tag: Canberra writers


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 August 17, 2017 by ACT Writers Centre

Ten locals to look for at the Canberra Writers Festival

It’s pulling some big names from around the country, but the 2nd annual Canberra Writers Festival is also presenting a selection of talent from Canberra’s own writing community. The Festival begins next week, running from Friday 25th August to Sunday 27th August 2017 in venues around town. Read on for ten locals to look for – […]


Posted on October 26, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Writers, Dreams & the Creative Process

By: Penny Hanley, Blogger in Residence Tapping into hidden creativity In dreams we find ourselves on a bridge between realities. We can tap into hidden wells of creativity, with access to wisdom not available in our waking lives. In dreams we regain or maintain our mental health as our brain files information, consolidates memories and […]


Posted on May 17, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Keeping the Dream Alive

Matthew C Lamb reflects on his place in the world as a writer, and what the future holds in his final post as Blogger in Residence. I want to be a writer. For the longest time I found this difficult to admit. I guess I thought it an unrealistic aspiration, or that I would be […]


Posted on May 10, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Canberra Poetry Scene – Part 2 “Slam” Poetry

Chris Kerr compares the “slam” and traditional poetry scenes, chatting to a few of Canberra’s notable poets in his last post as Blogger in Residence. [Photograph by: Brianna Laugher] This is the second of two blog posts looking at the Canberra poetry scene. The first one explored the sometimes overlooked world of Bush Poetry. In […]


Posted on May 3, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Latin verbs, letters home and Stephenie Meyer: an interview with Daniel O’Malley

Matthew C Lamb interviews author of The Rook and Stiletto, Daniel O’Malley, for his penultimate post as Blogger as Residence. [Image by: fireflyracer] I went to the same primary school as Daniel O’Malley; he was two years ahead of me. When I read in The Canberra Times in 2012 that a genre novel he had written […]


Posted on March 4, 2016 by ACT Writers Centre

Take Note: Q&A with Noted Festival

Find out what the brains of this year’s Noted Festival had to say when they chatted to Blogger in Residence, Chris Kerr. Noted, Canberra’s independent writers’ festival, returns for its second year from 16 to 20 March. This year, Noted will put on a literary smorgasbord of events at venues ranging from galleries to pubs and everything […]