News and Events

The Fellowship of Australian Writers is happy to advise of upcoming and recent events that might be of interest to FAW members and writers generally.

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Speculative Fiction Festival 2017

Saturday 22 July
The NSW Writers’ Centre
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Directed by multi award-winning author Cat Sparks, the festival welcomes submissions from writers of science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, steampunk, alternate history, new weird, supernatural, dystopian and any other subgenre of speculative fiction.

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Society of Women Writers NSW Literary Luncheon

14 December 2016
Keynote:

Amazing! Come and listen to how a group of authors wrote two novels together and got published by the world’s biggest publisher. The Painted Sky is the work of five members of a Sydney book club,

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Sisters in Crime Anniversary Convention

SheKilda3: One-Day Crime Spree
Sisters in Crime Australia’s 25th Anniversary Convention, 19 November 2016

shek3-convention-logoSt Kilda Town Hall, cnr Brighton Road and Carlisle Street, St Kilda, Victoria.

Fifty leading novelists, true-crime writers, screenwriters, lawyers, producers,

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Reminder – Writers Voice Deadline 15 November

Just a reminder that the Writers Voice Quarterly Copy Deadlines are: 15 February, 15 May, 15 August and 15 November each year.
Copy for submission should be sent to:

The Editor,
Writers Voice
65 Barbara Boulevard,

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Book Launch for Helen Boris

By Trevar Langlands, FAW NSW President

I was privileged recently to be asked to a book launch for a wonderful 96 year old Life Member of the FAW. The book is Shards of Life by Helen Boris and it was launched at the Ukrainian Community Centre Lidcombe.

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Annual FAW Awards Luncheon – November 5, 2016

For your diary: 5 November, 2016

Venue:
99 on York,
Level 2,
95-99 York Street, Sydney

Time:
11:30 am for 12:00 noon

Cost:
$45.00 per person

Have you made plans,

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The Society of Women Writers NSW – Literary Luncheon November 9, 2016

LITERARY LUNCH AND WORKSHOP

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Di Morrissey – A Quarter Century as Australia’s Favourite Storyteller.

With millions of books sold around the world, Di Morrissey is one of the most successful and prolific authors Australia has ever produced.

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Goulburn Reader Writer Festival

Goulburn Mulwaree Library is hosting its first Reader Writer Festival on 12 and 13 November.

Promotions Officer, Ellen Bennett, commented: “We have many fine authors presenting and most sessions are free with the maximum payable of $10 for those with a fee.”

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Australian Copyright Council’s Book Discount for October

A message from the Australian Copyright Council:

The e-publication range provides an affordable and accessible option for continued learning and legal advice. Provided in a perpetually accessible format, all that is required is connection to the internet – the e-book will be available on all devices.

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Writers Voice Address List & Gremlins.

Gremlins apparently attacked the Address List for the last mail-out of the Writers Voice Quarterly Bulletin. Surnames were somehow ‘mixed up’ during the printing of the mailing address.

If you are one of the members affected by these gremlins,

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