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$20k unpublished manuscript award launched for WA young writers

5 December 2018

Fremantle Press is partnering with social-purpose organisation the Fogarty Foundation to launch an unpublished manuscript award for young writers in Western Australia, worth $20,000. The biennial award, called the Fogarty Literary...

2019 Scribblers Festival Schools Program announced

19 October 2018

The program for the Scribblers Festival Schools Program, which runs from 8-10 May 2019 in Claremont, Western Australia, has been announced. Launched last year, Scribblers Festival celebrates children’s literature and...

‘Westerly’ magazine editors step down 

8 January 2015

The editors of WA literary magazine Westerly, Delys Bird and Tony Hughes-d’Aeth, have stepped down from their positions.Bird has been editor since 1992, first with Dennis Haskell and then as...

ALIA Fellowship awarded to WA State Library CEO

7 January 2015

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has awarded an ALIA Fellowship to the State Library of Western Australia CEO Margaret Allen.ALIA Fellowships are conferred by the organisation’s board of...

SA Government expands Christmas trading hours 

14 November 2014

The South Australian Government has announced they will allow retailers to trade for extended hours during the Christmas period.Retailers will be able to open their stores at 9am instead of...

WA Government expands Christmas trading hours

5 November 2014

Perth retailers are allowed to trade for extended hours during the Christmas period after changes to trading hours by the Western Australian Government Department of Commerce, reports the ABC. Beginning...

WA prem’s awards 2014 shortlists announced

29 July 2014

The titles shortlisted for the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards were announced on 28 July by State Library of Western Australia CEO and state librarian Margaret Allen. The shortlisted...

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...

WAYRBA 2014 shortlists announced 

3 February 2014

The shortlists for the 2014 West Australian Young Readers’ Book Awards (WAYRBA) have been announced.The shortlisted titles in each category are:Older readers Pathfinder (Scott Orson Card, Simon Pulse) Summer’s Dream...

Pick-a-WooWoo shortlisted for WA business award 

3 December 2013

Western Australia-based publisher Pick-a-WooWoo has been named a finalist in the 2013 Regional Small Business Awards, presented by the Western Australian Government. Pick-a-WooWoo, which publishes Mind Body Spirit books for...

Hitchcock wins inaugural writingWA fiction award 

4 October 2013

Miles Hitchcock has won the inaugural Curtin University Prize for Fiction, administered by writingWA. Hitchcock, who lives in the Western Australian town of Barragup, near Mandurah, won the award for...

Dianne Wolfer wins SCBWI award

30 September 2013

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) has presented the 2013 Louise Schofield Award for Services to SCBWI Australia West to children’s author Dianne Wolfer. Wolfer, who lives...

WA Premier’s Book Awards 2012 winners announced

17 September 2013

The winners of this year’s Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards were announced by Minister for the Arts John Day on 16 September.  Michelle de Kretser was presented with the $25,000 Premier’s Prize, which...