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Video of the Premier’s 21 Announcement
Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu announced the long shortlist for the 2011 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards, which make up the first Premier’s 21. The premier noted the work of the judges, who had the unenviable task of whittling 308 entries down into the final 21. Congratulations to all 308 authors, and especially to the 21 shortlisted writers.
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Prime Prime Ministerial Reading Material
We’ve previously covered US President Barack Obama’s reading habits. Now Melbourne’s Grattan Institute has released a suggested summer reading guide for the Prime Minister. The thinktank has suggested Julia Gillard read books it believes “say something interesting about Australia and its future”. The books are Judith Brett’s Quarterly Essay, ‘Fair Share’; Jan Gehl’s Cities for People; Michael Wesley’s There Goes the Neighbourhood…
Call for Submissions for the First Australian Poetry Anthology
Australian Poetry has announced plans to produce an anthology of poems by its members. The Wheeler Centre resident organisation is planning to make the publication a annual event as part of the suite of benefits it offers members.
The anthology will be edited by a team of volunteers that will include David Adès, Libby Hart, Heather Taylor Johnson, Vanessa Jones, Danny Lovecraft, Tim Metcalf…
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