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Sarah Holland-Batt on how travel energises her poetry

Poetry collections are most often gatherings of miscellanea, assemblages of thoughts and ideas and arguments curated over a period of years, textual cabinets of curiosities. This makes it difficult to think of the poetry collection as a fully unified animal – straddling, as it does, different times and places, the different selves who wrote the po…

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September’s unmissable events for readers of children’s and young adult fiction

This month we’re thrilled to be hosting two panels for readers of children’s and young adult fiction at our Hawthorn store. We’d love you to come, and here’s why… MEET JEN STORER AND LUCINDA GIFFORD
© Lucinda Gifford, 2015, from The Fourteenth Summer of Angus Jack by Jen Storer, illustrated by Lucinda Gifford. Published by ABC Books.

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A visit to Tiwi Islands with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Emily Harms, our head of Marketing and Communications, was recently invited on a field trip to the Tiwi Islands to see the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) in action. She reports back here.

The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) has been doing incredible work since it was founded in 2004 by Riverbend Bookshop owner Suzy Wilson, with the a…

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