The 2015 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards are now open for entries. The awards recognise, reward and promote writing in the ACT community.
The awards include the 18th Annual Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award and the Michael Thwaites Poetry Award, which will close on Friday September 18.
The Publishing Awards are also open for entries by ACT region authors that have been published by small publishers or self-published. Entries will close on Friday September 11.
Winners will be announced at the 2015 ACT Writers Centre Annual Awards Night in December
Events & Workshops
10am–4pm Saturday 5 September
How do you transition from the occasional article to regular commissions? Join Benjamin Law as he explores the essentials of successful freelance writing, and illuminates the business of freelancing in an ever competitive market.
Benjamin Law is a journalist, columnist and screenwriter. He is the author of two books – The Family Law (2010) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012).
10:30am-1:30pm Saturdays 5 and 12 September
Uncover, discover, excavate, explore - your life experiences are buried treasure just waiting to be crafted into poetry. Attend one or both workshops
Lizz Murphy has published 12 books of different kinds, including seven poetry titles. She is widely published in Australia and overseas.
10am–4pm Sunday 26 September
Kids' writing involves a broad range of mediums but all include writing, craft, editing, critiquing, industry knowledge, the pitch and pathways to publication.
Awarded an Order of Australia for children’s literature, Susanne Gervay is published in Australia and internationally. Her children’s books cross all ages from picture books to young adult novels.