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 […]

25 May, 2023 to 25 May, 2023

Australian Book Industry Awards 2023

Australian Book Industry Awards will take place on 25 May 2023 at Doltone House. Celebrate the joy of books at this star-studded industry event where the ABIA 2023 winners will be revealed. The shortlist has been announced – see the 14 categories here. Book tickets via the ABIA website. Early Bird pricing is available until […]

24 May, 2023 to 24 May, 2023

ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime 2023

National Simultaneous Storytime will be held on Wednesday 24 May 2023, at 11:00am. This free, fun, online event promotes the value of reading and literacy. Each year, an Australian children’s book is chosen to be read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, homes and bookshops all over Australia. This year’s chosen book is The […]

22 May, 2023 to 28 May, 2023

Sydney Writers’ Festival 2023

Celebrate literature, stories and ideas at Sydney Writers’ Festival. Writers from Australia and around the world are back in person for the first time since 2019. Be inspired by writers talking about how we understand the past, how we live in the present, and how words will shape the future. Events will take place at […]

12 May, 2023 to 14 May, 2023

Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival 2023

Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival returns to an ‘in person’ program in 2023. A storytelling spectacular held in the heart of the Margaret River Region across three days, 12-14 May. Hear from authors and writers including Elizabeth Coleman, Richard Fidler, Hugh Mackay, J.P. Pomare, Jano Caro, and Thuy On. Day passes are now available […]