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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…

A grey-haired woman wearing a white shirt and white-framed glasses sits in front of a crowded bookcase.

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…


Book review: Clean, Scott-Patrick Mitchell

A poetry collection that tracks the hard road from addiction to recovery.


Narratives of struggle and healing in Refugee Week

Events commemorating and celebrating Refugee Week 2022.


Book review: Another Australia, edited by Winnie Dunn

The follow up collection to After Australia, this book offers the lived experience of Indigenous and writers of colour.


Book review: The Jaguar, Sarah Holland-Batt

An award-winning poet illuminates the dying light of her father's years.


How a festival responded to election fever (sausage sizzle included)

Sydney Writers' Festival nimbly navigates election coverage, explains Artistic Director Michael Williams.

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How creative writing helps teens cope with COVID

Creative writing is therapeutic for teenagers, and also shows them new ways of supporting one another.


John Kinsella on creative collaboration

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

A First Nations woman (Evelyn Araluen) in a white suit.

Evelyn Araluen wins the tenth annual Stella Prize

A debut poetry collection takes home the top award for writing by Australian women and gender diverse people.

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