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Announcing some recent exciting funding outcomes!

We are really thrilled and humbled to announce that we were one of the recipients of the recent 2016 Australian Council Project Grants round for 2017, along with some super important and deserving individuals, organisations, groups and programs.   We’re sitting...

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2016 Scanlon Prize Winner!

Awarded to an outstanding single-author collection of poetry by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait   Islander writer, the Scanlon Prize is the only award devoted specifically to a full-length book of poetry by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writer. Its aim is...

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Announcing the 2016 Scanlon Prize Shortlist

Awarded to an outstanding single-author collection of poetry by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writer, the Scanlon Prize is the only award devoted specifically to a full-length book of poetry by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers. Its aim is to...

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call it song, this unison,

                 it is without end

                Sarah Holland-Batt

Cordite Poetry Review: Cordite 57: Confession

Poetry for Cordite 57: CONFESSION is guest-edited by Keri Glastonbury. From Cordite’s website: I must confess I’ve made a mess of what should be a small success Courtney Barnett, ‘Pedestrian at Best’ Whether you’re more influenced by Delmore Schwartz’s...
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The Horne Prize

Cultural partners since 2014, Aesop and The Saturday Paper are pleased to present a major new essay award, The Horne Prize, valued at $15,000. It will be awarded in late December for an essay of up to 3000 words, addressing some part of the theme ‘Australian...
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Seasonal Poets at Hadley’s – Tasmania

Seasonal Poets is a new poetry reading series at Hadley’s. Celebrate spring and National Poetry Month at this opening event. Readers at this first event are: Megan Schaffner is a poet and editor of three FAW anthologies. Poetry collection: A Poem is a…
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Writers’ Intensive with Jenny Kemp – NT Writers’ Centre

Writers and other artists are invited to this weekend-long intensive with writer and director, Jenny Kemp. While supported places are available, to secure your place, pay and register below. Influenced by Kemp’s work in theatre, this workshop will involve your...
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CASTLEMAINE POETRY FESTIVAL 2016 – 21st TO 23rd OCTOBER

  This spring will bring a poetry festival to the historic town of Castlemaine, 90 minutes north of Melbourne. Three days of events from the 21st to 23rd October, including a poetry slam, panel discussion, readings, workshops and more. Featured poets include...
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Land: Poetry with Lizz Murphy by ACT Writers Centre

Three poetry workshops facilitated by Lizz Murphy on the themes of Land • Sea • Air: discover new lands, make a sea journey or a sea change, navigate the air. Themes will be explored broadly. Presented by ACT Writers Centre. Lizz Murphy’s workshops...
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A Brush with Poetry (Binalong)

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Call for Indigenous Writers

Dr Elfie Shiosaki will be working with Westerly Magazine, as Editor for Indigenous Writing. This Editorship has been created to support the publication of Indigenous writing, and they are encouraging all established and emerging Indigenous writers to submit.  See...
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Hachette Mentorship Program – NT Writers’ Centre

Proudly presented by Hachette Australia in partnership with Northern Territory Writers’ Centre.   “Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.” – Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft   Attention all aspiring and emerging...
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Republic Readings – Tasmania

Republic Readings are on the first Sunday of every month. In October, invited readers will be Andrea McMahon and Edith Speers.  An open mic section features at all readings, with 5 minutes per reader. All genres welcome. Come have lunch and a drink and hear new...
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Cordite Poetry Review: Cordite 57: Confession

Poetry for Cordite 57: CONFESSION is guest-edited by Keri Glastonbury. From Cordite’s website: I must confess I’ve made a mess of what should be a small success Courtney Barnett, ‘Pedestrian at Best’ Whether you’re more influenced by Delmore Schwartz’s ‘The...

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The 2016 Scanlon Prize

For poetry from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers Submissions Now Open Awarded to an outstanding single-author collection of poetry by an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writer, we are thrilled to be putting out our call for the 2016 Scanlon...

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2016 JOHN MARSDEN & HACHETTE PRIZE FOR YOUNG WRITERS

Entries are now open for The 2016 John Marsden & Hachette Australia Prize for Young Writers! Now in its eleventh year, the prize is open exclusively to Australian secondary school students across three categories: poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Fifteen...

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becoming rai

             racing through sky

flying toward us
           from far away

Verse 2, Bulu Line, George Dyungayan’s Bulu Line – A West Kimberley Song Cycle   

Ed. & Trans. Stuart Cooke