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A national celebration of poetry’s diversity

A month of readings, events and workshops takes off in August to showcase diverse poetic talents and the breadth of…

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The work will outlast the life: Gwen Harwood as feminist icon

Gwen Harwood may be one of Australia’s most celebrated 20th century poets but has often not been seen for the…

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John Kinsella on creative collaboration

The complexity and rewards of co-writing poetry across oceans and cultures.

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Incoming: Adelaide Writers' Week Director

Former publisher Louise Adler has been announced as the next Adelaide Writers’ Week Director with plans to reawaken writers and…

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Has digital debunked the book fair?

With the pandemic closing down major events in the publishing industry, the virtual book fair offers advantages and challenges.

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Poetry helping us understand the climate crisis

Poetry allows us feel the full emotional impact of climate change, says Cardiff Metropolitan University's Christina Thatcher.

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Why bookshops are good for you

Browsing in bookshops is good for our psychological health, making Love Your Bookshop Day all the more important.

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Writers seek solidarity in lockdowns

Surviving lockdown isn’t easy, but some Western Sydney writers believe reading the stories of people from diverse backgrounds can help…

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How festivals are coming out of COVID

After 2020’s postponements, festivals are back with a renewed focus on the local, exciting audiences across the nation.