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Parsons appointed BBWF director 

13 December 2011

Jonathan Parsons has been appointed the new director of the Byron Bay Writers Festival. Parsons ‘brings to this position over twenty years experience working in the arts and cultural scenes,...

In Brief 

24 October 2011

Screen Australia funding for book adaptationsScreen Australia has approved funding for the development of a number of feature films based on Australian books in its latest funding round. Screen Australia...

Ubud writers festival: 20% audience growth 

11 October 2011

Organisers report that audience figures grew by 20% at the 2011 ANZ Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali, Indonesia, compared to the 2010 festival. Festival director Janet DeNeefe told the...

BBWF looks for new director 

20 September 2011

The Northern Rivers Writers' Centre (NRWC) has announced that it is looking for a new director for the 2012 Byron Bay Writers' Festival (BBWF).Sarah Ma, information manager for the NRWC, told...

ANZ to sponsor Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 

12 September 2011

The organisers of the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali, Indonesia, have announced a new partnership with the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ Group), which will see...

‘Indelible Ink’ wins Age Book of the Year 

28 August 2011

The winners of the 2011 Age Book of the Year awards were announced on 25 August at the opening keynote address of the Melbourne Writers Festival. Indelible Ink (Fiona McGregor, Scribe) won the...

‘Indelible Ink’ wins Age book of the year 

25 August 2011

The winners of the 2011 Age Book of the Year awards were announced last night at the opening keynote address of the Melbourne Writers Festival. Indelible Ink (Fiona McGregor, Scribe) won...

In Brief 

5 April 2011

Children's book to raise money for Christchurch All proceeds from the sale of a new children's book will be donated to the Red Cross to support the rebuilding of Christchurch...

In brief 

5 December 2010

New category for WA's Premier's Book Awards  The State Library of Western Australia has announced that a new category will be added to the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards from next...

Attendence up at 2010 Ubud writers festival 

12 October 2010

The 2010 Citibank Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, Indonesia last week was the largest in the festival's history. The four-day festival was attended by 135 writers from 27...

Emerging Writers’ Festival comes to Sydney 

28 September 2010

The Emerging Writers' Festival (EWF) has announced that it will host a festival in Sydney for the first time this year. The one-day mini festival will be held on Sunday...

Baker replaces Caffin at Byron Bay Writers Festival 

28 September 2010

Candida Baker has replaced Jeni Caffin as Director of the Northern Rivers Writers' Centre and the Byron Bay Writers' Festival. Caffin, who programmed the Byron Bay Writers' Festival for the...

Inaugural Queensland Writers Week in October 

14 September 2010

The Queensland Writers Centre (QWC) has announced it will implement the inaugural Queensland Writers Week (QWW) from 11 to 17 October. The week-long event will be an ‘open literary festival',...

MWF celebrates 25 years 

7 September 2010

The Melbourne Writers Festival has recorded a 10% increase in the number of tickets sold in 2010 and said the festival had ‘maintained record attendances of 50,000'. It was Steve...