ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0131 Word Festival Canberra Records

Scope and content notes

Call Number

HMSS 0131

Collection

Word Festival Canberra Records

Date Range

1983–2003

Quantity

4.1m (24 manuscript boxes)

Access Conditions

open

Copying Conditions

with attribution

Related Collections

National Library of Australia, MS 8055 Australian National Word Festival

The Word Festival Canberra arose from a suggestion by Alison Broinowski, later the chairperson of the Melbourne Writers Festival, that Canberra should stage a two to three day festival in the “off” years from the Adelaide festival. Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane had not yet established their annual Writers Weeks. Alison in 1982 chaired the first committee, followed in 1983-1987 by Colin Steel, Australian National University Librarian and Marion Halligan from 1987. At first the Word Festival committee was based at the Australian National University (ANU) but in 1998 moved to Gorman House Arts Centre.

The Word Festival Canberra was known initially as the Australian National Word Festival, incorporated on 4 November 1986, but was also known as Wordfest in the early 1990s and in general parlance as the Canberra Word Festival. It was decided to change the name in August 1993 to the Word Festival Canberra, although the original name continued to be used until it was re-incorporated on 21 June 1994. It was wound up in 2003.

The first festival was held in Canberra in March 1983 and every two years thereafter until 2001. In common with similar festivals in other Australian cities and overseas, its purpose was to bring writers together to talk about their ideas and work with publishers, booksellers and readers and to stimulate interest in writing and sales of books. Accompanying exhibitions were held in the National Library, the National Gallery of Australia, the ANU and other major national and educational institutions. The annual Antiquarian Bookfair was held as part of the Festival until 1989, when the booksellers set up independently. From 1983 to 1989 there was a separate Young People’s Day for primary and secondary school groups to meet children’s writers; from 1991 children’s authors were included in the main program. and there was also a Fringe program, both associated with the main festival.

Although the primary purpose was to produce the biennial Word Festival, the committee engaged with other literary and community festivals in both Canberra and other Australian cities, either by presenting seminars and exhibitions in conjunction with the main programs, or for public relations purposes. In 2001, with a grant from the Centenary of Federation, the Word Festival Canberra published a book, Storykeepers.

Writers at Tilley’s was a regular literary event organised by the Word Festival committee and sponsored by the Library and the Department of English at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). It may have developed from a similarly sponsored program that started at ADFA in about 1986 to record Australian authors reading their own work. The Library videotaped and archived these readings which were performed in the Library. However, in October 1990 a reading was held in Olims Ainslie Hotel under the title Writers at Ainslie, with additional sponsors, and for the Word Festival held in March 1991 a second such reading was held at Olims. Thereafter, regular readings were held at Tilley Devine’s Cafe (later known as Tilley’s Devine Cafe) at Lyneham, under the management of a Word Festival sub-committee and supported by grants from the ACT Community Arts Program. Some of these were recorded.

From 1989 to 1996 the Word Festival committee and the Friends of the National Library coordinated with the Australian Feminist Book Fortnight to produce annual seminars and other events related to Women and Reading. From 1997 to 2002 these annual events were renamed I’d Rather Be Reading, organised by the Word Festival Canberra and generally in partnership with the National Library and others.

Financially, the Festival has had a variety of sponsors. Rigby, Esso and the Canberra Times were early supporters, followed by the Literature Board of the Australia Council, the British Council, the ANU Co-op Bookshop, and ACT government grants through the Cultural Council and its successors. Embassies, international cultural associations such as the Goethe Society and the Alliance Francaise, airlines, publishers and others have also provided support, usually in kind. In 2002 the major ACT government funding body withdrew support.

The National Library of Australia holds records of the Festival from 1982 to 1986, at MS 8055.  

Box List 

BOX
NO.

DESCRIPTION

QUANTITY

DATE RANGE

1

CORPORATE ADMINISTRATION

 

1984 – 2003

 

Constitutions and proposed amendments, rules and related correspondence

1 folder

1984 – 1995

 

Papers including Certificates of Incorporation, annual returns to the Registrar-General’s Office, some financial papers in support of returns, copies of minutes relating to change of name

1 folder

1986 – 2003

 

 

 

 

1

HISTORY
Colin Steele. ‘Lots of words: a decade of the Australian National Word Festival’

1 sleeve

2 February 1993

 

 

 

 

1, 2

MINUTES AND CORRESPONDENCE
Minutes of meetings, including constitutions, some correspondence, biographical notes on authors and publishers, provisional programs

 

1985 – 2002

 

