Need something to pick you up on a Friday afternoon? Have a look at the newly released program for the Byron Bay Writers Festival.  The Australian Writer’s Marketplace is very proud to sponsor and present a number of sessions and workshops, including Nuts & bolts: so you want to be a writer (Thursday 6th, 10am-4.30pm).


The Google book settlement extravaganza continues:

"If You Are a Book Author, Book Publisher or Other Person Who Owns a Copyright in a Book or Other Writing, Your rights may be affected by a class action settlement regarding Google’s scanning and use of Books and other writings. Persons Outside the United States: This settlement may affect you because it covers U.S. copyright interests in books published outside the United States. If you hold such an interest in a book or other material in a book, this settlement will bind you unless you timely opt out."

If you think this means you, check out there website here, and get some advice. The big news is that the opt-out date has been extended from May 5, 2009 to Sep 4, 2009.


Writing Racers Belinda Jeffrey and Christine Bongers both have book launches soon:

Join Belinda Jeffrey at Avid Reader for the launch of her debut book Brown Skin Blue (UQP). Special guest, Nick Earls, will be launching the book.
When: 6pm for 6.30pm start, Thursday 11 June
Where: Avid Reader, 193 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane
Bookings essential. Contact Krissy at Avid Reader at [email protected] or 07 3846 3422.

Christine BongersChris Bongers Booklaunch with special guest, actor and playwright Bille Brown.
Where: Riverbend Books
When: Monday June 22, 6:00 PM for 6:30 PM
Cost: : $10.00
QWC Members: $5.00
Reservations essential
Includes : includes a glass of wine and a selection of canapés
How to Book: Drop into Riverbend or call on 3899 8555



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