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Industry responses to Australia’s Poet Laureate position

The National Cultural Policy heralds a Poet Laureate posting. What do the poets think?


New regional festival celebrates queer writers

With events across Victoria in centres such as Shepparton, Traralgon, Warrnambool and Geelong, Q-Lit aims to connect the queer community…


Vale Robert Adamson, poet of the Hawkesbury River

Adamson was widely feted in his five-decade career as a poet, publisher and editor.


Winners of 2022 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards announced

Writers across six categories took home $80,000 each, with a focus on stories of war.


Is a writing career a viable option in Australia?

Funding cuts and the need for a living wage for writers figure strongly in the discussion about the future of…


Writing doesn’t deliver a living wage says new Australia Council report

An Australian author’s average income is just $18,200 a year according to a new Australia Council survey.


To amplify diverse voices

A specialised bookstore advocates for books written by authors of colour to take up more space on our shelves.


A poem for a tree – POEM FOREST

For each entry in this poetry competition, a tree was planted in an attempt to seed hope for the environment.

Carclew with visitors on the lawn

Carclew celebrates 50 years of youth arts in South Australia

In its 50th year of operation, Carclew reflects on the past while warmly embracing the future.


Admissions into art, language and mental health

A collection documenting mental health in Australia by a wide range of voices with lived experience.

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