Calling All Writers! 2020 Write a Book in a Day Charity Competition!
Write a Book in a Day is a fun, creative and collaborative competition for students in years 5 to 12 and adult writing groups. Teams of up to ten have just twelve hours to write and illustrate a book from start to finish. To make it even more fun, unique parameters must be included in the story. Digital editions of the completed stories are donated to children in hospitals across Australia. Funds raised through sponsorship go to The Kids’ Cancer Project, a national charity supporting childhood cancer research.
The NT Writers’ Centre will host a team in the Harbour View Plaza conference room, we will provide all the materials to get from start to finish, cover the printing costs so you get a copy of your book to take away and provide support throughout the process with an experienced team leader to help guide you through. And we’ll even through in lots of coffee!
This year we’re looking for a team of 5-10 writers to get involved, so if you’re interested in helping us raise money for charity and you’re an enthusiastic Darwin based writer, then please send through your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can’t make it on the day perhaps you can support us by donating to our just giving fundraiser page!
When: Saturday 22nd August, starting at 08:00 until finish!
Register: by email to email@example.com to join the team
5th Annual Book Club Trivia Night!
It’s back! Get your book club (or aspiring book club) together for the fifth annual Book Club Trivia. All literary questions, all literary prizes! (Loads of new release books!)
Have a great evening and help the NT Writers’ Centre raise funds to run the NT Book Awards (the Awards, previously known as the Territory Read Awards, are the only awards that recognise published NT authors exclusively).
Thursday, October 22nd, 6.30pm for a 7pm start
Trailer Boat Club, Fannie Bay
$20 per person (includes a free Coopers beer, thanks to the Trailer Boat Club)
Big thanks to the Trailer Boat Club, and all the publishers who have donated books, include Scribe, Magabala, Affirm Press, Hachette, UWA Press and Allen & Unwin.
NO NEED TO BOOK, JUST TURN UP ON THE NIGHT!
Live Stream of the 2020 Chief Minister’s NT Book Awards
Watch the live stream of the NT Book Awards here!
Chief Minister’s NT Book Awards Ceremony
You are invited to the online award ceremony announcing the winners of the Best Fiction, Best Non-Fiction, and Best Young Adult or Children’s categories in the 2020 Chief Minister’s NT Book awards. Hosted by Darwin actor Rob Collins and including guest appearances by the 2020 shortlist and more. A celebration of a brilliant lineup of recent books by some of our brightest local authors.
New venue for Third Thursday Poetry & Coffee
The Third Thursday Poetry and Coffee has had a break due to COVID restrictions, but is going to take place again this week (June 18) at EVA’S CAFE in the BOTANIC GARDENS. 10-11am. All welcome! Read a poem of your own, or an old favourite. No need to book, just buy a coffee and enjoy!