Box 1:  1985 – 1994

7 files

 

 

Box 2:  1995 – 2002

9 files

 

 

 

 

 

3

FINANCIAL RECORDS

 

1983 – 2003

 

Cash book 1989 – 2001

1 book

 

 

Audited financial statements 1983 – 2001

1 file

 

 

BAS statements 1 July 2000 – 30 September 2002

1 file

 

 

Financial reports 2001 – 2003

1 folder

 

 

 

 

 

3

WINDING UP
Due to lack of funding for the 2003 Festival, it was necessary to wind up the organisation. Documents include correspondence, audited financial statements, other financial records, disbursement of funds

3 files

2002-2003

 

 

 

 

3

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

 

1985 – 2003

 

Executive Officer’s files, 1985-2001

2 folders

 

 

Administrative support, 2002-2003

1 folder

 

 

 

 

 

4

Background files on organisations and writers

 

 

 

Literary organisations, Australia

1 folder

 

 

Canberra Arts Marketing, 1998 – 1999

1 folder

 

 

Arts Bureau: General - newsletters and brochures, some correspondence, from ACT Government agencies, including ACT Cultural Council, ACT Arts and Special Events, Arts and Cultural Development Unit, November 1991 – January 1996

1 folder

 

 

International writers – includes lists, newscuttings, reviews, catalogues of exhibitions, publishers’ catalogues:
American writers, 1985 – 1994
Asian and South African writers, 1990 - 1993
British writers, 1990 – 1993
Canadian writers, 1991 – 1996

4 folders

 

 

 

 

 

4

OTHER FESTIVALS AND CONFERENCES
Representatives of Word Festival Canberra attended some other writers’ festivals and conferences

 

1991 – 2002

 

Reports and related documents on festivals attended in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne, 1991 – 2002

1 folder

 

 

ASAL (Association for the Study of Australian Literature) conference, 3-8 July 1994 at Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra; detailed program booklet and flyers

1 folder

 

 

 

 

 

4

PROGRAMS
Advertising for the Festival and for individual events, including readings, book launches and other events. Some reports and financial records

3 files

1983 – 2001

 

 

 

 

5

WORD FESTIVAL 1983

 

1982 – 1983

 

Reports of meetings, 1982-1983
Program and brochure
Newscuttings and correspondence

1 folder

 

 

National Word Competition judges’ report

1 folder

 

 

 

 

 

5

WORD FESTIVAL 1985

 

1983 – 1985

 

Financial statement and evaluation of 1983 Festival
Reports and minutes of meetings, financial statements, correspondence, biographical details of writers, newscuttings, brochures,

2 folders

 

 

 

 

 

5, 6

WORD FESTIVAL 1987

 

1986 – 1987

5

Australian writers – biographical details, correspondence

2 folders

 

6

Overseas writers – biographical details, correspondence

1 folder

 

6

General correspondence:
- National Library re opening
- Sponsors
- New Zealand and Canadian High Commissions
- British Council
- Australia Council
- University House
- Canberra Times

7 fold

ers

 

6

Grant application – Community Development Fund

1 folder

 

6

Young People’s Day - bookings

1 folder

 

 

 

 

 

6, 7

WORD FESTIVAL 1989

 

1988 – 1989

6

Australian writers – biographical details, correspondence

2 folders

 

7

Overseas writers – biographical details, correspondence

1 folder

 

7

General correspondence:
- National Library re opening
- Sponsors
- Mike Linskey and Associates
- Ramsay and Roux
- Australia Council
- University House
- Antiquarian Book Fair
- Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Amanda Lowrey re defamation suit

9 folders

 

 

Grant applications and acquittals – ACT Community Development Fund and CAPO

2 folders

 

7

Young People’s Day – correspondence, brochures, bookings

1 folder

 

7

Publicity handout

1 folder

 

 

 

 

 

7, 8

WORD FESTIVAL 1991

 

1989 – 1991

7, 8

Australian writers – biographical details, correspondence

4 folders

 

8

Overseas speakers – biographical details, correspondence

1 folder

 

 

General correspondence:
- National Library
- Sponsors
- Thank You letters
- Speakers
- British Council
- Australia Council, includes grant acquittal and evaluation
- University House
- Accommodation
- ABC Readings
- Publicity
- Evaluation

13 folders

 

8

Grant applications and acquittals:
- ACT Arts Bureau
- ACT Cultural Development Funding Program

2 folders

 

8

Young People’s Day

1 folder

 

 

 

 

 

