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Upcoming events


Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
(23–27 October)
Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival
(31 October–3 November)


Shanghai Visiting International Children’s Publishers program
(11–16 November)


Australian Booksellers Association conference
(21–22 June 2020)




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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...

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...