02 Jul, 2023 to 09 Jul, 2023

National NAIDOC Week

National NAIDOC Week (2-9 July 2023) National NAIDOC Week commences 2nd of July 2023 with events happening until the 9th of July 2023 in celebration and recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ achievements, culture and history. The theme this year is “For Our Elders” inspired by Bobbi Lockyer’s winning artwork in the 2023 […]

20 Jun, 2023

Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist 2023 announcement

The 2023 Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlist will be announced on 20 June. Following the announcement of the 11 books longlisted for the prestigious award, the shortlist will be revealed on 20 June. Copyright Agency, through our Cultural Fund, supports the shortlist each year. Last year, the Miles Franklin Literary Award was awarded to Jennifer […]

15 Jun, 2023 to 18 Jun, 2023

StoryFest 2023

StoryFest Writers Festival takes place on the South Coast of NSW 15 – 18 June 2023. StoryFest, held in the Milton-Ulladulla region on the South Coast, is back bigger and better in 2023. From 15 to 18 June, this charming little community will light up with some of the biggest names in Australian literature, entertainment […]

14 Jun, 2023 to 24 Jun, 2023

Emerging Writers’ Festival 2023

2023 Emerging Writers’ Festival invites you to discover new stories, new voices and new worlds. Taking place in many Melbourne venues, this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival runs for 11 days and includes performances, panels, professional development opportunities and online projects. With nearly 200 artists across 60 events, there’s sure to be an event to suit […]

09 Jun, 2023 to 11 Jun, 2023

Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2023

Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 2023 takes place 9 – 11 June in regional NSW. The Bellingen Writers Festival in June provides an intimate and thought-provoking experience for readers and writers in regional New South Wales. The festival program includes various writer activities and conversations to engage the regional community and visitors. The events will […]

01 Jun, 2023 to 04 Jun, 2023

NT Writers Festival 2023

This year’s NT Writers Festival takes place 1 – 4 June at the Olive Pink Botanic Garden in Mparntwe and explores the theme of mwantye-le awaye | listen deeply. The festival invites readers, writers and lovers of stories to come together and listen deeply – to each other, and to a diverse line-up of writers from […]

31 May, 2023 to 05 Jun, 2023

Words on the Waves Writers Festival 2023

Now in its third year, in 2023 Words on the Waves Writers Festival welcomes an impressive gathering of Australia’s best authors and journalists to NSW Central Coast from Wednesday 31 May to Monday 5 June. The 2023 theme is: the mind swims. With author talks and panels, as well as evening conversation events, a cinema screening, […]

27 May, 2023 to 03 Jun, 2023

Reconciliation Week 2023

National Reconciliation Week 2023: Be a voice for generations The dates for National Reconciliation Week remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively. This year’s theme, Be a Voice for Generations, encourages […]