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  • CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR THE SYRIAN REFUGEES: Local Ku-ring-gai Mayor Cheryl Szatow has just launched an appeal for contributions to Welcome Packs for the Syrian refugees Australia has agreed to take in response to this world-wide crisis. Since many refugees will be women with children or unaccompanied minors, one of the contributions they need is children’s books. If you are able to contribute or would like to find out more please click here.
  • INVITATION: from member author, SOPHIE MASSON to the launch in Armidale by Ann James, on Saturday November 14 of the lovely new Christmas Press title, Three Dragons for Christmas!, a collection of three stories, one of which is written by Sophie Masson. Flyer attached here.
  • Dorothea Mackellar Annual Poetry Competition ‏:  2015 results were announced on the 4th September. Click here for more details. 
  • Indigenous Writers Mentorship Program: NSW Writers' Centre is running their mentorship program for emerging Indigenous writers again in 2015-16. Applications are open till 10 September. Click here for details.
  • THE FOOTPATH LIBRARY announces the winners of the 2015 EPIC! Short Story Competition. Check out the media release here with the names of the winning entries, the stories that won and also those that made the Honour Roll here, and details of the competition here.
  • CBCA NSW was a donor of the PETA project of Books for Vanuatu.         Check out the PETA Wall of Thanks here