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Upcoming events


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


LEB Conference 2020
(22–24 March 2020)


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




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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...

IPEd conference 2019: pay rates, copyright discussed

22 May 2019
More than 300 delegates attended this year's National Editors Conference in Melbourne in May, under the theme ‘Beyond the page’. Run by the Institute for Professional Editors (IPEd), the peak...

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...

Lost in Books to host IBBY Honour Books exhibition

10 May 2019
Multilingual children’s bookshop Lost in Books, situated in the Sydney suburb of Fairfield, is hosting the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Best Books of the World Exhibition,...

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...

NT Writers’ Festival 2019 program announced

23 April 2019
The program for the 2019 NT Writers’ Festival, to be held from 16-19 May, has been announced. The annual festival alternates between Darwin and Alice Springs, and will this year...

2019 Scribblers Festival full program announced

12 April 2019
The line-up for the second annual Scribblers Festival, which celebrates children's literature and arts, has been announced. Running from 8–12 May in the Perth suburb of Claremont, Scribblers Festival will...

EWF announces 2019 festival ambassadors

2 April 2019
The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has announced the five writers appointed ambassadors for the National Writers’ Conference, which runs from 22-23 June at State Library Victoria. The ambassadors are Katherine...

Over 200 attend 2019 Leading Edge Books conference 

27 March 2019
Just over 100 booksellers, more than 100 publishers and suppliers and 35 authors attended this year’s Leading Edge Books (LEB) conference, which was held in Adelaide from 17-19 March. LEB...

SWF 2019 program announced

15 March 2019
The program has been announced for this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF), which runs from 29 April to 5 May. Fifty-five international guests and 360 Australian writers, academics and public...

Clunes Booktown Festival 2019 program announced

1 March 2019
The program for the 2019 Clunes Booktown Festival, to be held from 4-5 May in Clunes, Victoria, has been announced. Around 25 writers will appear at the festival, including Robbie...

VIPs announced for SWF 2019

18 February 2019
The Australia Council for the Arts has announced the guests attending the 2019 Visiting International Publishers (VIPs) program, to be held alongside the Sydney Writers’ Festival in late April and...

MWF to move to State Library Victoria

5 February 2019
The Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) will move its headquarters this year to State Library Victoria (SLV), after 10 years of being based at Federation Square. The library’s ongoing Vision2020 redevelopment...

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...