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Nonfiction festival launched in regional Victoria 

16 July 2014

A new literary festival billed as Australia’s ‘largest festival to showcase only nonfiction literature, writing and ideas’ will be held in Geelong, Victoria, in August.The Word for Word: National Non-fiction...

Kimberley Writers Festival postponed until 2015 

9 May 2014

The Kimberley Writers Festival in Western Australia has been postponed until 2015. Festival coordinator Joanne Roach said in a statement: ‘The challenge of raising sponsorship and grant contributions has proven...

Clunes Booktown Festival program announced 

28 April 2014

The program for the 2014 Clunes Booktown Festival has been released. Among the authors due to appear at this year’s weekend event, to be held on 3 and 4 May...

Wordstorm 2014 program released 

11 April 2014

The program for the Northern Territory writers festival Wordstorm 2014 has been released. Running in Darwin from 29 May to 1 June, the festival will feature 70 writers, including 40...

Auckland Writers Festival 2014 program released 

2 April 2014

The program for the 2014 Auckland Writers Festival, to be held from 14-18 May, has been released.The festival will feature over 140 international and local guests. International guests on the program...

Nonfiction, children’s books top BWF bestsellers 

11 September 2013

Tim Cope’s On the Trail of Genghis Khan (Bloomsbury) has topped the bestsellers list at this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF), with nonfiction and children’s books taking out the top...

Write Around the Murray 2013 program announced 

8 August 2013

The program for this year’s Write Around the Murray Festival in Albury, New South Wales, has been announced. The festival, which runs from Wednesday 4 September to Sunday 8 September, has the...

Attendance, box office up at EWF 2013 

5 June 2013

The 2013 Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) attracted a larger audience and higher box office sales than last year’s festival, according to festival director Sam Twyford-Moore. The festival, which was the first...