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Alice Bishop and Wayne Macauley at the Australian Short Story Festival (VIC)

Join A Constant Hum author Alice Bishop and Simpson Returns author Wayne Macauley at the Australian Short Story Festival, the annual celebration of short stories in written and spoken forms.

As the first national event to focus exclusively on the short story form, the Australian Short Story Festival offers a unique contribution to the nation’s literary culture, as well as a timely response to the current resurgence of this aesthetically exacting narrative form.

The festival is a non-profit organisation set up to bring writers, oral storytellers, and audiences together in a different Australian city each year. In 2019 the Festival will be held for the first time in Melbourne, Victoria, from 18 – 20 October.

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Di Websdale-Morrissey at Albury Library (NSW)

Join Di Websdale-Morrissey as she reads from her new book, On a Wing and a Prayer: The Race that Stopped the World, which tells the thrilling tale of the MacRobertson International Air Race of 1934 and Albury’s significant role in the Uiver’s safe arrival in Melbourne. Di will speak about this exciting event and the process of writing the book.

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Vikki Wakefield at Marion WordFest (SA)

Join celebrated authors Poppy Nwosu, Vikki Wakefield & Allayne Webster as they share excerpts from their books and discuss their insights about writing for young adults. 

This panel event is part of the Marion WordFest.

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Tyson Yunkaporta at The Moat (VIC)

In October, The Wheeler Centre's Next Big Thing at The Moat will explore themes of escape and discovery; estrangement and re-connection.

Tyson Yunkaporta’s Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World calls for a radical rethinking of the human relationship with the world we live in. Kathryn Hind’s debut novel, Hitch, is about a young woman’s perilous hitchhiking journey through the Australian desert. Katy Warner’s Everywhere Everything Everyone is a high-concept YA novel about power and resistance. And Lujayn Hourani’s essay, 'Carmen, Hassad, and Every Dream I've Ever Had', appears in the most recent edition of Voiceworks.

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Robyn Annear launches Nothing New at The Taproom, Castlemaine (VIC)

Robyn Annear will launch her new book, Nothing New: A History of Second-Hand as part of Books at the Brewery in Castlemaine.

Tickets are $10 and redeemable on bar purchases or book sales on the night.

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Vikki Wakefield at Geelong Library (VIC)

Join Vikki Wakefield at Geelong Library as she discusses her latest YA novel, This Is How We Change the Ending.

This is a free event but bookings are essential.

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Tim Watts in conversation at the Sun Theatre (VIC)

Join Tim Watts MP in conversation with author, academic and activist Shireen Morris to discuss his new book, The Golden Country: Australia’s Changing Identity.

The conversation will be followed by a signing in store at The Sun Bookshop.

This is a free event, but please book here.

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Melanie Cheng at Jaipur Literature Festival in Adelaide (SA)

Join Room For a Stranger novelist Melanie Cheng and Huo Yan and Rebekah Clarkson at The Antipodes panel, presented by the producer of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival. This year JLF Adelaide invites you to take a ride around Asia with some of the region’s most celebrated writers, thinkers and performers, in an event that combines talks, panels, and readings with music and performances.

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Garry Disher at Avid Reader (QLD)

Cass Moriarty is in-conversation with beloved author Garry Disher for the launch of his latest crime thriller Peace.

Constable Paul Hirschhausen runs a one-cop station in the dry farming country south of the Flinders Ranges. He’s still new in town but the community work—welfare checks and working bees—is starting to pay off.

Now Christmas is here and, apart from a grass fire, two boys stealing a ute and Brenda Flann entering the front bar of the pub without exiting her car, Hirsch’s life has been peaceful. Until he’s called to a strange, vicious incident in Kitchener Street. And Sydney police ask him to look in on a family living outside town on a forgotten back road.

Suddenly, it doesn’t look like a season of goodwill at all.

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Garry Disher at Mosman Library (NSW)

Garry Disher has published fifty titles across multiple genres. When honoured with the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement award, he was described by the Australian Crime Writers Association as “a giant not only of crime fiction but of Australian letters”.

His latest novel Peace is about Constable Paul Hirschhausen who runs a one-cop station in the dry farming country south of the Flinders Ranges. He is still new in town but the community work, welfare checks and working bees are starting to pay off. Now Christmas is here and apart from a grass fire, two boys stealing a ute and Brenda Flann entering the front bar of the pub without exiting her car, life has been peaceful for the Constable.

Then he is called to a strange, vicious incident in Kitchener Street and Sydney police ask him to look in on a family living outside town on a forgotten back road. Suddenly, it does not look like a season of goodwill at all.

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