Events

29 Sep, 2016 to 02 Oct, 2016

National Young Writers’ Festival

NYWF is the country’s largest gathering of young and innovative writers working in both new and traditional forms including zines, comics, blogging, screenwriting, poetry, spoken word, hip hop music, journalism, autobiography, comedy, songwriting and prose. The festival presents ‘writing’ in its broadest sense through panels, discussions, workshops, launches, performances, readings, installations, and more. NYWF gives young […]

06 Sep, 2016 to 06 Sep, 2016

Silencing Whistle Blowers in Australia: A Sydney PEN Letter Writing Evening

Under the Australian Border Force Act, which took effect on 1 July 2015, it’s a crime for people working in our asylum seeker detention centres to discuss operational matters publicly. This means social workers, guards, health professionals, educators; anyone contracted by the Australian Government to perform services on behalf of the Department face up to […]

27 Jul, 2016

In Conversation with Miles Franklin Literary Award Finalists

Join Miles Franklin Literary Award 2016 Finalists Charlotte Wood and A.S. Patrić at an exclusive bookstore event! The event, hosted by Better Read Than Dead, will explore their Miles Franklin Literary Award Finalist novels The Natural Way of Things (Charlotte Wood) and Black Rock White City (A.S Patrić). There will also be a Q&A panel and […]

01 Jul, 2016 to 03 Jul, 2016

Screen Futures Summit & Youth Media Festival

Screen Futures is an international conference and forum for industry professionals, educators and academics interested in the future of the screen in 2016. It will be a dynamic three days packed with insightful and provocative discussion around: screen education, screen innovation, and the screen industry. The summit program will feature international guest speakers amongst an […]

10 Jun, 2016 to 10 Jun, 2016

Voice of the Artist: Age of the Image

Never before have images been copied, shared and transformed at such a pace around the world as they are today. Voice of the Artist: Age of the Image is a forum which begs the question, ‘how do we value the image and create opportunities for creators, users and consumers?’ By international and national industry professionals […]

23 May, 2016

Copyright Agency Creator Series, Sydney

You’re invited to attend the launch of the Australian Copyright Council’s book ‘Writers and Copyright’, hosted by the Copyright Agency. Join us at our Creator Series event to hear from the Copyright Agency’s CEO, Adam Suckling, on the importance of copyright for authors. Then, immediate past Executive Director of the ASA, Angelo Loukakis, will launch Writers and Copyright, a […]

20 May, 2016 to 20 May, 2016

The Culture of Copyright Matters: Are Australian Books in Peril?

While acknowledging copyright is important for rewarding creative endeavour, the recently released Productivity Commission’s Intellectual Property Arrangements draft report recommends a significant reduction in the term of copyright, the removal of territorial copyright, and a move to US-style ‘fair use‘ on copyright law. Will these proposals deliver cheaper books for Australians? If so, at what […]

02 May, 2016

2016 Brian Johns Lecture

Professor Bridget Griffen-Foley, Director of the Centre for Media History at Macquarie University in partnership with the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and SBS, invites you to the 2016 Brian Johns Lecture, to be delivered by Professor Julianne Schultz AM. In the Age of Fang (Facebook/Amazon/Netflix/Google), the cultural industries have never been more important or filled with […]

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