June 2016

With this list of literary events throughout June, there’s plenty of ways to channel all your inspiration from last month’s Sydney Writers’ Festival. Fill your diary with celebrations of the old and the new. 2 June – ABC Book Club taping Join...

Laurel Cohn on the power of stories and structure

Laurel Cohn has spent her working life exploring ways of communicating stories about ourselves and others. As a developmental editor she has been helping writers since the 1980s prepare their work for publication and hone their pitches. Many writers she has worked...

Awesome Animal Stories for Kids by Aleesah Darlison

For some time now, both as a parent reading to my children and as a children’s literature student, I’ve felt that a little too much children’s fiction falls into the animal genre. And it has a long history: the horrific wolf in Perrault’s Little Red Riding Hood of...

Benjamin Law on his narrative journalism journey

Benjamin Law is a frequent contributor to frankie, The Monthly, Qweekend and Good Weekend. He has written for over 50 Australian and international publications (including The Australian Financial Review, The Big Issue, Smith Journal, Sunday Life and Crikey) and has...

First Friday Club with Bookseller Amelia Lush

First Friday Club is our members-only monthly conversation and morning tea with an expert industry professional. May’s meeting featured Membership & Administration Officer Sherry Landow in conversation with Amelia Lush, manager of Better Read Than Dead in...