Day: April 10, 2019

Competitions and Opportunities
Australian Writers' Centre Team

2019 ACU Prize for Poetry now open

Entries are now open for one of Australia’s richest poetry competitions offering $18,000 in prizes. The 2019 ACU Prize for Poetry will be awarded for outstanding poetry with the theme Solace, reflecting on Anne Frank’s supposition: “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go

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Competitions and Opportunities
Australian Writers' Centre Team

Vicki Laveau-Harvie’s memoir wins the $50,000 Stella Prize

First-time author Vicki Laveau-Harvie is the winner of 2019 The Stella Prize for her memoir The Erratics. This is the first time in its seven-year history that a memoir has won the Stella Prize and the second time it’s been awarded to a debut author. The Erratics from The Stella

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Dean Koorey

Q&A: Just desserts or just deserts?

Each week here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we dissect and discuss, contort and retort, ask and gasp at the English language and all its rules, regulations and ridiculousness. It’s a celebration of language, masquerading as a passive-aggressive whinge about words and weirdness. This week we have deserted our dessert…

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