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The Update - December 8, 2016

ABR Arts 08 December 2015

The Update - December 8, 2016

ABR Arts 08 December 2015

Bennetts Lane Jazz Club hosts Melbourne International Jazz Festival Summer Sessions

Bennetts Lane Jazz Club hosts Melbourne International Jazz Festival Summer Sessions, including the Vince Jones Quartet, and a tribute to John Coltrane's A Love Supreme. Click here for the full program.

Victorian Premier's Literary Awards

This week, Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, announced the twenty-one works shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, which include the Victorian Prize for Literature. Worth $100,000, the Victorian Prize for Literature is Australia's richest single literary Award. ABR readers might notice ABR editor Peter Rose's poetry collection The Subject of Feeling (UWA Publishing) on the poetry shortlist. Listen to him read the title poem for Poem of the Week.

The Kat Muscat Fellowship announced

Express Media has announced the inaugural Kat Muscat Fellowship, in honour of the former Voiceworks editor who passed away earlier this year. The annual Kat Muscat Fellowship offers professional development up to the value of $3,000 for an editorial project or work of writing by a young, female-identifying author. The Fellowship aims to continue Kat's legacy and 'further develop the future of defiant and empathic young Australian women'.

RAFT Fellowship and Dahl Trust Fellowship are now open

To complement our suite of themed and non-themed writers' Fellowships, ABR is pleased to be able to offer the ABR RAFT Fellowship. We are seeking applications for a long work of journalism that explores the role and significance of religion in society and culture. For the first time, the Fellowship is worth $7,500 – an increase of fifty per cent on past Fellowships. This reflects ABR's commitment to supporting Australian writers and raising its fees. Applications close January 31, 2016.

The third ABR Dahl Trust Fellowship is also now open. The Dahl Trust Fellowship is for an extended essay on any aspect of Eucalypts. The ABR Dahl Trust Fellowship is worth $7,500 and applications close February 20, 2016.

Calibre Prize is now open

The Calibre Prize for an Outstanding Essay is intended to generate brilliant new essays and to foster new insights into culture, society, and the human condition. We welcome essays from leading authors and commentators, but also from emerging writers. All non-fiction subjects are eligible.

Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the tenth Calibre Prize, which is worth $5,000. Calibre is Australia's premier award for an original essay. Anyone writing in English is eligible, regardless of where they live. Click here for more details and to enter your essay.

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Comment (1)

  • Peter Rose was fortunate to be seated in the stalls for King Lear on opening night. The acoustics of the Ros Packer Theatre are notoriously fickle. At the second performance (Monday 6.30pm), people in the front rows of the dress circle found some actors virtually impossible to hear - including Robin Nevin as the Fool. Max Cullen in the key role of Gloucester did not seem confident of his lines, leaving us on tenterhooks as to whether he would manage to remember them.
    Posted by Gillian Appleton
    09 December 2015

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