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 […]


Posted on September 20, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Translator, Traitor

By Rosalind Moran To translate written work, especially colourful prose or poetry, is an exercise both punctuated by glee and fraught with anxiety. The ethical pitfalls of translation are many, and synonyms somehow never quite enough. If one resignedly steamrolls alliteration and meter, the yells they emit could be transliterated as anything from “ouch”, to […]


Posted on September 13, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Why We Love Oz YA

By Emma Gibson I’ve already shared some of my highlights from the recent Canberra Writers Festival. Over the course of that weekend I attended several young adult fiction events, which merited a post of its own. On the Sunday of the festival, I went to a session titled ‘The importance of Australian YA’. Immediately before […]


Posted on September 6, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Previewing the Poetry on the Move Festival

POETRY ON THE MOVE is a festival of poetry, taking place in Canberra from the 14th to 21st of September. We asked Paul Munden, Festival Director, about this year’s program. The theme for this year is ‘Border Crossings’. How has that manifested itself in the festival? The theme emerged naturally. ‘Borders’ of all sorts are very much […]


Posted on September 1, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Q&A With Antony Loewenstein

We chat to widely published and widely travelled author Antony Loewenstein about his path to the journalism trade and the place of news today, ahead of his freelancing and journalism workshop… How did you get into journalism? Can you describe your early career? I started freelancing in Melbourne in the early 2000s, writing for free […]


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