'"Your white meat is DONE, motherf***er!" The words, growled by an unseen protagonist, echo around Sydney Theatre Company's Wharf 2 theatre.'
'This year's longlist for the Miles Franklin Literary Award features three previous winners — Michelle de Kretser, Peter Carey, and Kim Scott — alongside eight other established writers.'
'Twenty two-year-old Sydney-born Melbourne-based writer and performer Kim Ho has won this year's Patrick White Playwrights' Award, announced at a ceremony at Sydney's Roslyn Packer Theatre on Monday night — where his winning play, Mirror's Edge, also received a rehearsed reading.'
'Thirty-six year-old Sydney filmmaker Charles Williams has won the top prize in the short film category at Cannes, with his 13-minute drama All These Creatures.'
'Staff at Carlton's iconic La Mama Theatre have vowed to rebuild after a fire which destroyed its Faraday Street base on Saturday morning.'
'Same-sex marriage might be legal now, but the 'yes' vote did not bury Australia's grim history of anti-gay violence.'
'Well-known Northern Territory Indigenous actor and musician Barlang Lewis has died aged 59.'
'Celebrated Australian composer Iain Grandage has been named as the new artistic director of the Perth Festival from 2020, taking the reins at a tumultuous time for WA's highest-profile arts festival as it faces economic constraint and increased competition from the Fringe festival.'
'Queensland writer Jessica Townsend has continued her saga of success, taking three major gongs at the Australian Book Industry Awards for her debut novel Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Hachette Australia).'
'To mark its eighth year of operation, the Wheeler Centre is this week launching The Next Chapter: a funding initiative designed to "scale up" the centre's impact on the literary scene in this country and foster a new generation of writers.'
'Perhaps some books aren't meant to be adapted for the screen. Or at least not on your first attempt as a feature director.'
'Melbourne writer, criminal lawyer and punk rocker Bram Presser has won three of the 12 categories in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards.'