Litbits November 4, 2017

Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Australian Book Review seeks entries in the 14th Peter Porter Poetry Prize, open until December 3 and worth a total of $8500. Poems must be written in English and not exceed 75 lines. See:

ABR Fellowship

To celebrate Australian Book Review's 40th birthday in 2018,it has announced a 40th Birthday Fellowship (worth $10,000). It seeks proposals for four original review essays, commentaries, and/or interviews to be published during 2018. Applications close on January 15, 2018. See:

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November 5: At Muse at 3pm, Mandy Sayer, author of Australian Gypsies, will be in discussion with Ann McGrath. $12 (includes a drink).

November 7: At 6.30 pm in the China in the World auditorium, ANU, in a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event, Terri Butler and Andrew Leigh will discuss the political process based on Butler's new book Labour of Love. Bookings at or 6125 4144.

November 8: Alex Miller will talk about his new novel The Passage of Love at the National Library of Australia Theatre at 6pm with Adrian Caesar. $20 includes book signing and refreshments.

November 8: Poetry at the House features Tony Lintermans (Melbourne), Moya Pacey and the poetry of Alan Gould (Canberra). It's on at 7.30pm in the Fellows Bar at University House. Admission: $10 waged, $5 unwaged. RSVP:

November 11: At 3.30pm at Wesley Music Centre, 20 National Circuit, Forrest. Chaconne, a novel by Canberra writer Diana Blackwood, will be launched by Subhash Jaireth, with performances by soprano Emma Griffiths and harpsichordist Peter Young. Free event. RSVP:

November 11: At Muse at 4pm, Scott Bevan will discuss his book The Harbour, about Sydney Harbour. $12 includes a drink.

.November 14: At 6pm in the. Copland Lecture Theatre, ANU in a free ANU/Canberra Times Meet the Author event, Walkley award winner Chris Masters will be in conversation with former Chief of Army Peter Leahy on Masters' new book, No Front Line. Australian Special Forces at War in Afghanistan. Bookings at or 6125 4144.

November 15: At Muse at noon The Long Table features Benjamin Law in a discussion of his Quarterly Essay: Moral Panic 101.$65 (includes two course lunch, wine + copy of QE67).

November 19: At Muse at 3pm, Krissy Kneen, author of the novel An Uncertain Grace, will be in conversation with Gemma Killeen. $12 includes a drink.

November 26: At Muse Canberra at 3pm, the Canberra launch of Griffith Review 58: Storied Lives with Frank Moorhouse and others in conversation with editor Julianne Schultz. $12 includes a drink.

November 29: Zoffany's Daughter: Love and Treachery on a Small Island by Stephen Foster, a story about a custody dispute taking place on the island of Guernsey in 1825, will be launched by Professor Kim Rubenstein at the National Library of Australia bookshop at 5.30pm. Free admission.

November 30: Meet Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner, authors of the science fiction novel Unearthed, at Harry Hartog Bookseller, Westfield Woden, at 6pm. Free. RSVP: (02) 6232 5832..

This story Litbits November 4, 2017 first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.