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Book review: Cellnight, John Kinsella

This verse novel weaves disparate themes together into a cohesive whole, including anti-nuclear protests in 1980s Western Australia and the…

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Supernatural crime and poetry win Indigenous Fellowships

The State Library of Queensland’s black&write! Fellowships for 2023 have been announced with two diverse works from First Nations writers…


How a focus on storytelling and character equips would-be writers with essential skills

Authenticity and passion are at the core of the courses run by Story Studios Australia.

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Language, hospitality and discomfort in the work of Mithu Sen

mOTHERTONGUE is a dense, mid-career survey of Bengal-born artist Mithu Sen that escapes simple definitions.


Second consecutive poetry win for 2023 Stella Prize

Editor, critic and poet Sarah Holland-Batt has taken out the 2023 Stella Prize for a tender but unflinching collection on…


Celebrating local stories through place-based programming

Running from 1-4 June 2023, the NT Writers Festival offers the perfect reason for a mid-winter getaway to Alice Springs.

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Small presses shine in Stella shortlist

Six ‘culture shifting’ books have been shortlisted for the $60,000 Stella Prize, which recognises the best books by Australian women.

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Shepparton Festival’s new direction raises the culture stakes

As one of Australia’s major regional arts festivals, Shepparton Festival is building on its multicultural heritage and demographical changes to…


Book review: Dress Rehearsals, Madison Godfrey

An electric and poetic manifesto of selfhood.


Book review: In Bed with Animals, Bronwyn Lovell

Lived experience of gender discrimination in poetic form.

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