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NT Writers Festival postponed until October

7 April 2020
The NT Writers Festival has been postponed due to Covid-19 and is now scheduled to take place from 1 to 4 October in Darwin. Festival director Fiona Dorrell said the...

EWF 2020 to take place ‘entirely online’

2 April 2020
The Emerging Writers Festival (EWF), which runs from 16–23 June, usually in Melbourne, will take place online as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Festival organisers ‘made the proactive decision...

Record book sales at Adelaide Writers’ Week 

17 March 2020
Record book and catering sales at Adelaide Writers’ Week, which ran from 29 February to 5 March, indicate the highest recorded attendance numbers at the festival, according to director Jo...

Broadside festival: Garner tops bestsellers 

20 November 2019
More than 16,000 people attended the inaugural Broadside festival on 9–10 November at the Melbourne Town Hall. Run by the Wheeler Centre, the festival featured international guests including UK author...

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...

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...

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...

MWF schools’ program 2019 announced

24 May 2019
The program for the 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival schools’ program has been announced. More than 60 writers, artists and performers will feature in over 70 events from 2–5 September, with...

EWF 2019 program announced

16 May 2019
The program has been announced for this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival, which runs in Melbourne from 19-29 June. More than 300 guests will appear at over 70 events. The opening...

First authors announced for Byron Writers Festival

8 May 2019
The first authors have been announced for the 2019 Byron Writers Festival, which runs from 2­–4 August. International guests include Kurdish-Iranian refugee Behrouz Boochani (who will appear via livestream from...

Program for inaugural Storyfest announced

1 May 2019
The program for the inaugural Storyfest, running on the NSW South Coast from 21-23 June, has been announced. The festival’s gala dinner, featuring a conversation with Maggie Beer at Cupitt’s...