Dorothea Mackellar New Memorial

20 November, 2017 / News

On the 24th November, 2017, The Society of Women Writers of NSW, along with donors to the memorial, will gather in Waverley Cemetery at 6pm to ‘unveil’ the substantial marble plaque. The Mayor of Waverley John Wakefield will make an address. This honours the poet, Dorothea Mackellar with the 8 lines of her most famous ...

The Asher Award 11.11.17

A Soldier a Dog and a Boy illustrated by Phil Lesnie, was the shared winner of the Asher! It’s an award made biennially to a woman writer on an anti war theme. Celebrated at the ASA last week after the Colin Simpson lecture to an audience of almost 50 people. Exciting because its the first ...

HEARTQUAKE- an online compendium

13 April, 2017 / News

Watch: Libby launching the Heartquake project It’s with a considerable beat of my own heart that I announce HEARTQUAKE to the world! This online compendium came out of the ruins of the awful earthquake that beset Nepal April 25th, exactly two years ago. Bec Ordish of the Mitrataa Foundation who took part in immediate rescue ...

Jane Eyre at the NSW Art Gallery on Remembrance Day

30 November, 2016 / News

A pause to remember There was a minute’s silence during the talk I attended at the Art Gallery, NSW to hear a talk on the talented Bronte family. On this auspicious date, I was glad to have a moment to remember so many young men and women who gave their live s. I’m sure people ...

Old and new gems now available on Booktopia

We’re pleased to let you know Booktopia is listing Libby Hathorn’s current and backlisted books with brand new covers on her e-books. You can find them here. As well as recent novels like Eventual Poppy Day and Firesong, some of Libby’s old favourites are now available again, such as:  The Painter – an encounter with the ...

Celebrate Reading! National Conference, WA

Australia’s own celebration of reading (and writing!) I’ve just returned from this fantastic conference at the Literature Centre in Fremantle, having delivered a key note and been on several panels. My keynote called Writing under the influence focused on the inspiration for many of my texts; what the gift of reading means to me; and the importance ...

Shortlisting for INCREDIBILIA and the coming EXTRAVAGANZA

Awards Incredibilia with the captivating illustrations by Gaye Chapman, has been short listed for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. And also for the Society of Women Writers of NSW Biennial Awards.  Incredibilia Music and Dance Event for Children – Centennial Park  Both Bondi Beach Public School and the Centennial Park Foundation have been plotting and planning ...