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February

Perth Festival Writers Week
(18–24 February)

March

Adelaide Writers’ Week
(2–7 March)
Leading Edge Books conference
(17–19 March)

April

RightsTech: Europe conference
(9–10 April)
Sydney Writers’ Festival
(29 April–5 May)

May

Scribblers Festival Schools Program
(8–10 May)
Institute of Professional Editors conference
(8–10 May)
Jerusalem International Book Forum
(12–15 May)
Children's Book Council of Australia National Conference
(31 May–2 June)

June

StoryFest 
(21–22 June)
Australian Booksellers Association conference
(23–24 June)

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Full program announced for 2019 Perth Writers Week

15 January 2019
The full program has been announced for the 2019 Perth Festival Writers Week, which runs from 18-24 February. International guests attending the festival include Man Booker Prize-winning Nigerian novelist and...

IPEd announces keynotes for 2019 conference

12 December 2018
The Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) has announced four keynote presentations for its ninth National Editors Conference, held in Melbourne on 8-10 May 2019. Keynotes include: Macquarie Dictionary former editor Susan Butler will...

Leading Edge to hold 2019 conference in Adelaide

14 November 2018
Leading Edge Books (LEB) will hold its annual conference on 17-19 March at the Hilton Adelaide in South Australia. With the theme ‘making connections’, the conference program will incorporate the...

Book industry figures to attend Australia Fest in India

1 November 2018
Australian authors, publishers and literary festival programmers are among the guests at Australia Fest, a six-month festival comprising more than 75 events across 20 Indian cities. Supported by the federal...

Bookshops prepare for NZ Bookshop Day

25 October 2018
Booksellers NZ's fourth annual NZ Bookshop Day will be held on Saturday, 27 October, with bookshops around the country hosting events and promotions. To mark 10 years of Nielsen operating...

2019 Scribblers Festival Schools Program announced

19 October 2018
The program for the Scribblers Festival Schools Program, which runs from 8-10 May 2019 in Claremont, Western Australia, has been announced. Launched last year, Scribblers Festival celebrates children’s literature and...

Digital Writers’ Festival announces 2018 program

9 October 2018
The program for the 2018 Digital Writers' Festival (DWF), which runs from 30 October to 3 November, has been announced. More than 140 guests will participate in the digital festival,...

SPN announces Isdahl, Dattner as conference keynotes

26 September 2018
The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced the keynote speakers for the 2018 Independent Publishing Conference, which runs from 22-24 November 2018 in Melbourne. Danika Isdahl, production manager at US-based...

BWF wrap-up: Dalton tops bestsellers 

19 September 2018
This year’s Brisbane Writers festival (BWF), which ran from 6 to 9 September, was programmed by guest artistic director Carl Lindgren, who worked with the theme ‘What the World Needs...

Queer literature festival to launch in India

11 September 2018
In India, a new literary festival for LGBTIQIA+ readers and writers will be hosted by the city of Lucknow in November, reports the Times of India. Organised by the the Awadh...

NYWF 2018 program launched

31 August 2018
The full program for the National Young Writers' Festival (NYWF), which runs from 27-30 September in Newcastle, has been announced. Presented by This is Not Art (TiNA), the NYWF presents...

Your store: Training wheels 

30 August 2018
Brisbane bookshop Avid Reader and the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) have launched an all-day booksellers’ training program that will include sessions on using Nielsen BookScan; the financial realities of running...

Adelaide to host Jaipur Literature Festival

17 August 2018
Adelaide's OzAsia Festival has announced it has partnered with the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) to host JLF Adelaide, which will run a number of events from 9-11 November. More than...

Ubud releases 2018 festival program

15 August 2018
The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) has released the main program for its 2018 festival, which will run from 24-28 October in Ubud, Indonesia. Among the newly announced international...

Booksellers prepare for Love Your Bookshop Day

8 August 2018
Preparations are underway for the Australian Booksellers Association’s (ABA) Love Your Bookshop Day (LYBD) on Saturday 11 August, with stores around the country hosting events and promotions. More than 50...