8, 9

WORD FESTIVAL 1993

 

1991 – 1993

8, 9

Australian writers – biographical details, correspondence
Box 8: A – G
Box 9: H – Z

3 files

 

9

Overseas writers – biographical details, correspondence

1 file

 

9

Overseas speakers – biographical details, correspondence

1 file

 

9

General correspondence:
- New Zealand writers
- National Library
- British Council
- Goethe Institute
- National Book Council
- Canadian High Commission
- Bookshops
- Patron
- Publishers
- Law and Literature
- University House
- Venues and equipment other than University House
- Volunteers
- Workshops
- Gastronomy Symposium
- Committee

16 folders

 

 

Grant applications and acquittals:
- Australia Council
- ACT Arts and Special Events – general grant; equipment funding
- ACT Arts Bureau
- ACT Cultural Development Funding Program

4 folders

 

 

Young People’s Day

1 folder

 

 

 

 

 

10 – 12

WORD FESTIVAL 1995

 

1993 – 1995

10

Australian writers – biographical details, correspondence

5 files

 

10, 11

Overseas writers – biographical details, correspondence

3 files

 

11

Publishers – correspondence

2 files

 

11

General correspondence:
- National Library
- Sponsorship
- British Council
- Canadian High Commission
- New Zealand High Commission
- French writers
- Goethe Institute and German Embassy
- National Book Council
- Society of Editors
- Canberra Times
- ACT Alive
- Canberra Festival
- University of Canberra
- USIS
- Venue
- Workshops
- Salamanca Arts Centre
- National Gallery of Australia
- University Co-op Bookshop

19 folders

 

12

General correspondence:
- Launch
- Press / publicity
- Schools
- Planning Day 1993
- Advertising
- Accommodation
- Dinner
- Evaluation

8 folders

 

12

Grant applications and acquittals:
- Australia Council
- ACT Arts and Special Events – general grant; equipment funding
- ACT Health Promotion Fund

4 folders

 

 

 

 

 

12-14

WORD FESTIVAL 1997

 

1995 – 1997

12, 13

Australian writers – biographical details, correspondence
Box 12: A – L
Box 13: M – Z

6 files

 

13

Overseas writers – biographical details, correspondence

4 files, 1 folder

 

13

Launches
Publishers – correspondence

3 files

 

13, 14

General correspondence:
- National Library
- Sponsorship
- ACT universities - sponsors
- National Gallery of Australia
- Canadian High Commission
- New Zealand High Commission
- Goethe Institute and German Embassy
- USIS
- University Co-op Bookshop
- Canberra Times
- Venues and equipment
- Functions
- Theme launch
- Notes
- Brochure
- Young people’s program
- Evaluations
- Newscuttings

18 folders

 

 

 

 

 

14-16

WORD FESTIVAL 1999

 

1997 – 1999

14, 15

Australian writers – biographical details, correspondence
Box 14: A – P
Box 15: R – Z

4 files

 

15

Overseas writers – biographical details, correspondence

1 file

 

15

Publishers – correspondence

2 files

 

15, 16

General correspondence:
- National Library
- Sponsorship
- In-kind support
- British Council
- National Archives
- ACT Writers’ Centre
- Arts ACT (mainly issues of Mailout)
- University House
- University Co-op Bookshop
- Canberra Museum and Gallery
- University of Canberra
- St Edmund’s College
- Canberra Times
- Publicity, promotion
- Advertisements, flyers
- Advertising in program
- Ansett
- Registration lists
- Word Festival Fringe Festival
- Launch
- Campaign
- Launches (of books)
- Manning Clark dinner
- Raffle
- Canberra Festival
- ‘Come Out’ Festival
- Workshops
- Venues and equipment
- Catering
- National Film and Sound Archive
- Somerset Celebration of Literature
- Committee
- Youth Committee
- Evaluation
- Newscuttings

35 folders

 

16

Grant applications and acquittals:
- Australia Council
- Arts ACT

2 folders

 

16

Volunteers, 1997, 1999

1 folder

 

 

 

 

 

16-17

WORD FESTIVAL 2001

 

1999 – 2001

16, 17

Australian writers – biographical details, correspondence
Box 16: A – G
Box 17: H – Z

4 files

 

17

Publishers – correspondence

2 files

 

17

General correspondence:
- Sponsorship
- General file (includes correspondence, grant applications, financial papers)
- Evaluation
- Australia Council
- Correspondence – unfiled
- Correspondence, mailing lists, program notes

6 folders

 

 

 

 

 

18

STORYKEEPERS, edited by Marion Halligan
An illustrated book in which 18 well-known Australian authors discuss the writers or stories that inspire them. It was produced by the Word Festival Canberra with Centenary of Federation funding.

