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Booking now

long-listed  aspiring writers
pitch their stories

Book signing


Bookings must close Friday 3 November

Aspire and Celebrate 2023
Presentation of the Aspiring Writers Mentorship

plus all the way from WA, and exclusively for this event, 
Craig Silvey and Chemutai Glasheen

 2 course lunch
November 11  11.30 -3.30

Members click here to book via Hello Club
Non members click here to book via Trybooking

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Hilton Hotel Sydney 488 George St, Sydney

Cost includes 2 course lunch, coffee and tea and speakers fees,  drinks now included
Members $92
Non Members $102

About our presenters

Craig Silvey

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RUNT won the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Younger Readers.

click here to read more about Runt


Craig Silvey is an author and screenwriter from Fremantle, Western Australia. His critically acclaimed debut novel, Rhubarb, was published in 2004. His bestselling novel, Jasper Jones, was released in 2009 and is considered a modern Australian classic. Published in over a dozen territories, Jasper Jones has won plaudits in three continents, including an International Dublin Literary Award shortlisting, a Michael J. Printz Award Honor, and a Miles Franklin Literary Award shortlisting. Jasper Jones was the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year for 2010. Craig's third novel Honeybee was published in 2019 and won Best Fiction for the Indie Book Awards 2021 and Dymock's Book of the Year 2020.

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Chemutai Glasheen

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Presenting the Long-listed aspiring writers

Join the excitement as the long-listed aspiring writers pitch their stories. Only one will win the Cottesloe Mentorship with Cathie Tasker. Will this story be published?

Share the exciting news from previous winners.

Be ready to cheer when the winner is announced.

Announcing the winner of the 2023 Aspiring Writers Mentorship

Craig Silvey

Runt $24.99

Jasper Jones  $23.99

Honeybee  @ $22.99

Rhubarb @ $24.99 

Chemutai Glasheen 

I am the Mau and other stories 

@ $19.99

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