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September 2019

Wayward Women exhibition to 30 June 2020: Old Treasury Building, Melbourne

September 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
Melbourne, Vic 3000 Australia
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Free

This exhibition presents ten stories about individual women’s lives in the past.  All of the women could be described as ‘wayward’.  Either intentionally, or through force of circumstance, they transgressed society’s rules in some way. Some prospered, but others paid dearly for their actions. The women and girls featured in this exhibition all lived in Victoria in the decade from 1894-1904. It was a time of great privation for many people, with the economy in deep depression and unemployment high.…

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February 2020

2020 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize

February 26 @ 8:00 am - May 1 @ 5:00 pm
$15 – $25

$12,500 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize is currently open! Closes 1 May 2020 Entries are now open for the 2020 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize, worth a total of AU$12,500. The Jolley Prize is open to all short story writers writing in English. We seek original short stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words. First Prize: $6,000 Second Prize: $4,000 Third Prize: $2,500 Judges: Gregory Day, Josephine Rowe and Ellen van Neerven Use the online entry form to submit your…

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May 2020

A new $30,000 literary prize for historical fiction

May 1 @ 8:00 am - June 30 @ 5:00 pm

With prize money of $30,000, the new ARA Historical Novel Prize gives Australian and New Zealand historical novelists the chance to be recognised in a class of their own, with the most significant prize purse for any genre-based prize in Australasia. The ARA Historical Novel Prize has been made possible by the generosity of its principal partner, ARA Group, which has ensured the success of its last two biennial conferences with their continuing support. They’re also delighted to involve regional…

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Cancelled: Writing NSW: Crime Writing Fundamentals with Sarah Barrie

May 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writing NSW, Callan Park, Balmain Rd
Lilyfield, NSW 2040 Australia
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$120 – $200

Have you always wanted to know how to write crime? Or do you have a crime novel underway that needs work? Crime Writing Fundamentals with best-selling author Sarah Barrie, is suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to write a successful crime novel. Sarah Barrie Sarah Barrie is an Australian author writing suspense in rural settings. Her bestselling print novel, Secrets of Whitewater Creek, earned her a spot as one of the Top 10 breakthrough authors of 2014, and her next three…

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June 2020

Writing NSW: Online: Crime Writing with Marianne Delacourt

June 22 @ 8:00 am - July 31 @ 5:00 pm
$395 – $660

Join award-winning author Marianne Delacourt for this six-week online crime writing course starting on 22 June, to discover the basics of crime writing. Learn how to craft a charismatic protagonist, how to research real-life details and, importantly, where your book can fit in the market. 22 June to 31 July 2020, online Marianne Delacourt Marianne Delacourt is the crime-writing pseudonym of speculative fiction author, Marianne de Pierres. The first book in her Tara Sharp crime series, Sharp Shooter, won the Australian Sister’s in Crime…

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