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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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

NYWF announces artists for 2018 festival

20 July 2018
The National Young Writers Festival (NYWF) has announced the artists appearing on its 2018 program, which runs from 27-30 September in Newcastle. Guests announced on this year’s program include Alison...

Melbourne Writers Festival 2018 program launched

18 July 2018
The program for the 2018 Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), which runs from 24 August to 2 September, has been announced. This year's festival will open with a gala celebration featuring...

WORD Christchurch 2018 program announced

18 July 2018
The program for the 2018 WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival, which runs from 29 August to 2 September, has been announced. Among the international guests attending this year’s festival...

Canberra Writers Festival 2018 program launched

17 July 2018
Canberra Writers Festival has announced the full line-up of guest speakers for its festival program, running from 23-26 August. International guests appearing at the festival include Scottish author Irvine Welsh,...

Storyology festival 2018

11 July 2018
The Walkley Foundation’s Storyology journalism festival will be held in Brisbane and Sydney in July. The festival has a program of public talks and exhibitions that showcase great journalism. Guest...

BWF 2018 program announced

6 July 2018
The program has been announced for the 2018 Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF), which runs from 6-9 September. More than 200 writers will appear at the festival, including human rights barrister...

International authors announced for MWF 2018

21 June 2018
The first international authors have been announced for the 2018 Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF), which runs from 24 August to 2 September. International guests include musician Andrew WK, who will...

Byron Writers Festival 2018 program announced

13 June 2018
The full program for the 2018 Byron Writers Festival, which runs from 3-5 August, has been announced, featuring 140 writers, thinkers and commentators. International guests include UK-based novelists Matt Haig...

Sharp appointed CEO of SWF

8 June 2018
Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) has appointed Chrissy Sharp as its new CEO. Sharp, who was previously the inaugural director of the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne from 2009 to 2011, will...

NT Writers’ Festival Wordstorm 2018 wraps up 

6 June 2018
The 2018 Northern Territory Writers’ Festival was held over four days from 24-27 May in Darwin. With the theme ‘exploring outside the margins’, this year’s program featured more than 40...