 

2000 – 2001

 

Includes grant applications, financial records, correspondence with the Centenary of Federation, the National Museum of Australia, publishers Duffy and Snellgrove, contributors and others

3 files

 

 

 

 

 

18

WORD FESTIVAL 2003

 

2001-2003

 

- Business plan and office management plan
- Membership list
- Grant application

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

MARION HALLIGAN – HONOURS
Marion Halligan was chairperson of the Word Festival from 1987 to 2001.
- Certificate of appointment as patron of the Word Festival, 2001
- Papers relating to the nomination of Marion Halligan to receive the medal of the Order of Australia, 2004

1 folder

2001 – 2004

 

 

 

 

18

NEWSCUTTINGS and LETTERS OF CONGRATULATION
In other years, these were incorporated in the files for each Festival

4 files

1987 – 1993

 

 

 

 

19-21

WRITERS AT TILLEY’S
A program of writers, both Australian and overseas, reading their own works. A complete list of writers and dates to mid 2001 is in the file for 1990-1991. The files include correspondence, financial records, publicity, biographical information on writers and publishers, and newscuttings

 

1990 – 2001

 

Box 19:  1990/1991 – 1994/1995

8 files

 

 

Box 20:  1994/1995 – 1996/1999

8 files

 

 

Box 21:  1996/1999 – 2000/2001

3 files

 

 

 

 

 

21

READINGS IN THE BOGONG
A cabaret style twilight event at the Bogong Theatre, Gorman House, for new and emerging writers in the ACT. It was organised jointly with the ACT Writers Centre. Includes grants documents, correspondence, financial records, lists of participants

1 file

2000 – 2001

 

 

 

 

21

Australian Feminist Book Fortnight. Women and Reading
Inaugurated in 1989, this was a nationally co-ordinated program of events designed to promote recently published good writing by women, held annually across Australia in September. In Canberra, it was entitled Women and Reading, and was organised by the Word Festival and the Friends of the National Library, under the ACT Community Literature Program

 

1989 – 1996

 

Flyers, newsletters, list of participants, bibliography of recent women’s writing, newscuttings, evaluations of the program, posters, cards by Judy Horacek

1 file

1989 – 1992, 1994 - 1996

 

Administrative papers, including grant documents, correspondence with authors and publishers, committee and financial records, publicity, newsletters, catering, etc

3 files

1993 - 1996

 

 

 

 

22-23

I’d Rather be Reading
Annual one-day event for readers and writers organised by the Word Festival Canberra.
Includes publicity and program flyers, administrative papers, including grant documents, correspondence with authors and publishers, committee and financial records, publicity, newsletters, catering, etc

 

1997 – 2002

 

Box 22: 1997 – 2000

9 files

 

 

Box 23: 2001 – 2002

5 files, 1 folder

 

 

 

 

 

24

AUDIO AND VIDEO TAPES OF WORD FESTIVAL CANBERRA and WRITERS AT TILLEY’S
See list below for details

 

1991 – 2001

 

- 31 audio tapes of speakers and events at Word Festival Canberra 1995
- 1995 Word Festival program, annotated
- 8 audio tapes of other Word Festival speakers and events, 1991 – 1997
- 8 video tapes of Word Festival 2001
- 1 video tape of Word Festival launch, 1990s
- 1 CD of logos and other images for I’d Rather Be Reading, 2001
- 1 CD of Word Festival logo 2000

50 items

 

 

 

 

 

25

ADDITIONAL ITEMS
A donation by Roberta McCrae, originally to the Canberra Museum and Gallery, and transferred to ACT Heritage Library on 8 January 2014

 

1983 – 2001

 

Newscuttings

1 folder

1998 – 2001

 

Winning artwork by Linda Fu for the logo competition held in December 1993 for use from March 1994 to promote the 1995 Festival

1 mounted item

December 1993

 

Posters for Word Festival 1987 and 1989

1 items

1987 – 1989

 

Posters and flyers for Writers at Tilleys, undated

8 items

 

 

Word Festival - bookmarks, brochures and flyers

1 sleeve

1983 – 1999

 

I’d Rather be Reading – programs, flyers

1 sleeve

1998 – 2001

 

Women and Reading – programs, flyers

1 sleeve

1990 – 1996

 

Word Festival 2001 – 24 photographs of the launch

1 folder

2001

 

T-shirt, Word Festival 1995 logo on the front, Co-Op Bookshop logo on the back

1 item

1995

AUDIO AND VIDEO TAPES OF WORD FESTIVAL CANBERRA and WRITERS AT TILLEY’S 

Item no.

