Litbits December 12 2015

Poet Geoff Page at his home in Narrabundah. Photo: Jay CronanPOETRY NOT AT THE GODS

Poetry at the Gods will be reborn with a new name and home in 2016. Next year, the series will be relocated to the Italo-Australian Club, 78 Franklin Street, Forrest, and renamed Poetry at Terza Rima. Admission is still $10 waged, $5 unwaged and dinner is available from 6pm at Tosolini’s in the club (meal bookings on 6239 7520), with readings at 7.30pm. Les Murray will be the first reader there on Tuesday, February 9. Others are Kathleen Bleakley, John Foulcher and Suzanne Edgar (March 8), Iggy McGovern and Petra White (April 12) and Cassandra Atherton and Alan Wearne (May 10), Devin Johnston, Adrian Caesar and Nicola Bowery (June 14), Robyn Rowland and Sarah Holland-Batt (July 12), Russell Erwin, Kathy Kituai and Paul Munden (August 9), Geoff Goodfellow and Nigel Roberts (September 13), Theodore Ell, Andrew McDonald and Sarah Rice (October 11), Judith Beveridge and Michelle Cahill (November 8) and Andrew Burke and Tim Thorne (November 8). Bookings essential. Email Geoff Page on [email protected]备案老域名. OLGA MASTERS AWARD

The winner of the 2015 Olga Masters Short Story Award was Sharon Willdin from Petersham (NSW) for her story, “No. 12 Hollis Street”, which won $1500; the runner-up was Pamela Parker (Caloundra, Qld) for “Matt McConachie: This is your life” which won $500. The winning entries can be accessed at olgamastersshortstoryaward老域名备案老域名. CALIBRE PRIZE

Australian Book Review seeks entries in the 10th Calibre Prize for an outstanding non-fiction essay. All essayists writing in English are eligible, regardless of where they live. Essays must be between 3000 and 7000 words and must be written in English. Deadline: January 18, 2016. First prize is $5000 and publication in ABR. See: australianbookreview老域名备案老域名/prizes/calibre-prize/calibre-online-entry. What’s on

December 12: Between 10am and 2pm at Harry Hartog Book Store at Woden Plaza, author Mick O’Donnell will be talking about and signing his latest historical fiction crime novel Absence of Evidence, recently published by Novel Suite. The novel is Mick’s third following on from Betrayal and Stillsbury Lane. Further information on 6232 5832 or mickodonnellonline老域名.

December 14: Geoff Page will be featured in That Poetry Thing at Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra City, at 7pm (doors open 6.30pm) – with open mike session, interview and reading. Cost: $5.

December 15: Frank Bongiorno will discuss his history book The Eighties with former Canberra Times editor-at-large Jack Waterford at Muse Canberra, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston at 8pm. Tickets $10 includes a drink. Bookings: musecanberra老域名备案老域名.

December 16: Canberra poets`The Mull & Fiddle Quartet – Martin Dolan, Suzanne Edgar, Michael Thorley and Melinda Smith – will provide an evening entertainment at Manning Clark House, 11 Tasmania Circle, Forrest. 7.30pm. $10 full, $7 concession, free to members. All welcome.

December 22: Diana Thompson’s debut novel, Winterflood’s Passion, is a piece of erotica set in the Southern Highlands. She will talk about it at Muse Canberra, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Avenue, Kingston at 8pm.Tickets $10 includes a drink. Bookings: musecanberra老域名备案老域名.

January 14: Celestial Storytelling in the Conference Room, Level 4 at the National Library of Australia features storytelling with a Chinese twist from 11.30am to noon. Cost $2 a child. Bookings: nla.gov备案老域名.

February 2: In the National Gallery of Australia shop at 10.30am, Claudia Hyles will discuss The merchants of light by Marta Maretich. Cost $15 members, $18 guests. Bookings: nga.gov备案老域名.

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