Vote For Australia's Favourite Bookshop
Bookshops are an important part of any community and the Australian Booksellers Association would like to help celebrate how fantastic its members are.
In an Australian first, booklovers all over the country will be able to vote for their favourite bookshop. All voters will go into a draw for a chance to win a book-buying spree at their favourite bookshop.
This initiative leads up to National Bookshop Day, when bookshops all over the country will be celebrating their role in the community. For details and to vote online, click here.
2013 Patron's Prize for Poets Announced
New South Wales and West Australian poets have dominated the awards for Peter Cowan Writers' Centre's 2013 Patron's Prize for Poets competition.
First prize went to John Egan (NSW) for 'Signals', with WA's Roland Leach winning Second Prize for 'The Cartographer's Sonnet', and Kathryn Yuen (NSW) taking out Third Prize with 'The Unreported'. WA poets featured in the Highly Commended, Commended and Judge's Encouragement Award categories.
The competition received over 200 entries and was judged by WA poet Kevin Gillam.