Events

10 May, 2023 to 14 May, 2023

Brisbane Writers Festival 2023

Brisbane Writers Festival is back for 2023 with more than 100 events. Five days and four nights of entertainment, featuring blockbuster bestsellers to literary luminaries, and everything in between. The festival showcases diverse literary talents from across Brisbane, Australia and beyond. Program highlights include Trainspotting author, Irvine Welsh; Indigenous poet and political activist, Lionel Fogarty; […]

04 May, 2023 to 07 May, 2023

Melbourne Writers Festival 2023

Melbourne Writers Festival is back for 2023 with an array of literary award winners, iconic writers and storytellers. Events cover the worlds of literature, food and music. First Nations Curators Tony Birch and Ellen van Neerven bring together celebrated and emerging writers and artists. International guests include Bernardine Evaristo, Emma Straub, Gabrielle Zevon, and Bill […]

27 Apr, 2023

Stella Prize winner 2023 announcement

The winner of the 2023 Stella Prize will be announced on Thursday 27 April. One of these shortlisted titles will be revealed as the 2023 winner: We Come With This Place by Deborah Dank Big Beautiful Female Theory by Eloise Grills The Jaguar by Sarah Holland-Batt Hydra by Adriane Howell Indelible City: Dispossession and Defiance […]

23 Apr, 2023

World Book and Copyright Day 2023

World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated annually on 23 April. It’s a day to celebrate the enjoyment of books and reading. This symbolic date was chosen because it’s the date on which several important authors – William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega – all died. This year, the city […]

19 Apr, 2023

ABIA Awards announcement of Shortlists

The Australian Book Industry Awards 2023 will announce the shortlists for all categories on Wednesday 19 April. The ABIA Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 25 May at Darling Island (Doltone House) in Sydney. Tickets on sale from Wednesday 22 March. Stay tuned to the ABIA website for more announcements ahead of the Awards […]

04 Apr, 2023 to 05 Apr, 2023

Meet Makeeta at Desart Art Centre Conference

The Desart Art Centre Conference is an annual two-day closed event for Desart member art centre managers, directors, artists and art workers. Copyright Agency will be representing at Desart. Meet Judy Gray, Manager Visual Arts, and Makeeta Ratulevu, our new Indigenous Engagement Manager. Makeeta is a ​​​​Kullali, Koa, Butchulla woman based in Brisbane, Queensland. She […]

31 Mar, 2023 to 02 Apr, 2023

Newcastle Writers Festival 2023

Newcastle Writers Festival celebrates 10 years, with more than 100 writers participating. Now housed at The University of Newcastle’s NUspace building, this year’s festival will feature guest authors Craig Silvey (Jasper Jones, Honeybee, Runt) and Pip Williams (The Dictionary of Lost Words), and an array of diverse debut writers. View the full program here. There will be […]

09 Mar, 2023 to 09 Mar, 2023

Australian Reading Hour

Australian Reading Hour was launched as part of the 2012 National Year of Reading and is now a much-loved highlight on Australia’s literary calendar. For 2023, the Australian Reading Hour will bring together an inspiring program of reading events hosted by booksellers, libraries and schools across the country. There will be both online and in-person […]