Photo: At 'Working with words' with Libbie Chellew (script coordinator for Wentworth), Brooke Maggs (games writer), and Anyez Lindop (Senior Publicity Manager at Penguin Random House).

Photo: At 'Working with words' with Libbie Chellew (script coordinator for Wentworth), Brooke Maggs (games writer), and Anyez Lindop (Senior Publicity Manager at Penguin Random House).

Photo: Mike Dugdale At the launch of the 2017 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival with Angela Savage (writer and director of Writers Victoria) and Patti Manolis (CEO of Geelong Regional Libraries Corporation).

Photo: Mike Dugdale

At the launch of the 2017 Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival with Angela Savage (writer and director of Writers Victoria) and Patti Manolis (CEO of Geelong Regional Libraries Corporation).

Photo: Liz Crothers At the Lighthouse Literary Festival with the writers Craig Sherborne, James Button and Robert Drewe.

Photo: Liz Crothers

At the Lighthouse Literary Festival with the writers Craig Sherborne, James Button and Robert Drewe.

2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

18 November 2017: In Conversation with Frank Moorhouse and Catherine Lumby: Writing an Icon, Word for Word Non-fiction Festival, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre ('The Dome').

17 November 2017: In Conversation with Peter Carey: A Long Way From Home, Word for Word Non-fiction Festival, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre ('The Dome').

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3 September 2017: Melbourne Writers' Festival New Shoots: A Garden of Poems, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria.

1 September 2017: Melbourne Writers' Festival Conversation with Meena Kandasamy, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre ('The Dome').

15 August 2017: Submissions close for 2017 Gwen Harwood Poetry Prize (judging with Sarah Holland-Batt and Stuart Cooke).

9 August 2017: In Conversation with Lia Hills, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre ('The Dome').

25 July 2017: In Conversation with Bernadette Brennan, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre ('The Dome').

8 - 15 July 2017: International Poetry Festival of Medellin, Colombia.

20 May 2017: Great Debate: Fiction is Fluff, Queenscliffe Literary Festival, Queenscliffe, VIC.

14 May 2017: Passion and Power in Short Stories, Queenscliffe Literary Festival, Queenscliffe, VIC.

29 April 2017: Tracks Fiction Masterclass, Geelong, VIC.

8 April 2017: Every Sentence Counts (with Michael Sala, Ryan O'Neill & Isabelle Li)

7 April 2017: Newcastle Short Story Award Ceremony, Newcastle, NSW.