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February

Perth Festival Writers Week
(18–24 February)

March

Adelaide Writers’ Week
(2–7 March)
Leading Edge Books conference
(17–19 March)

April

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

May

Scribblers Festival Schools Program
(8–10 May)
Institute of Professional Editors conference
(8–10 May)
Jerusalem International Book Forum
(12–15 May)
Children's Book Council of Australia National Conference
(31 May–2 June)

June

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

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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,...

Byron Writers Festival 2018 program announced

13 June 2018
The full program for the 2018 Byron Writers Festival, which runs from 3-5 August, has been announced, featuring 140 writers, thinkers and commentators. International guests include UK-based novelists Matt Haig...

Sharp appointed CEO of SWF

8 June 2018
Sydney Writers’ Festival (SWF) has appointed Chrissy Sharp as its new CEO. Sharp, who was previously the inaugural director of the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne from 2009 to 2011, will...

New England Writers’ Centre launches new pitch program 

7 June 2018
New England Writers’ Centre (NEWC) has launched a new pitch program, Pitch Independent, to connect regional writers and illustrators with small and independent presses and literary magazines. Pitch Independent will...

NT Writers’ Festival Wordstorm 2018 wraps up 

6 June 2018
The 2018 Northern Territory Writers’ Festival was held over four days from 24-27 May in Darwin. With the theme ‘exploring outside the margins’, this year’s program featured more than 40...

First authors announced for 2018 Byron Writers Festival

31 May 2018
The first authors have been announced for the 2018 Byron Writers Festival, which runs from 3-5 August. International guests include British author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay, Saudi Arabian women's rights activist...

BWF releases 2018 schools program

30 May 2018
The Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) has released its 2018 Word Play program, designed for students from prep to year 12. The Word Play program will run from 4-7 September at...

MWF 2018 schools’ program released 

23 May 2018
The Melbourne Writers Festival (MWF) has released its 2018 schools' program, which will run from 27-30 August. Held at Melbourne's Federation Square, the 2018 MWF schools' program will focus on...

EWF 2018 program launched

16 May 2018
The Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has announced its 2018 program, which runs from 19-29 June in venues across Melbourne’s CBD and surrounding suburbs. Timmah Ball, Tony Birch and Neil Morris...