A group of Australian authors at different stages of their careers talk about the highs and lows of getting published. Inspirational insights for aspiring writers and keen readers alike. Featuring Lisa Chaplin, Catherine Cole, Craig Cormick and Malcolm Knox.

Presented with Varuna the National Writers’ House.


$20, bookings required.

Craig Cormick (Australian)

Craig Cormick is an award-winning Canberra author and science journalist. He has been writing for over 30 years and has published over 25 books of fiction, non-fiction and childrenÕs fiction, with both small and mainstream publishers, in Australia and overseas. Much of his work deals with reinterpretations of history. His writing awards include a Queensland Premier's Award, ACT Book of the Year Award, the Tasmania Writers Prize and a Victorian Community History Award.

Catherine Cole (Australian)

Catherine Cole has written novels, poetry, short stories, memoir and criticism and has edited a number of books. Her short story collection,ÊSea Birds Crying in the Harbour Dark,Êwill be published by UWA Press in late 2017.ÊShe has judged some of Australia's leading literary prizes, worked in the fields of human rights and equal opportunity at all government levels and is currently Professor of Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, UK.

Lisa Chaplin (Australian)

Lisa Chaplin began writing fiction in 1991 after taking an agent's advice to write romance novels to become disciplined at editing. She was subsequently published with Harlequin as Melissa James, selling over 1.6 million books in 25 countries. After discovering a Napoleonic history text, she spent time researching and living in Switzerland and France, and produced an acclaimed work of historical fiction,ÊThe Tide Watchers,Êas Lisa Chaplin.ÊHer most recent work is The Memory of CardamomÊliterary fiction series.