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Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
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(31 October–3 November)

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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...

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...