Heart of a Dog: An original stage musical born and bred in Canberra
Canberra / playwriting

Heart of a Dog: An original stage musical born and bred in Canberra

Local Writer/Producer Jim McGrath writes about an original stage musical born and bred in Canberra. “On the white and pristine pages of Moscow winter snow, a dark story unfolds… Dr Philip Preobrazhensky lives a privileged life in revolutionary Moscow, thanks to his internationally celebrated skills in reproductive surgery and his Party elite patients. But a … Continue reading

Writing The Grass Castle: Where Fact Ends and Fiction Begins
Canberra / Karen Viggers / novels

Writing The Grass Castle: Where Fact Ends and Fiction Begins

 It’s natural for writers to include elements of themselves in their writing, but where does fact end and fiction begin? – by Karen Viggers Join Karen for the launch of The Grass Castle on Saturday 15 February from 1:30pm–3:30pm at the Belconnen Arts Centre. The book will be launched by Alex Sloan from 666 ABC Radio Canberra at … Continue reading

Canberra Writers at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival
2013 / Canberra / Josh Inman / Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

Canberra Writers at the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival

 – by JC Inman A swarm of ravenous literary types have begun descending on Bali’s cultural Mecca of Ubud ready to devour this year’s crop of luminaries, for this weekend is the 10th Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. As one of the madding crowd, I will be throwing myself into festival in the same way … Continue reading

In review: CONFLUX 9/ NATCON 52
Canberra / Conflux / CSFG / Event / Uncategorized / Workshop / writers group

In review: CONFLUX 9/ NATCON 52

Bob Phillips attended the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild-hosted annual CONFLUX: an event for writers of Science Fiction and beyond. This year, it was held in collaboration with the similarly-genred NATCON. Here are his thoughts on the convention that was. Speculative fiction [spec fic] is a broad church: it covers science fiction, fantasy, horror, artwork, games, … Continue reading

June at the ACT Writers Centre
2013 / Canberra / Ghostboy / Miles Franklin / Rebecca James / writers group

June at the ACT Writers Centre

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 … Continue reading

Inevitable/Comfortable/Symbolic Canberra
Canberra / Centenary / Interview / Reading

Inevitable/Comfortable/Symbolic Canberra

ACTWC Intern Laura Bartlett investigates new literary blog, Dinner at Caphs, and sheds light on the inspiration of reader and blogger Danielle Wickman and her year-long tour of Canberra. – by Laura Bartlett In the past, Canberra has copped a few bashings about being a place barren of cultural activity, or worse still, contrived cultural … Continue reading