2015 The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize 2015 Winner The Journey Home Adam Deverell The Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize 2015  Winner Lodger Suzi Mezei The Young Adas Short Story Prize  2015  Winner  Tranquillo  Amelia Dunstone The Young Adas Graphic Short Story Prize 2015  Winner The Great Eggscape Anhkim Tran   2014  The Ada Cambridge Biographical […]

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Do you live, work or study in Melbourne’s vibrant western suburbs? If you live in one of the 58 postcodes listed below you are eligible to enter one of the four Ada Cambridge writing competitions: Brimbank: 3020, 3021, 3022, 3023, 3033, 3036, 3037, 3038 Hobsons Bay: 3015, 3016, 3018, 3025, 3028 Hume: 3036, 3043, 3045, […]

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The Williamstown Literary Festival committee extend our congratulations to much loved local author and artist, Leigh Hobbs, on his appointment as the Australian Children’s Laureate. Leigh Hobbs, best-selling author of more than 20 books, including the iconic Old Tom, Mr Chicken Goes to Paris and Horrible Harriet has been announced as the Australian Children’s Laureate […]

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Willy Lit Fest Committee Member, Prof Chris Ringrose reviews his best read of 2016 so far – Shifting by Helen and Serge Cerne, Vulgar Press, Melbourne 2015. ‘This beautifully-written dual autobiography had me hooked from page one, where Helen describes her state of mind after the death of her husband Serge in 2014: “Fossicking for love after loss, like a […]

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  For my recent big birthday my husband, Brian, gave me a pair of beautiful bronze bookends in the shape of Art Deco ladies.  Too lovely to bury in the bookcase, I put them near the window in the lounge room and filled them with some of my favourite books. Any of these would make […]

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Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 Ada Cambridge and Young Ada writing competitions. The prizes are open to writers and poets who live, work or study in the western suburbs of Melbourne. There are four prizes available: The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize – $1,000, The Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize – $500, The […]

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Hobsons Bay Libraries is hosting a poetry workshop with Dr Chris Ringrose, Adjunct Associate Professor of English at Monash University on Saturday 21 November 2015 from 10.00am – 12.45pm.  The workshop is designed for anyone thinking of entering the Ada Cambridge Poetry Competition in 2016. Writers can an use it to revisit existing poems before entering them […]

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