Writing On Our Calendar / February 2020

Put those new year resolutions to good use with these great events!

Friday 31 January – Sunday 2 February: The Lost Voice of Anne Brontë, a play by Writing NSW member Cate Whittaker, will be showing at the Tom Mann Theatre in Surry Hills.

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Monday 3 February: Hemingway’s Polydactyl Kitten Club & Speakeasy February event will include spoken word, poetry and readings of new work. Head to Avalon Restaurant, Katoomba for a 7pm start. Entry $5-$10.

Tuesday 4 February: The Glebe Hotel is hosting The Poetry Lounge featuring Dr Brentley Frazer and Ali Whitelock. This free event starts at 7pm.

Image courtesy of The Poetry Salon Sydney

Wednesday 5 February: Head to Better Read Than Dead for the launch of Luke Arnold’s debut, The Last Smile in Sunder City.

Friday 7 February: Harry Hartog Maitland will be hosting Tea Cooper to talk about her new novel, The Girl in the Painting. This free event will be from 6pm. Head to Eventbrite for more details and booking.

Image courtesy of Harry Hartog Books

Tuesday 11 February: Springfield Farm will be hosting Canadian writer Sarah Selecky for a Creative & Co Soirée from 7pm. Tickets are $50, with all proceeds going to the Rural Fire Service.

Wednesday 12 February: Society of Women Writers NSW are hosting Dr Sukhmani Khorana for Refugees and Solidarities: Is Food a Solution? at State Library NSW from 12pm.

Saturday 15 – Sunday 23 February: Head to Orange for the annual Banjo Paterson Australian Poetry Festival, coinciding with the poets birth date. Program and booking here.

Sunday 16 February: Outback Writer’s Centre are holding their monthly Write-In at Macquarie Regional Library in Dubbo. Socialise, discuss ideas and inspiration with other writers in the area. More info here.

Sunday 16 February: In celebration of Fair Day, Better Read Than Dead are holding a series of Pride events on writing and publishing queer stories and celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community. More info and book here.

Thursday 20 February: Join us at Writing NSW for Talking Writing: Africa, an evening of readings and discussion with writers from the African diaspora. Free for members. 6:30 – 8:00pm.

Tuesday 25 February: Berkelouw Books Mona Vale will be chatting with writer Peter Grose about his new book, Ten Rogues. Tickets are $11.64 inc. booking fees, the event starts at 6:30pm. Head to Eventbrite for more details.

Tuesday 25 February: Celebrate the announcement of the 2020 CBCA Notable List of books at the Night of the Notables! 5:00pm start at Dymocks George St, Sydney. Book here.

Friday 28 February  – Sunday 1 March: The inaugural IF Maitland Indie Writer’s Festival will be a celebration of independent writing and publishing, with over three dozen events held across the weekend.

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