Between the Lines is a facilitated book discussion group for writers with an active practice presented for the first time in 2017 by the ACT Writers Centre.

Over the course of a year, Distinguished Professor Jen Webb from the University of Canberra will lead participants through a series of bimonthly conversations about books on a specially curated list. The focus will be on authorial technique and achievement, rather than subjective personal judgements on whether or not the book is ‘good’ or ‘bad’. In 2017 the focus will be Australasian literary novels. The sessions will be held from 6.30pm-8.30pm on a Thursday in February, April, June, August, October, December at Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon, ACT.

The novels as selected by Professor Webb are:

  • Mr Pip (Lloyd Jones)
  • Memory (Margaret Mahy)
  • Whale Rider (Witi Ihimaera)
  • Mullimbimby (Melissa Lucashenko)
  • Bath Fugues (Brian Castro)
  • Foal’s Bread (Gillian Mears)


$285 for the full six sessions across the year. No concessions and payment must be paid in full prior to commencing the program. Participants will be responsible for accessing copies of the novels.

How to apply

Applications for Between the Lines are currently closed.