Events

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.

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Give the Gift of Stella

This Christmas, align the idea of giving with that of active cultural change.

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Pushback: Further Reading and Resources

Our Pushback blog series offers a space for alternative voices that reject bigotry, fear and Islamophobia in Australia. Now, we’ve compiled a list of resources and further reading to encourage deeper consideration and greater understanding of the complex intersections between faith, identity and feminism.

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Unsettling Freedom

In the final instalment of our blog series Pushback: Writers Respond to Bigotry, Hannah Donnelly unpacks the denial of colonialism in Australian culture and explores pathways to meaningful solidarity.

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Writing the Wrongs of Stereotypes

In the latest instalment of our blog series Pushback: Writers Respond to Bigotry, Stella Schools Ambassador Sarah Ayoub argues that our ability to see one another clearly is restricted by stereotypes – and that Australian young adult fiction is fighting back, providing more diverse stories for a new generation.

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Someone Else’s Shoes

As part of our blog series Pushback: Writers Respond to Bigotry, Demet Divaroren argues that storytelling is an exploration of what makes us human, and that words have the capacity to shatter stereotypes.

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2017 Stella Prize launch & judging panel + latest Stella Count revealed

The 2017 Stella Prize is now open for entries, and the latest Stella Count has been released.

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The Natural Way of Things giveaway from Dendy Direct

Win a copy of Charlotte Wood‘s 2016 Stella Prize-winning novel, The Natural Way of Things, and more.

Interviews

The Stella Prize in 2016: Through Their Eyes

Learn about the impact the Stella Prize has had across the literary community through the eyes of five individuals who have watched its progress.

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Clare Wright shares the story behind the Stella tradition of All That Swagger

At the 2016 Stella Prize Award Night at The Sydney Opera House, Charlotte Wood was the first to participate in a new Stella tradition.

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2016 Stella Prize Award Night: Chair of Judges Brenda Walker announces the winner

Read the full speech given by Chair of Judges Brenda Walker at 2016 Stella Prize Award Night, announcing the winner.

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Charlotte Wood’s Stella Prize acceptance speech

Read the full transcript of Charlotte Wood’s acceptance speech upon winning the 2016 Stella Prize.