In 1995 UNESCO decided that the World Book and Copyright Day would be celebrated on 23 April, as the date is also the anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, as well as that of the birth or death of several other prominent authors.
This year bookshops across Australia are throwing a party and you are invited! Love Your Bookshop Day is a chance to celebrate what makes your local bookshop great. Whether it’s for their amazing staff, their carefully curated range or specialisation or a must-see events program, we encourage you to visit your favourite bookshop on Saturday 11 August and join in with the celebrations.
Don’t forget to tag using #loveyourbookshopday and share why your bookshop is special using the hash tag #whyIlovemybookshop
For more info go here: Love Your Bookshop Day
Melbourne Rare Book Week commenced in 2012 as a partnership between ANZAAB, the University of Melbourne and eight other literary institutions. In 2015, over 44 free events were held at libraries, literary and historical societies and bookshops throughout Melbourne, attracting local, national and international visitors. Melbourne Rare Book Week is now well established in the City of Melbourne’s event calendar. It is a major attraction for book collectors, librarians and all who have a love of words, print on paper and literary heritage.
The Melbourne Rare Book week in 2018 is from 29th June to the 8th of July:
The Melbourne Rare Book Fair in 2018 is from July 6-8, 2018.
For more info go to their website by following this link:
The Feminist Writers Festival is happening this year in Melbourne in May.
The Feminist Writers Festival takes place in Queen Victoria Women’s Centre Trust in Melbourne, Australia. The theme this year is “Rewriting the Story” and as described on their website:
“Rewriting the Story invites you to explore feminist thinking and writing now. Discover how feminist writers in Australia are using words to make change, creating powerful personal and political narratives, and choosing stories over silence. Hear how feminist writers are tackling topics of violence against women, activism and advocacy, and how women actively mentor one another, sustain feminist voices, come together and break the silence. Learn about skilling up, inclusivity, creating communities and working towards change.”
For all sessions and workshops check follow the link below:
On Saturday the 3rd of December in North Melbourne (Australia) at the Lulu Cafe and Gallery, the book launch and signing for “A New Beginning” anthology I have contributed to for Women Who Write will be happening:
I’m today’s featured author for Women Who Write as my short story piece will be in their first anthology. Click the link below to see more including a small taste of my work…
20th of October is the National Day on Writing.
For me writing is a form of therapy…it helps me get all the stuff churning in my mind on paper which is extremely freeing.