of seven, and is now an internationally bestselling and award-winning author of almost forty books, ranging from picture books to poetry to novels for both adults and children. She was recently voted one of Australia’s Favourite 15 Novelists, and has been called ‘one of the finest writers of this generation’. She […]

27 Oct, 2017

40th year of the Aboriginal History journal

Celebrating 40 years of the Aboriginal History journal Aboriginal History Inc. in association with the School of History at the Australian National University invites higher degree research students and early career researchers to a masterclass on writing and publishing. The event includes a publishing masterclass in the morning, involving both Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, editors […]

16 Sep, 2017 to 16 Sep, 2017

The 2017 AALITRA Symposium: Translating Australian Literature

AALITRA is a national organization that promotes an interest in all aspects of literary translation. Their latest event will include guest speakers Alice Pung, Karen Viggers and Lily Yulianti Farid. All writers, Pung, Viggers and Yulianti Farid have considerable experience and strong links with the world of translation, its successes and its difficulties. Explore with them […]