April 2018

Get excited for April! This month, don’t miss out on the Newcastle Writers’ Festival, a great series of poetry slams and workshops, as well as a feast of other excellent events, readings and launches. 3 April: Word in Hand April – Betty Grumble & Gabrielle Journey...

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

What do you get when you mix a witch, a ghost and a love triangle? An engaging page-turner called How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather. The running theme for this book is something we’ve all read before – a strange girl who has just moved to a new school and is...

Cracking the Case with Emily Maguire

Emily Maguire is the author of five novels, including An Isolated Incident, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, the Stella Prize and the ABIA Literary Fiction Book of the Year. Ahead of her one-day crime-writing workshop, Beyond the Whodunnit, we...

A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay

In the 1940s, Elsie Gormley and her husband become the proud owners of a brand-new house in a riverside suburb of inner Brisbane. Here, Elsie builds the life she has always dreamed of, as loving wife to Clem and devoted mother to Elaine and Don. Sixty-two years later,...
Polishing to perfection with Linda Funnell

Polishing to perfection with Linda Funnell

Ahead of her six-week course, From First Draft to Polished Manuscript, we spoke to longtime publisher and editor Linda Funnell about perfecting a manuscript and getting your work out there. What’s the most common mistake that writers make with their first...