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International Military Writers’ Festival
(5–7 April)
RightsTech: Europe conference
(9–10 April)
Sydney Writers’ Festival
(29 April–5 May)


Visiting International Publishers program
(1–3 May)
Clunes Booktown Festival
(4–5 May)
Scribblers Festival Schools Program
(8–10 May)
Institute of Professional Editors conference
(8–10 May)
Queenscliffe Literary Festival
(11–26 May)
Jerusalem International Book Forum
(12–15 May)
Children's Book Council of Australia National Conference
(31 May–2 June)


(21–22 June)
Australian Booksellers Association conference
(23–24 June)


Melbourne Writers Festival
(30 August–8 September)


Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival
(31 October–3 November)




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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...

Your store: Training wheels 

30 August 2018
Brisbane bookshop Avid Reader and the Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) have launched an all-day booksellers’ training program that will include sessions on using Nielsen BookScan; the financial realities of running...

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...

Booksellers prepare for Love Your Bookshop Day

8 August 2018
Preparations are underway for the Australian Booksellers Association’s (ABA) Love Your Bookshop Day (LYBD) on Saturday 11 August, with stores around the country hosting events and promotions. More than 50...

ABA announces 2019 conference dates

27 July 2018
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) will hold its 2019 conference and trade show in Melbourne at Pullman Melbourne on the Park on 23-24 June. ABA CEO Joel Becker said, ‘We’re...

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,...

ABA to trial one-day training session in Brisbane 

13 July 2018
The Australian Booksellers Association (ABA) is hosting a one-day booksellers’ training session in Brisbane on 21 August. The all-day program, which runs from 9am to 5pm, will include sessions on...

Indie Publishing Forums launched 

11 July 2018
A number of Australian book industry organisations have joined together to launch the Indie Publishing Forums, a series of events aimed at small publishers, self-publishers, aspiring writers, established authors, students of publishing...

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...

SPN announces 2018 conference research day keynote

21 June 2018
The Small Press Network (SPN) has announced Monash University associate professor Rebecca Giblin as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Independent Publishing Conference academic research day, which will take place...

Booksellers NZ 2018 conference program released

14 June 2018
The program for the 2018 Booksellers NZ Conference, which runs from 25-26 August, has been announced. Booksellers NZ CEO Lincoln Gould says this year’s conference is ‘all about the book,...