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Are you wondering where to get your literary fix now that the Sydney Writers' Festival is over for another year? Never fear; there are loads of events to choose from, and I've listed as many as I could find below.

I did this last year as part of my post-writers' festival comedown and it seemed fairly popular; I may even try to keep the list updated this time.

Upcoming literary events in Sydney:

08 June: Paul McGeough talks about his book, Infernal Triangle at Gleebooks; arrive 6 pm for 6.30 pm. Details and bookings here.

09 June: Samantha Brett and Donna Sozio at Dymocks George St, 6 pm. Info here.

09 June: Dominic Smith talks about his book, The Bright and Distant Shores at Gleebooks; arrive 6 pm for 6.30 pm. Details and bookings here.

09 June: Betty Churcher and her Notebooks at Berkelouw Mona Vale, 6.30 pm. More info here.

10 June: Launch: Sex, Genes and Rock and Roll by Robert Brooks at Gleebooks; arrive 6 pm for 6.30 pm. Details and bookings here.

14 June: Nick Dyrenfurth and Frank Bongiorno on the Australian Labor Party at Gleebooks; arrive 6 pm for 6.30 pm. Details and bookings here.

Lots more under here )

Did I miss anything? Let me know by leaving a comment - or catch me @liza_belle on twitter.
lizabelle: (Book and sea)
Sydney's coolest bookshop has opened another outlet in the Inner West, and this weekend the city's literati turned out to celebrate. Booker winner Thomas Keneally was among the authors appearing at Gleebooks in Dulwich Hill on Saturday. He was joined by Miles Franklin-shortlisted (and local) Charlotte Wood, Commonwealth Writers' Prize-shortlisted Michelle de Kretser and young adult author Georgia Blain, before the day was wrapped up with a serving of poetry.


Party time on Marrickville Road

More under the cut: Garth Nix, Irfan Yusuf and PM Newton... )
lizabelle: (Old coat new book)
There's so much on in Sydney at the moment, I'm finding it hard to keep track. Hence, a non-exhaustive list of upcoming literary and writing-related events: July only so far, but I'll update with August dates in the next week. Please follow the links for details, prices and so on.

15-16 July - The Wired Scribe: Telling Digital Stories. Two-day introduction to the benefits of digital media and the power of social networking. Location: Media Alliance Training Centre, Redfern. Cost: $350/$500. More information:

16 July - [sold out] Giant Steps: Pitching, Negotiation and Promotion with Sophie Hamley, Angelo Loukakis and Charlotte Wood. More information:

16 July - New Creative Writing Stage 1 course starts at the Sydney Writers' Centre (five-week course). Cost: $395. See for details and to enrol.

17-18 July - Gleebooks are having a mini writers' fest to celebrate the opening of their new store in Dulwich Hill. Authors include Garth Nix, Michelle de Kretser, Thomas Keneally, Charlotte Wood, David Marr, Irfan Yusuf and Emily Maguire. All events are free (bookings not required, standing room only); see for specifics.

Lots more under here. )

Am I missing anything? Let me know!


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