22 June 2013

NYWM: Day 22


How do you find out about new books to read? Do you check out shortlists for prizes such as the Stella Prize or Miles Franklin? Check out recommendations from Goodreads? How about the helpful What Should I Read Next tool? Are you participating in the Australian Women Writers Challenge? Or do you rely on good old fashioned recommendations from friends?

Do you attend a bookclub? We can all enjoy our monthly dose of the First Tuesday Bookclub, and Kill Your Darlings bookclub is also one we can all attend, seeing as the allocated meeting place for discussions is Twitter… hooray! On June 26 between 1-2pm you should follow the #KYDBOOKCLUB hashtag and join in the conversation about Jill Stark’s High Sobriety. You can also check out Estelle Tang’s review on the KYD website.

Opportunities and Events

Zinesters, nominations for the Golden Stapler Awards are now open.

This one is beyond cool. Are you a Dark Crystal fan? If so, you might like to try your hand at writing an official Dark Crystal book! Submissions are open from October this year, so plenty of time to get your piece together.

In Sydney from August 6-9 the MEAA are hosting Storyology, a summit of media and creativity. The program is an exciting four day mix of journalism, media and storytelling, including a full day of panels and workshops for freelance writers.

Did you know the Australian Writers’ Centre conducts online courses? No matter where you’re located you can take courses such as Creative Writing Stage 1, which kicks off on July 1.

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that – Stephen King

Tell us if reading and writing go hand-in-hand for your creative work…

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