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NSW Writers’ Centre announces Kids & YA Festival 

21 May 2014

The NSW Writers’ Centre will hold a Kids & YA Festival on 28 June with panels, workshops and discussions on children’s writing and publishing, to be directed by author Aleesah Darlison....

NSW library to run ‘I Hate this Book’ book club

14 May 2014

Shoalhaven City Library in New South Wales is running a book club entitled ‘I Hate this Book’, reports the South Coast Register. According to the Shoalhaven City Council website, the...

Knox wins 2013 Ashurst Business Literature Prize 

9 May 2014

Malcolm Knox has won this year’s Ashurst Business Literature Prize for his book Boom: The Underground History of Australia, from Gold Rush to GFC (Viking). Ashurst vice-chair Mary Padbury presented...

In brief 

9 April 2014

Mitchell Library petition attracts over 9000 signaturesAn online petition protesting changes to the Mitchell Library at the State Library of NSW (SLNSW) has attracted over 9000 signatures. As previously reported...

Banjo Paterson Festival to be held in February 

9 January 2014

A new festival celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Banjo Paterson will be held from 7-17 February in Paterson’s birthplace, the city of Orange in New South Wales....

SLNSW launches WWI commemoration project 

20 November 2013

The State Library of New South Wales (SLNSW) has launched a new project commemorating World War I. The project, which will run from 2014 to 2019, will include an onsite collection,...

In brief 

4 November 2013

ALIA contributes to proposal to establish local Network of Emerging Library Innovators The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has announced that it is contributing to a proposal to establish a...

Compton wins Newcastle Poetry Prize 2013 

16 October 2013

Jennifer Compton has won the 2013 Newcastle Poetry Prize for her poem ‘Now You Shall Know’. Compton was presented with the award, which is worth $12,000, at a ceremony in...

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...

In brief 

17 July 2013

New location for Lavington Library in NSW Albury City Libraries has opened a new library in the city’s suburb of Lavington, reports the Border Mail. The new Lavington Library, which...

Unleash Books & Education outlets close 

1 May 2013

Independent bookselling chain Unleash Books & Education closed its four stores in Westfield shopping centres in Sydney in March. A spokesperson for Westfield confirmed to Books+Publishing that the Unleash Books...