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All the feelings: Great books that will make you cry

There’s something deeply cathartic about reading a truly moving book – whether it’s the slow release of repressed emotion that culminates in a flood of tears by the book’s end, or the sharp stab of a single beautiful line that suddenly has you welling up out of nowhere. For those looking to be buried in an avalanche of feelings (and watching Game

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Fantastic Australian middle fiction that brings history to life

There has been a wealth of fantastic middle grade novels by Australian authors recently that focus on time periods from prehistory, all the way through to recent history. While wars often feature as a backdrop, these recent books prove historical fiction for kids aged 8-12 years is incredibly diverse, depicting young characters amid events such a…

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On the magic of a Hot Desk Fellowship

Supported by The Readings Foundation, the Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships offer emerging writers the opportunity to pursue their writing at a dedicated desk at the Wheeler Centre for ten weeks, supported by a $1,000 stipend for each writer. Following the announcement of this year’s successful participants, 2018 recipient Jem Tyley-Miller refl…

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