2013 / Canberra / Ghostboy / Miles Franklin / Rebecca James / writers group

June at the ACT Writers Centre

Miles Franklin MTA

Thursday June 6th
Meet the Miles Franklin Shortlist: Q&A and book signing at the NLA

In partnership with the National Library of Australia and the Copyright Agency Limited, the ACT Writers Centre presents an in conversation event with three of this year’s Miles Franklin Shortlist: Romy Ash (Floundering), Annah Faulkner (The Beloved) and Carrie Tiffany (Mateship with Birds) and judge Richard Neville. Chaired by ABC 666’s Melanie Tait.

When: Thursday, 6th June, 6pm
Where: The National Library of Australia Theatre $5 ACT Writers Centre members / Friends of the NLA, $10 others (includes refreshments and book signing)
Booking Details: Booking essential. To book, phone: 02 6262 9191 or email: admin@actwriters.org.au

David StavangerMonday June 17th
Slam the Mic!

A poetry workshop with David Stavanger (AKA Ghostboy)
This workshop is part of our young writers program and is aimed at writers aged 18-30

The Slam the Mic! Poetry workshop will help budding young poets & writers sharpen their words for live performance with Australian Poetry’s Queensland Coordinator and slammer David Stavanger.
When: 6-8pm, Monday 17 June 2013

Where: ACT Writers Centre Workshop Room
Booking Details:
$20 members/$30 non-members. You can book by phone on 6262 9191, online or at the office. Payment is required at time of booking.
For more information visit:

Rebecca JamesThursday June 20th
The ACT Writers Centre and Paperchain Bookstore present
Sweet Damage
: Tania McCartney in conversation with celebrated Young Adult author Rebecca James

Join us as Tania McCartney chats to YA sensation, author Rebecca James, who has been referred to as ‘the new JK Rowling’ (Wall Street Journal). Rebecca has just launched her second novel Sweet Damage (Allen & Unwin). Her first novel, Beautiful Malice (Allen & Unwin) was an international sensation, selling rights to 52 countries.

When: 5.45 for 6.00pm, Thursday June 20
Where: Paperchain Bookstore, Manuka
Booking Details:
RSVP Wednesday June 19 Telephone 6295 6723 or email info@paperchainbookstore.com.au
For more information visit:

asa_logo_colSaturday June 29th
The ACT Writers Centre and the Australian Society of Authors present
How to Build and Market an App

This workshop will step you through the development process in Apps from a business and marketing perspective. It will offer some essential tools so that your ‘idea’ has the best chance of success. Special attention will be given to authors/illustrators with ideas for BookApps and animated picture books. You won’t learn how to code an App but you will learn whether your App is worth coding in the first place.

When: Saturday June 29th 2013 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen

For more information visit: http://asauthors.org/event/6970/how-to-build-and-market-an-app

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