Posted on November 30, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Us Mob: Launch of Too Deadly and ACT Leadership Book

On Tuesday 21 November, a small crowd gathered at the Belconnen Arts Centre.  They were treated to not one but two book launches.  Too Deadly: Our Voice, Our Way, Our Business was developed by Us Mob Writing Group.  A Pocketful of Leadership in First Nations Australia Communities edited by Kerry Reed-Gilbert was the second publication […]

Posted on November 10, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Where’s Miranda? 50 years of Picnic at Hanging Rock

By Angharad Lodwick In 1967 a book was published that has haunted Australia for 50 years. To celebrate this milestone, the National Library of Australia held a very special event. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay is a novel set in the Mount Macedon area of Victoria in 1900. Centred around a fictional female […]

Posted on November 8, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Writing games: A Q&A with Maurice Suckling

By Hannah Egan Have you ever thought about writing games? Maurice Suckling has worked on over 40 published video games, and answered some questions about how to get started, the industry, and how games writing varies from other forms of writing. HANNAH: How did you first break into writing games? MAURICE: I was writing – […]

Posted on October 27, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Q&A with Anna Snoekstra

Canberra-born (now Melbourne-based) author Anna Snoekstra is headed back to the capital next week, for the launch of her new novel Little Secrets. Anna took the time to give us an insight into her process and practice, and set the scene for the book… Tell us about the inspiration for your new book Little Secrets. […]

Posted on October 23, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Horror (and Halloween) With Kaaron Warren

Canberra-based author Kaaron Warren has been publishing horror and science fiction for more than 20 years. We caught a brief chat with her ahead of her forthcoming workshop (and Halloween!)… Do you have any Halloween reads you’d recommend, and do you have a dream literary Halloween costume? I’ve just finished Adrian Barnes’ Nod, which was brilliant. […]

Posted on October 19, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Like a Love Affair: Ivan Southall

Like a Love Affair: Ivan Southall—Fellowship Presentation at the National Library of Australia by Dr Gabrielle Carey By Angharad Lodwick I remember reading a book in the late 1990s when I was in about grade six. All I could remember was that it was about a group of children who get stranded in a cave […]

Posted on October 12, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Celebrating Member Milestones

Our spotlight on member successes and achievements. Hearty congratulations to all! Jo Forestier Jo had a poem ‘Believe in Me’ published in the Waco Wordfest 2017 anthology. Biff Ward Biff was a winner (from a circle of six winners)—of the Griffith Review Novella competition for 2017, that will be published later this month. Ron Schroer Ron was shortlisted […]

Posted on October 4, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Q&A with Angela Savage

Angela Savage is an award-winning writer of crime fiction and the new director of Writers Victoria. We caught up with Angela ahead of her Canberra later this month… Why do you think crime fiction resonates with so many people? What draws you to the genre? Earlier this year I wrote an article on the appeal […]

Posted on September 29, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

HARDCOPY – dealing with rejection and success

By Angharad Lodwick As any aspiring writer knows, or is shortly about to find out, writing and rejection go hand in hand. J K Rowling was famously rejected as many as 12 times before she managed to find a publisher for her best-selling Harry Potter series. While I’m not quite at the stage of submitting […]

Posted on September 21, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

From Page to Stage – Under Sedation at The Street Theatre

Under Sedation: Canberra verse remixed takes on a curated collection of compositions from the 1940s to the present day, weaving together the old, the new, sung, spoken, published, drafted, applauded, unknown, the earnest, irreverent—and turns them into a new theatre work. The Street talked to Adele Chynoweth, almost a year after interviewing her about her commission and […]

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