Kirsten Tranter on writers and libraries in a time of isolation

Newswrite cover illustration by Katherine Smith In the early days of 2020, smoke from wildfires around the state of NSW was still drifting into Sydney now and again. When I visited my local library in Marrickville on the bad days, it was hard to breathe; the space had...

Talking Writing: Africa

In Febuary 2020 we gathered for an evening of readings and discussion about Africa and it’s relationship and influence on writers across the diaspora as a place and culture. Panellists discussed notions of Bla(c)kness in Australia and and the diverse, complex...

June 2020

Monday 1 June: Our very own Senior Program Officer Ashley Kalagian Blunt will be launching her latest book, How to be Australian, in conversation with Rob McDonald. Hosted by Better Read Than Dead on Zoom, register free here. Tuesday 2 June: Emerging Writers’...

What We’re Listening To: May

Dragon Friends Ashley Kalagian Blunt, Senior Program Officer More nonsense: a Dungeons & Dragon comedy podcast. I have no interest in D&D, and heard about this podcast and the Sydney-based live show for years without trying it. But after I listened to all...