Good Reading : May 2005
bookings grcalendar Library and Information Week The Australian Library and Infor mation Association will hold Library and Infor mation Week from 23 to 29 May. Over 10 million people in Australia are library and infor mation service users, and the Week aims to communicate and promote the tremendous contribution libraries and infor mation services make to educate, infor m and entertain all Australians. This nation-wide project com- bines activities, events, product launches and presentations at national, state and local levels. For further information visit http://alia.org.au/advocacy/alw/2005/ Short Story Competition The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc is running a National Short Story Competition. All entries must be no long- er than 2500 words and must be unpub- lished in English and the original work of the entrant. First prize is $1000.00. Entries close 8 June. For more details and entry for ms visit www.womenwritersnsw.org NSW In conjunction with the Sydney Writers’ Festival,Vivienne Webb the curator of Remembering Babylon, an exhibition by Australian photographer Rosemary Laing’s work which was inspired by David Malouf ’s book of the same name, will be giving a talk jointly with David Malouf and George Alexander. They will talk about this connection and about the ways in which both Malouf and the artist Rosemary Laing, use the Australian land- scape in their work. The event will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday 23 May, 6.30pm. For more details phone 02 9245 2434. SA Meet Jodi Picoult who will be discussing her books at the Marion Library Service, Marion Cultural Centre, Marion on Tuesday, 24 May, from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. For more details phone 08 8375 6855. ACT This workshop focuses on the importance of giving publishers what they want – a convincing book proposal. As well as gain- ing an insight into the publishing industry, participants will be taken step-by-step through the process of developing a book proposal for their manuscript. To be held at the ACT Writers’ Centre, Braddon on 13 May from 10.00am to 1.00pm. For more details phone 02 6262 9191. QLD Meet Simon Singh who will be discuss - ing his book, Big Bang at the Irish Club, Brisbane on Monday, 23 May from 6.30pm. For more details phone 07 3367 0559. WA Meet Jodi Picoult who will be discussing her books at the Methodist Ladies College, Claremont on 25 May from 7.30pm. Tickets include wine. For more informa- tion phone 08 9385 0553.