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November

Neilson Hays Bangkok Literature Festival
(16–17 November)
SPN Independent Publishing Conference
(21–23 November)

February

Perth Festival Literature & Ideas Weekend 
(21–23 February 2020)
Adelaide Writers’ Week
(29 February–5 March 2020)

March

LEB Conference 2020
(22–24 March 2020)

June

Australian Booksellers Association conference
(21–22 June 2020)
BookUp
(23 June 2020)

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First writers announced for Adelaide Writers’ Week

30 October 2019
The first writers have been announced for next year’s Adelaide Writers’ Week, which runs from 29 February to 5 March. International guests include Nigerian novelist Chigozie Obioma, Omani novelist and...

LEB to hold 2020 conference in Brisbane

21 October 2019
Leading Edge Books (LEB) will hold its annual conference on 22–24 March at the Sofitel Brisbane Central. The conference program for Sunday, 22 March includes member forums, a keynote presentation,...

APA announces new industry conference BookUp

8 October 2019
The Australian Publishers Association (APA) has announced a new conference for the Australian book industry called BookUp. Aimed at ‘all book publishing people’, the one-day event will explore the future...

SPN announces conference keynotes

3 October 2019
The Small Press Network has announced three keynote speakers for its 2019 Independent Publishing Conference, to be held at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne from 21–23 November. Claire Squires, director...

Jaipur Literature Festival returns to Adelaide

30 September 2019
The Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival will host the second Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) Adelaide on November 1–3. More than 60 guests will appear at 40 free events as part...

BWF: YA, women authors top bestsellers

13 September 2019
The State Library of Queensland (SLQ) bookshop recorded a 5.9 percent growth in sales at the Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) bookstore from the previous year, thanks to ‘the strong six-day...

Inaugural Terror Australis Festival program launched

27 August 2019
The program for the inaugural Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival, which runs in various locations in Tasmania’s Huon Valley from 31 October to 3 November, has been announced. With...

ABA announces 2020 conference dates

23 August 2019
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) has announced that the 96th annual conference and trade exhibition will be held at the Sofitel Wentworth in Sydney from 21–22 June 2020. In conjunction...

Full program announced for Ubud 2019

15 August 2019
The full program has been announced for the 2019 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF), which runs from 23–27 October in Ubud, Indonesia. Joining a total of 180 speakers from...

Program announced for 2019 Blak & Bright festival

7 August 2019
The program for this year’s Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival, to be held in Melbourne from 5-8 September, has been announced. More than 60 First Nations writers and...

Canberra Writers Festival 2019 program launched

15 July 2019
Canberra Writers Festival has announced the full line-up of guest speakers for its festival program, which runs under the theme ‘power, politics and passion’ from 21–25 August. Over 160 authors...

Melbourne Writers Festival program announced

11 July 2019
The full program for the 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival, which runs from 30 August to 8 September, has been announced. The program will run under the theme ‘When We Talk...

MWF reveals first international guests

24 June 2019
Sonic Youth co-founder and author of the memoir Girl in a Band (Faber) Kim Gordon, Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt, and Black Lives Matter activist and author DeRay Mckesson are the...

BWF 2019 program announced

21 June 2019
The program has been announced for the 2019 Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF), which runs from 5–8 September. Over 160 writers will appear at the festival, which in recognition of the...

Byron Writers Festival program announced

12 June 2019
The program for this year’s Byron Writers Festival, which runs from 2–4 August, has been announced. More than 140 local and international guests will take part in over 120 sessions...