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Friday, May 18, 2012

10 Aussie Books

To celebrate the National Year of Reading, ABC TV’s First Tuesday Book Club is looking for the 10 Aussie Books to Read before You Die – the great Australian reading list! And they want you to vote for it!

The top ten books will be announced on a one hour special, airing on ABC 1 at 10 pm on Tuesday 4th December, 2012.

Head to the website to browse the list and vote www.abc.net.au/arts/aussiebooks.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Emerging Writers Festival

Check out the Emerging Writers Festival website. The festival takes place in Melbourne and Online between May 24th and June 3rd.

If you can't make it to Melbourne the festival travels to you... at your finger tips... on your computer.
The EWFdigital is a program of panels, interviews, discussions and networking opportunities that happen online throughout the Emerging Writers’ Festival.

If you are lucky enough to be heading to Melbourne in winter, it looks like it would be worth going to. They have a full program of events aimed at helping you to get your writing out there.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Gold Coast Libraries hosts Literati 2012

Literati 2012 - Bringing together readers and writers on the Gold Coast

Running on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May is the Council's fifth Literati.
Below are their five great reasons why you should pick up a copy of the program at any branch library, or download it and book your Literati 2012 sessions.
  • Literati 2012 is a fun two day event that celebrates all things bookish.
  • Literati 2012 is held right here on the Gold Coast.
  • Literati 2012 offers author talks, master classes, and workshops at no charge - that's right, they are completely free.
  • Literati 2012 lets you meet 24 of Australia's most intriguing, entertaining and engaging authors.
  • Literati 2012 has something for every reader, no matter what kind of books you like there's something for you at Literati 2012

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

National Young Writers Month

It almost that time of year again for the Express Media National Young Writers Month. It takes place over the month of June and this year as part of the activities they are hosting a collaborative writing competition.

They are looking for 30 writers aged under 25 from 30 towns around the country who can contribut 100 words each. The final 3000 word story will be published in the September issue of Voiceworks, #90 ‘Copy/Paste’.

If you want in, you will need to email awards@expressmedia.org.au by Monday May 21 at 5pm with your name, age, and address, together with the next 100 words you would add to this story starter by Chris Currie:
It’s only ten minutes later that she’s flying down the highway, rain coming out of the dark straight towards her. There’s that creamy scoop of moon, somehow definitively clear in the corner of the windshield, staying there, statically, even as she rips another sudden swerve. If only the radio worked. If only those noises would stop coming from the boot. That damn voice. There’s another factory up ahead, abandoned but still lit up strangely. It’s nearly too late when she sees the group, huddled in the middle of the road, all their eyes turned towards her. She jams the pedal.