Speaker/s

Topic

Running time

Interviewer / Chairperson

Recorded by

Series

Date and time

T1

Helen Daniel

Alex Miller

Joan London

Isobelle Carmody

Recognition: the role played by prizes and grants, promotion and reviews in connecting writers to their public

1 hr 30 min [sides 1 and 2]

Cassandra Pybus

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

24 March 1995 10:00 – 11:30

T2

Bernard Cohen

Glenda Adams

Isabel Huggan

Inspiration versus instruction: can you teach creative writing?

1 hr [side 1]

Ron Miller

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

24 March 1995 1:30 – 2:30

T2

Michael Heyward

NLA lecture: A secret conversation

45 min [side 2]

Warren Horton

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

24 March 1995 5:00 – 5:45

T3

Alison Croggon, Sara Dowse, Lynn Hard, Stuart Macintyre

Dialogues with documents

1 hr [sides 1 and 2]

Bruce Bennett

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

24 March 1995 3:30 – 4:30

T4

 

Launch of March issue of National Library of Australia News including ACT Cultural Council’s Biennial Review supplement

[side 1]

 

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

24 March 1995 5:45

T4

T5

Glenda Adams

Fiona Kidman

Talk about dialogues: meet the writers

1 hr [T4 side 2]

[T5 sides 1 and 2]

Nancy Clarke

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

25 March 1995 11:30 – 12:30

T6

Bill Hayden

Official welcome

20 min [side 1]

Nancy Clarke

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

25 March 1995 9:30 – 9:50

T6

Dorothy Hewitt

In conversation

50 min [side 2]

Bruce Bennett

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

25 March 1995 10:10 – 11:00

T7

Dennis Haskell

Reinhard Lettau

Satendra Nandan

Xiaoyang Zhu

Dialogues with dictators

1 hr [sides 1 and 2]

Craig Cormick

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

25 March 1995 11:30 – 12:30

T8

Robert Dessaix

Lunch with Robert Dessaix

45 min [side 1]

 

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

25 March 1995 12:30 – 12:45

T9

Peter Porter

Adib Khan

Isabel Huggan

Writing homelands

1 hr [sides 1 and 2]

Andrea Stretton

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

25 March 1995 2:00 – 3:00

T10

Isobelle Carmody

Gary Crew

Pat Torres

Triangular dialogues: the third party – the intervening adult in books for children

1 hr [sides 1 and 2]

Stephen Matthews

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

25 March 1995 2:00 – 3:00

T11

Paul Bailey

Susan Errington

Gabrielle Lord

Louis Nowra

Pillow talk

1 hr [sides 1 and 2]

Jennifer Strauss

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

25 March 1995 4:00 – 5:00

T12

Glenda Adams

Yasmine Gooneratne

Alex Miller

Simone Lazaroo

Dialogues with Asia

1 hr [sides 1 and 2]

Harry Heseltine

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

25 March 1995 4:00 – 5:00

T13

Joan London

Peter Goldsworthy

Bobbie Ann Mason

Isabel Huggan

Dialogues on form: the short story

1 hr 30 min [sides 1 and 2]

Susan Lever

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

26 Mar 1995 9:30 – 11:00

T14

Geoff Page

Louis Nowra

Robert Drewe

Sara Dowse

Dialogues with the past

1 hr 30 min [sides 1 and 2]

Robert Dessaix

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

26 Mar 1995 9:30 – 11:00

T15

Shirley Purchase

Nigel Harding

Tina Faulk

Lindsay Mackerras

Getting published: what an editor can do for you

1 hr 30 min [sides 1 and 2]

Stefanie Pearce

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

26 Mar 1995 9:30 – 11:00

T16

Lucy Frost

Julian Davies

Sandra Djwa

Simone Lazaroo

Padma Menon

Stealing stories

1 hr [sides 1 and 2]

Cassandra Pybus

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

26 March 1995 11:30 – 12:30

T17

Fiona Kidman

Beverley Farmer

Marian Eldridge

Dialogues on form: the novel

1 hr [side 1]

 

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

26 March 1995 11:30 – 12:30

T17

Ninette Dutton

Meet the writer

45 min [side 2]

