On 27 March 2020, Writing NSW signed the National Association for the Visual Arts’ letter to the Prime Minister, ministers and lord mayors on COVID-19. For our response to the current COVID-19 situation click here>>
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Kids & YA Festival 2020
The 2020 Kids & YA Festival will take place on Saturday 27 June! Directed by best-selling, internationally published children’s author Belinda Murrell, this year’s Festival showcases some of Australia’s best-known and dearly loved authors, illustrators, publishers, media personnel and industry professionals.
Katharine Susannah Prichard
In its annual Honouring Australian Writers series, Writing NSW pays tribute to writers who have made an important contribution to our literary culture. In 2020 we honour Katharine Susannah Prichard with an event at the State Library NSW on Saturday 22 August.
Writing On Our Calendar / April 2020
We might be staying at home this month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t engage with some fantastic literary discussions! Pull out your laptop and support writers with some of these great virtual events. This list is updated periodically so you can keep up to date with what’s happening in our (digital) literary communities.
Each month we shine our spotlight on a member of the Writing NSW community to learn more about their writing journey, achievements and inspirations.
Spotlight On / Therese Spruhan
By Lou Garcia-Dolnik
‘[I wanted] to show the complexity of our relationship with pools as much more than places where we learn to swim and cool off in summer… the pool has inspired imaginations, built courage, fulfilled dreams, provided a refuge and, for some, has been a type of church.’