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Ghost Poetry. On the left is a book cover with a close-up of a horse's face. On the right is an author image of a young man in a field, with his hands in his pockets and looking off to the right.

Book Review: Ghost Poetry, Robbie Coburn

A poetry collection that reflects deeply on trauma, loss and hope.

Who Comes Calling? On the left is a red and blue abstract book cover, on the right a head and shoulders author image of a woman of Asian appearance with shoulder length straight black hair parted in the middle and a grey short sleeved T shirt.

Book review: Who Comes Calling?, Miriam Wei Wei Lo

Miriam Wei Wei Lo's second poetry collection explores motherhood, immigration, religion and the creative life.

Upturned books lie on grass. Stella Prize.

2024 Stella Prize longlist announcement

This year's Stella Prize's longlisted titles are dominated by the narrative form: novels, memoirs and essays.

Upcoming speakers at Melbourne Writers Festival. L to R: Paul Murray, Leslie Jamison, Michael Cunningham. Photo: Supplied. On the left is a Caucasian man with greying brown hair and a beard, wearing a checkered shirt and looking slightly stern at the camera. In the middle is a Caucasian woman with brown hair hanging in front of her shoulders, head slightly tiled and wearing a vibrant patterned top. On the right is a Caucasian man with black frame glasses, short grey hair and a small smile, wearing a blue shirt.

First look at 2024 Melbourne Writers Festival

Three international speakers have been revealed for the 2024 Melbourne Writers Festival with more to come.

Two panels. Left: black and white photo of blonde woman in a cap, author Donna Cameron. Right. Image of her book, 'The Rewilding'

Book review: The Rewilding, Donna M Cameron

A climate change novel that explores ecological possibilities.

daschund dog standing on top of speaker boxes. Arts news

This week's arts news and trending topics

We break it – you read it. This week's top arts news stories.

The Invocations. On the left is a colour headshot of a young woman with long fair hair, head tilted to the left and smiling slightly at the camera. On the right is a book cover for The Invocations, with a young woman glowering in the centre and two others behind her.

Book review: The Invocations, Krystal Sutherland

A thrilling dark YA urban fantasy about three young women and their demons.

The Wartime Book Club. Image on the left is a book cover with a picture of a 1940s woman in a yellow jumper. On the right is a colour author image of a woman in a white short sleeved blouse with mid length blonde hair and a side parting. She is smiling ruefully off to the right.

Book review: The Wartime Book Club, Kate Thompson

The new historical fiction from this bestselling author is rewarding, but uneven.

Still from recording of feature writing workshop at The Channel - Arts Centre Melbourne. Two women are sitting on stage against a black backdrop. On the left is Celina, an Asian Australian woman in her mid-20s with a black bob, denim jacket and black dress. On the right is Madeleine, a middle aged Caucasian woman wearing a blue and white floral shirt and white pants.

ArtsHub writing workshop 2: Feature Writing

In this session, ArtsHub's Madeleine Swain and Celina Lei run through feature writing from pitch to publish.

2024 Accelerando cohort, from L to R, Top to Bottom: Claire Darrigan, Kat Dunshea, Georgia Sustenance, Thomas Dower, Bodhi Trebilcock Taylor, Gus Crannaford, Raiyan Galvin and Courtney McMullan. Photo: Cameron Jamieson. Portrait photos of the eight Accelerando participants.

Opportunities and awards

Professional development for musicians, writers and creative leaders, plus grants supporting mental health at Fringe and finalists of Asia Pacific…

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