News & Events

December 2012

Huge Support for the Inaugural Stella Prize

Entries for the inaugural Stella Prize are now closed and we’re very pleased to report that we had nearly 200...

December 2012

Sydney Event – Sleeping Beauties: Reviving Australia’s Forgotten Women Writers

Sleeping Beauties: Reviving Australia’s Forgotten Women Writers A Stella Prize event presented with the State Library of New South Wales...

November 2012

Emerging Writers’ Festival Roadshow Sydney

The Emerging Writers’ Festival Roadshow brings writers together to talk about the art, the craft and the business of being...

October 2012

The Stella Prize 2013 – Entries Now Open

The Stella Prize, Australia’s first major literary prize for women’s writing, will be awarded for the first time in April...

October 2012

Subscribe to The Stella Mailing List

Sign up for regular updates from The Stella Prize by the 1st of October to be in the running for...

August 2012

Stella Trivia at the Melbourne Writers Festival

Think you know your Thorn Birds from your Sarah Thornhill? Would you bet the barn on your bookishness? Whatever your...

August 2012

Stella Bookquiz

Please join us for the Stella Bookquiz on August 31, as we celebrate the writing of Australian women, past and...

August 2012

Stella at the Byron Bay Writer’s Festival

Stella Prize Board members Kirsten Tranter and Sophie Cunningham will be joined by Susan Johnson and Kate Eltham at a...

July 2012

Stella At Varuna

The Stella Prize with support from The Australian provided places for three women at Geordie Williamson’s workshop on “Critiquing Culture”...

July 2012

Support The Stella Prize

We would like to invite you to become a Stella Prize supporter by making a tax deductible donation to the...

July 2012

10 Aussie Books to Read Before You Die

Freya Headlam and others have been raising an eyebrow at the ABC First Tuesday Book Club’s search to find the 10...

June 2012

Australian Booksellers’ Association Breakfast

On Monday The Stella Prize took centre stage at a special breakfast held as part of the Australian Booksellers’ Association...

June 2012

Australian Booksellers Association Stella Breakfast

The Australian Booksellers Association is holding a fundraising breakfast for the Stella Prize from 8.00am – 9.00am on June 18 at...

May 2012

The Stella Prize Lunch – Sydney

Here are details of the Stella Prize lunch, being presented by our friendsThe Hoopla on May 18. Indeed this year’s Sydney Writer’s Festival is full...

May 2012

Applications due May 10 for criticism residency!

A Residency and a Workshop on Writing Criticism at Varuna in July: four funded spots for women. In order to support the...

April 2012

Stella/Hoopla/SWF lunch

Thank you to everyone who came along to the sold-out Stella Lunch at the Sydney Writer’s Festival, supported by The...

April 2012

Women and critical writing

A Residency and a Workshop on Writing Criticism at Varuna in July: four funded spots for women. In order to support the...

April 2012

The Stella Prize and The Hoopla at Sydney Writers Festival

Wendy Harmer’s daily website The Hoopla has joined forces with The Stella Prize for a major Sydney Writers Festival event, bringing together some of...

March 2012

List of Stella events for International Women’s Day

Shearers Bookshop in Sydney is getting in a day early with an event on Wednesday March 7 at 7.30 pm. The...

March 2012

International Women’s Day

Our plans to be involved in a range of events to be held around Australia on International Women’s Day are...

March 2012

The Stellas go viral

On International Women’s Day,Thursday 8 March at 6.30pm, Readings Carlton in Victoria, under the auspice of the Stella Prize, will...

February 2012

International Women’s Day and Stella – List of events

Shearers Bookshop in Sydney is getting in a day early with an event on Wednesday March 7 at 7.30 pm. The...

January 2012

A season of Goodwill

Jason Steger reports on Stella’s fundraising efforts and goals. ‘The steering committee is looking for a three-year commitment and directs would-be...

January 2012

A Woman’s Place by Jane Sullivan

‘I thought I’d done enough thinking about women writers but I was wrong. I’m still learning. So should we all.’...

January 2012

Australian Women Writers 2012 National Year of Reading Challenge

Join next year’s Australian Women Writers 2012 National Year of Reading Challenge. Goal: Read and review books written by Australian women...

November 2011

Wendy Harmer comes on board

Wendy Harmer, is a woman of many talents. Most recently she founded the energetic new online magazine and news site...

November 2011

International Women’s Day – be part of the conversation

International Women’s Day: Thursday 8 March, 2012. Is women’s writing different from men’s writing? A panel discussion to celebrate and...

October 2011

‘The kind of privileged whining that annoys the crap out of me’

Tara Moss wrote a blog post about Sisters in Crime last week which really seemed to set the cat among the pigeons....

September 2011

A Prize of One’s Own – Sophie Cunningham in Kill Your Darlings

Many of you will have made it to Sophie Cunningham’s stirring Big Ideas keynote speech at the recent Melbourne Writers’...

September 2011

Stella at the Brisbane Writers Festival

The Brisbane Writers festival talks Stella with Sophie Cunningham, Geordie Williamson, Stephen Romei and Orange Prize winner Anne Patchett next Saturday at...



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