Writing On Our Calendar / April 2022

Fill your April with these wonderful writing events. There’s a range of online and in person events to keep you going, including a fundraiser for Lismore Library, poetry readings, prize announcements, panel discussions, and a good showing for live theatre!

Crime Writers for Lismore Library

1 April: Crime Writers Talking Books for Lismore Library
Candice Fox, Chris Hammer and Michael Robotham will be talking to crime fiction lover and ABC broadcaster Kate Evans from Radio National’s Bookshelf about the place of libraries and books in their lives, and the crime story they could set in a library. Attend in person or stream online. Book here.

3 April: Sisters In Crime – Sex, lies and crime writing
Join Sisters in Crime NSW co-convenors Siobhan Mullany and Ann Penhallurick in a rap about crime writing to love, to think about, to escape to – or from. Purchase tickets here.

Talking Writing: Philippines

7 April: Talking Writing: Philippines (POSTPONED TO 3 MAY)
Writing NSW invites a panel of Filipinos in diaspora and Filipino-Australians to share their work, celebrate the rich, multi-faceted narratives of their cultural and personal identity, and to discuss which stories they consider urgent to tell. Register here.

9 April: NEXUS: Youth Arts Festival
A celebration of visual arts, music, dance and performance showcasing young creatives from Bankstown and beyond. Free to attend.

Kolour Me Kweer x Queerstories

9 April: Kolour Me Kweer x Queerstories
Blacktown Arts, Kolour Me Kweer and Queerstories are proud to announce the speakers for Queerstories live performance: Keith Quayle, Shanaya Donovan, Zac Roberts, Jinny-Jane Smith, Gary Lonesborough. Buy tickets here.

14 April: Word Travels – Multilingual Stories
Multilingual Stories is a sharing circle where we celebrate languages other than English, share stories and poems about being new to a place and weave diverse perspectives into a vibrant evening mesh. Find out more here.

29 March – 9 April: A is for Apple at Griffin Theatre
Jessica Bellamy’s (Shabbat Dinner) inventive new play asks how women who grew up under patriarchy can rewrite the myths that formed them, and create a version of ‘woman’ that embraces contradiction and complexity. Find out more here.

April 20: UTP Dream Sequence – Episode 1 launch
Dream Sequence is Utp’s ongoing online space for experiments in the digital realm, where artists are resourced to play and present new works. Find out more here.

White Pearl

11 March–23 April: White Pearl at Sydney Theatre Company
From the brilliant mind of Anchuli Felicia King, White Pearl was a runaway smash on its 2019 Sydney premiere with co-producer Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta. After a hit season at Queensland Theatre in 2021, this knockout production will return in 2022, this time at The Wharf. Book here.

24 April: poetry launch – Ron Pretty, Jack Baker and Peter Frankis
The launch of Ron Pretty’s In the Cave, Jack Baker’s Stranded, and Peter Frankis’s Shorely, will take place at 3.00 pm Sunday 24th April, at the Illawarra Yacht Club, 1 Northcliffe Drive, Warrawong. All proceeds including book sales will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. To keep this event COVID safe, please RSVP peterfrankis@iinet.net.au

28 April: 2022 Stella Prize winner announcement
The 2022 Stella Prize longlist includes novels, short fiction, memoir, social history, a book-length essay, a graphic novel, and – eligible for the first time in 2022 – poetry collections.

More from Writing NSW

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