This Book Changed my Life

December 8, 2016

Thirteen writers and illustrators receive ASA mentorship awards

Thirteen talented writers have been selected as mentorship recipients under the ASA’s Emerging Writers’ and Illustrators’ Mentorship Program. Twelve of these mentorships are supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, while the thirteenth is funded by the income from the collected works of acclaimed children’s author, Edel Wignell. Each recipient receives a 25-hour free mentorship to develop […]

November 30, 2016

The 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award Shortlist Announced

UWA Publishing today announced the 2016 Dorothy Hewett Award Shortlist for unpublished manuscripts. The award, now in its second year, attracted 85 entries of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, which were judged by poet Lucy Dougan, critic James Ley and UWA Publishing Director, Terri-ann White. The judges were thrilled that three of the shortlisted manuscripts have […]

November 23, 2016

$160,000 in Fellowships Awarded by the Copyright Agency

The Copyright Agency awarded an unprecedented $160,000 for its Author Fellowship and four Publishing Fellowships, along with two NAVA Visual Arts Fellowships at the inaugural Copyright Agency | Viscopy annual showcase in Sydney tonight. “This year’s fellowship announcement will award a record $160,000 providing crucial financial support for the pursuit of creative excellence and innovation […]

November 21, 2016

Finalists for Australia’s Richest Author Fellowship Announced

The Copyright Agency’s annual $80,000 Author Fellowship, honouring the work of Australia’s best mid-to-late career authors has today announced its shortlist. The fellowship, which has doubled in value from $40,000 in its inaugural year, is now the flagship endowment for mid-to-late career authors providing valuable financing so they can develop their next work. “The calibre […]

November 18, 2016

Reading Australia celebrates three years of bringing Aussie stories back to the classroom

Reading Australia is celebrating its third birthday with more than 270 books, 80 essays and almost 120 teaching resources now available to teachers Australia-­wide, as part of its ongoing commitment to improve the teaching of Australian literature in schools. Reading Australia was created by the not-­for-­profit Copyright Agency in response to growing concerns that knowledge […]

October 5, 2016

Co.Lab Writer + Director Program 2016 participants just announced!

Supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, the Malthouse Theatre (VIC) recently announced the 2016 participants for its seedling initiative, Co.Lab Writer + Director Program. The first program of its kind in Australia, this 3 year intensive residency enables selected playwrights and directors, across all stages of their careers, the time, space and opportunity to come […]

September 9, 2016

Literature under threat if copyright changes are adopted

On the day of the announcement of the Miles Franklin Award (26 August), author Anna Funder wrote in The Age, “Even as a child I knew that the books that got the gold sticker tapped into something profound about humanity and about this country. When my book All That I Am won in 2012, though I was far […]

Kim Williams

August 26, 2016

Keeping the focus on ‘Brilliant Careers’

Melbourne Writers’ Festival 2016 Opening Night Speech by Kim Williams on the Miles Franklin Award What does it take to produce a superb work of literature? Talent, intelligence and the perseverance of an explorer, perhaps even a fictitious one such as Johann Ulrich Voss. A writer needs patience, time and a quiet place to encounter an […]

Page 1 of 812345...Last »

Image Credit: Angela Tiatia, Soft Power. Courtesy of the artist and Alcaston Gallery, Narrm Melbourne. © Angela Tiatia/Licensed by Viscopy.

Image Credit:

Image Credit:

Upcoming Events