Jeff Doyle

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

26 March 1995 1:15 – 2:00

T18

Dorothy Hewett

Reading from her own work

30 min [side 1]

 

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

26 March 1995 12:45 – 1:15

T19

Paul Bailey

In conversation

38 min [ sides 1 and 2]

Robert Dessaix

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

26 March 1995 2:00 – 3:00

T20

Adrian Caesar

Bruce Dawe

Jennifer Strauss

Jemal Sharah

Talking to a stranger: ways in which poets address their audience

1 hr [sides 1 and 2]

John Foulcher

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

26 March 1995 2:00 – 3:00

T21

Paul Kane

Yasmine Gooneratne

Adib Khan

Reinhard Lettau

Language, identity and literature

1 hr [sides 1 and 2]

Satendra Natan

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

26 Mar 1995 3:45 – 4:45

T22

Alison Croggon

Ian Templeman

Sarah Day

Inventing the voice: ways in which poets develop various personae, are in dialogue with themselves

1 hr [sides 1 and 2]

Paul Hetherington

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

Word Festival Canberra

26 Mar 1995 3:45 – 4:45

T23

Robert Drewe

Author interview

45 min [side 1]

Helen Daniel

 

Word Festival Canberra

24 Mar 1995 12:00 – 12:45

T24

Beverley Farmer

Meet the writer

45 min [side 1]

Andrea Stretton

 

Word Festival Canberra

25 March 1995 1:15 – 2:00

T25

 

Adults in children’s publishing

[sides 1 and 2]

 

 

 

[Probably the same as T10]

T26

Bernard Cohen

Glenda Adams

Isabel Huggan

Inspiration versus instruction: can you teach creative writing?

1 hr [side 1]

Ron Miller

 

Word Festival Canberra

24 March 1995 1:30 – 2:30

[Probably the same as T2]

T27

Peter Porter

In conversation

1 hr [sides 1 and 2]

Peter Rose

 

Word Festival Canberra

26 March 1995 11:30 – 12:30

T28

Gary Crew

In conversation [Meet the writer]

45 min [sides 1 and 2]

Stephen Matthews

 

Word Festival Canberra

26 March 1995 1:15 – 2:00

T29

Bobby Ann Mason

In conversation

30 min [sides 1 and 2]

Marion Halligan

 

Word Festival Canberra

25 March 1995 2:00 – 2:30

T30

Alan Gould

In conversation

1 hr [ sides 1 and 2]

Robert Hefner

 

Word Festival Canberra

25 March 1995 4:00 – 5:00

T31

Helen Daniel

Alex Miller

Joan London

Isobelle Carmody

Recognition: the role played by prizes and grants, promotion and reviews in connecting writers to their public

1 hr 30 min [sides 1 and 2]

Cassandra Pybus

 

Word Festival Canberra

24 March 1995 10:00 – 11:30

[Probably the same as T1]

T32

Margaret Reid

Launch of 1997 Canberra Word Festival

[side 1]

 

 

Word Festival Canberra

21 March 1996

T33

Jean Bedford

 

[side 1]

Sara Dowse

 

Writers at Tilley’s

6 March 1991 at Olim’s Hotel

T34

Dorothy Horsfield

Sue McCaulay

 

[side 1]

[side 2]

Sara Dowse

 

Writers at Tilley’s

6 March 1991 at Olim’s Hotel

T35

 

Excerpts from Voss

 

 

Peter Jefferson

Writers at Tilley’s

27 November 1996

T36

Sara Dowse

Canberra Tales

[side 1]

 

Di Lucas

Women and Reading

 

T37

Christine Goonrey

Marian Eldridge

Robin Joyce

Susan McKernan

Janet Ramsay

 

[sides 1 and 2]

 

Di Lucas

Women and Reading

 

T38

 

Entry for 1994 CBAA Award

 

 

Canberra Stereo Public Radio

 

1994

T39

 

Books and writing

[sides 1 and 2]

 

ABC Radio

ABC Radio Tapes

17 November 1991

V1

 

Sponsorship of book festival

 

 

WIN Television

Word Festival Canberra

1990s

V2

V3

V4

V5

 

Word Festival Canberra multicam outside broadcast coverage, DV original with time code breaks

4 hr 2 min

 

 

 

Word Festival Canberra

16 March

17 March

17/18 March

18 March

2001

V6

V7

V8

V9

 

Word Festival Canberra multicam outside broadcast coverage, VHS copy with time code window of DV original

4 hr 2 min

 

 

 

Word Festival Canberra

16 March

17 March

17/18 March

18 March

2001