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25/2/17: Body Language @ Perth Writers Festival

At this special schools event, writers Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, Alison Whittaker and Holly Throsby will each present a piece of new writing that empowers women’s bodies.


7/2/17: Stella Sparks Party and 2017 Stella Prize Longlist Announcement

Join us in Sydney for a gala event celebrating Australian women writers, as we announce the 2017 Stella Prize longlist!


19/11/2016: Australian Women Writers Edit-A-Thon

To address the underrepresentation of women on Wikipedia, the Stella Prize and Hot Chicks with Big Brains are hosting an Australian Women Writers Edit-A-Thon.


1/11/2016: My Brilliant Bookclub @ DWF

In partnership with the Digital Writers’ Festival, the Stella Prize presents My Brilliant Bookclub, a chance to look more closely at Stella Miles Franklin’s debut novel My Brilliant Career.


25/09/16: Newtown Review of Books Stella Reviewing Masterclass

Newtown Review of Books is partnering with the Stella Prize to present a Reviewing Masterclass on 25 September 2016. If you’re an aspiring or emerging reviewer or blogger, this is a chance to develop and strengthen your skills.


27/8/16: Winning Women @ MWF

Baileys Prize Winner Eimear McBride (A Girl is a Half-formed Thing) and 2016 Stella Prize winner Charlotte Wood (The Natural Way of Things) will join Stella’s Executive Director Aviva Tuffield this year at the Melbourne Writers Festival in a conversation about literary prizes and the women who win them.

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13/8/16: The Stella Session @ Mudgee Readers’ Festival


29/8/16: Stories for Everyone @ MWF Schools Program

Join Stella Schools Ambassadors Leanne Hall, Rebecca Lim and Stella Schools Program Coordinator, Bec Kavanagh, as they discuss identity and representation, and why diversity is important in the stories we read.


19/5/16: Women writing place @ Tarneit Public Library

Join Stella Schools Ambassadors Simmone Howell and Ellie Marney, and Stella Schools Program Coordinator, Bec Kavanagh, as they discuss writing place, through the lens of being a female writer.


5/5/16: Northcote High School’s Literary TalkFest

Northcote High School’s Literary TalkFest is back! Come and join award-winning author and NHS parent, Clare Wright, talk with 2015 Stella Prize winner, Emily Bitto; Steven Carroll and Christos Tsiolkas on the theme of Writing Men.


21/4/16: Into Stella: A Constellation of Writing by Australian Women [BOOKED OUT]

Following the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Stella Prize in Sydney on 19 April, Stella executive director Aviva Tuffield and judge Alice Pung will be joined by this year’s winner and shortlisted authors.


22/5/16: SWF in the Southern Highlands: Stella’s Book Club

Join Aviva Tuffield and Emily Maguire for a discussion about the significance and impact of the Stella Prize.