Ode to a Papermate Inkjoy 100, A Poem by Penny O’Hara
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Ode to a Papermate Inkjoy 100, A Poem by Penny O’Hara

Penny O’Hara’s poem, Ode to a Papermate Inkjoy 100, won the 2015 Michael Thwaites Poetry Award, as part of our ACT Publishing and Writing Awards announced last year. The judge, Melinda Smith, described it as “a fabulous tight piece of metaphyics with lots of clever witty angles, none of them overdone.” Read it for yourself below.  Who can say who picked up whom? … Continue reading

Action (Bus Route 2), a poem by Sarah Rice
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Action (Bus Route 2), a poem by Sarah Rice

Sarah Rice’s poem, Action (Bus Route 2) was Highly Commended for the 2015 Michael Thwaites Poetry Award. This poem was described by judge, Melinda Smith as “A personable, compassionate meditation on having and not-having with some sharply observed moments”.  Action (Bus Route 2) There’s someone living in my bus stop two bikes three bags and … Continue reading

2015 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Shortlist
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2015 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards Shortlist

We are excited to announce the 2015 ACT Writing and Publishing Awards shortlist. The announcement of the winners will take place at 6pm Thursday 17 December in the Main Hall at Gorman Arts Centre. More details about the event are here. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to admin@actwriters.org.au This year, we are also pleased to welcome … Continue reading

Now Open: 2015 Anne Edgeworth Fellowship for Young Writers
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Now Open: 2015 Anne Edgeworth Fellowship for Young Writers

Applications are now open for the 2015 Anne Edgeworth Fellowship for Young Writers.  The Anne Edgeworth Writers’ Fellowship is provided to an emerging young writer in the Canberra Region.  The Fellowship is worth up to $5,000 and is to be used to advance the recipients’ education in the craft of writing.  The Fellowship is provided … Continue reading