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October 11: Smith’s That Poetry Zoom: Lisa Brockwell and John Foulcher (with open microphone). Bookings: October 18: Smith’s That Poetry Zoom: Recent work readings by Anne Casey and Heather Taylor-Johnson (with open microphone). Reservations: The Virtual Conference of the Historical Novel Society Australasia runs from October 22 to 24 and features more than 70 speakers from around the world. Guest of honor is Geraldine Brooks, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, March. Other international guests include Kate Quinn, Ben Kane, Elizabeth Chadwick, Richard Zimler, Kevan Lyon and Laurie Blum Guest. Keynote speaker Julie Janson will address the topic of Recovery-Restoring, Reconciling and Re-imaging Lost Histories. All interviews and panels will be available for viewing on request for three months after the end of the event at no extra cost. More information and registrations: The Creative Thought and Reflection Competition (CTRL + A) is run by Orana Parents and Friends. Authors Jackie French and Harry Laing are the judges. This year the theme is adapted to the theme Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Week: Old Worlds, New Worlds and Other Worlds. The intention is to include as many children’s stories, poems and graphic novels on one page as possible in the annual Orana Anthology of Creative Thought. Contest entries will be open until November 1, 2021. All school-age children in Canberra and the surrounding regions are eligible to submit entries. All entries must be accompanied by an entry fee. The book can be purchased in advance with delivery in early 2022. Learn more at Historical Novel Society Australasia offers small groups of eight the opportunity to be taught one-day bootcamps on the weekend of October 16th and 17th. The teachers are Kelly Gardiner and Pamela Hart (author), Sophie Masson (publisher) and Nadine Davidoff (editor). There will be 1: 1 manuscript reviews by editors Irina Dunn and Elena Gomez. Gillian Polack offers her research and writes masterclasses for groups of three. See The National Library of Australia Friends is invited to a Meet the Author event with award-winning author Alex Miller on October 27 at. 16.00 ($ 20 Friends members only). He will talk about his new book, Max, which is on the list for the National Biography Prize in 2021. The event will be held live via Zoom. To attend this event, register with your Friends membership number. We will send an e-mail prior to the event with the Zoom URL as well as reminder e-mails one week, one day and one hour before the webinar with the URL to participate. For consideration of Litbits, email no later than 17.00 Monday. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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