tag: ACT Writing and Publishing Award


Posted on December 6, 2018 by ACT Writers Centre

ACT Book of the Year announced as we celebrate our community

Canberra-based poet and Barkindji man, Paul Collis, has been awarded the ACT Book of the Year at our ACT Writers Centre Publishing and Awards Night for his work Dancing Home. The Centre’s awards evening and Christmas party, held on Thursday 6 December at the Ainslie Arts Centre, brought together over 100 members of the arts, […]


Posted on June 19, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Ode to a Papermate Inkjoy 100, A Poem by Penny O'Hara

Penny O’Hara’s poem, Ode to a Papermate Inkjoy 100, won the 2015 Michael Thwaites Poetry Award, as part of our ACT Publishing and Writing Awards announced last year. The judge, Melinda Smith, described it as “a fabulous tight piece of metaphyics with lots of clever witty angles, none of them overdone.” Read it for yourself below.  Who can say who picked up whom? […]


Posted on December 3, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

2015 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Shortlist

We are excited to announce the 2015 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards shortlist. The announcement of the winners will take place at 6pm Thursday 17 December in the Main Hall at Gorman Arts Centre. More details about the event are here. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to admin@actwriters.org.au This year, we are also pleased to welcome […]


Posted on November 25, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

Stilettos, A Poem by Robyn Lance

Stilettos, by Robyn Lance won the 2014 Michael Thwaites Poetry Award. Read Robyn’s poem below. Other shortlisted and winning entries will be published here in the coming weeks. The diminutive bride, her maids, mother, and an aunt teetering in toe-peeper taupe, hang five toes off just subtler-than-stilts stilettos, each foot an italicised s with arches stretched to the max […]


Posted on November 12, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

The Garden House, A Short Story by Alison O'Hara

Alison O’Hara’s short story, The Garden House, was shortlisted in the 2014 Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award. Read her piece below. Stay tuned for the publication of other shortlisted and winning entries in the coming weeks. They can be found here. She could tell straight away that the garden had once been loved. Tall natives straggled […]


Posted on November 4, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

The Loose Thread and the Sterile Needles, A Short Story by Cara Lennon

Cara Lennon’s story, The Loose Thread and the Sterile Needles, was shortlisted in the 2014 Marjorie Graber-McInnis Award. Read her piece below. Other shortlisted and winning entries will be published here in the coming weeks. I don’t usually keep a diary, but my encounters with Rory were so unusual, I feel the need to jot something down. I’m writing […]


Posted on October 28, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

Hookin’ in, A Short Story by Christine Kearney

Christine Kearney’s short story, Hookin’ In, was shortlisted in the 2014 Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award. Read her piece below. Stay tuned for the publication of other shortlisted and winning entries in the coming weeks. They can be found here. We land and Gracie vomits. Then we go down the stairs in an icy wind and […]


Posted on August 6, 2015 by ACT Writers Centre

2015 ACT Writing & Publishing Awards are Open

The ACT Writers Centre’s 2015 Writing & Publishing Awards are currently open for entries. The awards recognise, reward and promote writing in the ACT community. Winners will be announced at the 2015 ACT Writers Centre Annual Awards Night in December. We have a number of different awards including: 18th Annual Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award This […]


Posted on December 17, 2014 by ACT Writers Centre

Winners of the 2014 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards

The 2014 ACT Writers Centre Award winners were announced at the end-of-year Christmas celebrations, held on 16 December in the courtyard of Gorman Arts Centre, Braddon. The annual awards include the Marjorie Graber-McInnis Short Story Award, the Michael Thwaites Poetry Award, the ACT Writing and Publishing Awards and the inaugural Anne Edgeworth Fellowship for Young Writers. The winners […]