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Read Like A Girl – Young Writers Conference

Read Like A Girl – Young Writers Conference

An afternoon of hands-on writing workshops for young writers, led by leading Australian authors. With sessions designed to expand your knowledge, accelerate your craft, and…

Younger Young Writers’ Program 2018

Younger Young Writers’ Program 2018

The Younger Young Writers’ Program is a series of sessions for high school and university students, as part of the National Young Writers’ Festival. Sessions…

Michael Pryor Writing Workshop

Michael Pryor Writing Workshop

Want to improve your writing? Attend a one day writing workshop with YA author and master storyteller Michael Pryor, to learn how to truly make…

‘What the Woods Keep’ Melbourne Book Launch

‘What the Woods Keep’ Melbourne Book Launch

You are invited to celebrate the publication of WHAT THE WOODS KEEP by Katya De Becerra. To be launched by author Astrid Scholte.

Our publishing journey- Black Cockatoo Magabala Books

Our publishing journey- Black Cockatoo Magabala Books

The story emerged out bush in Halls Creek in the Kimberleys. Snippets of remote life flowed onto the page. It was strange to take a…

Black Cockatoo- Aboriginal Novella

Black Cockatoo- Aboriginal Novella

Black Cockatoo¬†by Carl Merrison and Hakea Hustler (Magabala Books 2018) has just launched with a comprehensive, Australian Curriculum aligned teacher resource package. The novella weaves…

#LoveOzYA Q&A with Jane Caro

#LoveOzYA Q&A with Jane Caro

Jane Caro has a low boredom threshold and so wears many hats; including author, novelist, lecturer, mentor, social commentator, columnist, workshop facilitator, speaker, broadcaster and…

REIGN OF MIST: Sequel to bestselling YA fantasy novel due out next month!

REIGN OF MIST: Sequel to bestselling YA fantasy novel due out next month!

Following the success of her debut novel, Heart of Mist, Sydney author Helen Scheuerer will release its highly anticipated sequel, Reign of Mist, on September…

Better Words Podcast

Better Words Podcast

Better Words is a fortnightly book and culture podcast hosted by best friends Caitlin and Michelle. Each episode brings new interviews with creative people, with…