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Good Reading Online Magazine
New Online Magazine - SpineOut
Kerry Greenwood Vodcast
Websites for Writers
Ideas For Books to Read
Reading Related Activities For Younger Children
| New Online Magazine - SpineOut|
|A place for YAs to share their love of reading, writing and creativity. Book reviews, competitions and lots more. Don't be shy, take a wander through and get involved! |
| Kerry Greenwood Vodcast|
|If you missed Kerry Greenwood's talk in October 2008, you can still view the vodcast. |
| Book Groups|
|Kingston Online Book Club |
You can join our Online Book Club. Members will choose from a selection of books each month to read and discuss. Go to www.kingstonlibraries.net and click on the heading "Groups" for details.
CAE Book Groups
Information about starting a new group or joining an existing one.
Phone: 9652 0611
University of the Third Age (U3A) Kingston
The Old Court House, 37 Albert St, Mordialloc
Phone: 9580 8328
House Book Club
Enjoy reading and discussing books in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere? Then why not join the House Book Club. Meetings held 3rd Monday of each month, at 7:00pm. $2.00 gold coin donation per meeting.
The House Book Club meet at the Mordialloc Neighbourhood House Phone: 9587 4534
|Mordialloc Writers’ Group |
Workshops fortnightly, 8pm. 21 Albert St, Mordialloc
Phone: 9587 8757 (Marie Neil)
Readings by the Bay
Hosted by Mordialloc Writers’ Group, last Sunday of month, Feb-Dec, 2-5pm.
21 Albert St, Mordialloc
Phone: 9587 8757
1st Wed of month , 1.15pm. Patterson Lakes Community Hall, Thompsons Rd.
$3. Pieces to be critiqued emailed in advance.
Phone: 9580 7630 (Fred Curtis)
15 Chelsea Rd, Chelsea
Phone: 9776 1386 (Sallie)
Fax: 9776 1174
| Websites for Writers|
|Writers Victoria |
Essential starting point for Victorians interested in writing has monthly newsletter ‘Victorian Writer’.
Australian Literary Agents’ Association
Links for writers from Varuna, the Writers' House in Australia - offering residential mentoring, fellowships, retreats and writing courses.
Children's Book Council of Australia
For aspiring writers and illustrators of children's and young adult literature.
Australian Writer's Marketplace
Online version of The Australian Writer's Marketplace directory.
Australian Copyright Council
Australian Writers’ Guild
A professional association for writers in the areas of television, radio, screen and stage.
Romance Writers of Australia Inc.
Australia's national organization of romance writers.
Australian Horror Writers Association
Australian Society of Authors
The Australian Society of Authors promotes and protects the professional interests of Australian literary creators.
Society of Women Writers – Victoria Inc
The main aim of SWWV is to draw together women engaged in the writing profession and to strengthen ties between women writers in Australia and overseas.
The Ned Kelly Awards
The Crime Writers Association of Australia was set up in the mid 1990s to promote and encourage Australian crime writing through the establishment of this award.
Book in a Week
A creative site full of helpful tools & links for writers.
Get a random story-starter sentence from more than 340 million choices.
Free searchable database of agents covering all genres.
Tips & articles for writers of all genres.
Writing tips for fiction including publishing, promotion & marketing.
Mystery Writers of America
MWA is "the premier organization for mystery and crime writers" in America.
International Thriller Writers
This organisation represents thriller writers around the world.
UNESCO Cities of Literature
Melbourrne and Iowa have joined Edinburgh to form a global network of Cities of Literature. The centrepiece of Melbourne's UNESCO City of Literature Initiative is the Wheeler Centre. The new hub of Melbourne's renowned literary and publishing scene, the Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, is named after two of Australia's most significant and successful publishers, Tony and Maureen Wheeler.
| Ideas For Books to Read|
|Not sure what to read? Got stuck in a rut? Kingston Library staff love recommending great reads and we have a wealth of resources to help choose your next book. |
Global Books In Print
Want to know if a particular book is available to purchase? Check titles by your favourite author and find out availability and price.
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Readers' advisory at its best. Use Fiction Connection to locate fiction suggestions based on a title that you already enjoy, or take advantage of the broad category search featuring topic, genre, setting, character, location, and timeframe.
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A subject guide to children’s fiction and poetry, with an emphasis on Australian authors. Click "Login with an IP address" to access.
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A brilliant way to discover new books to read! Kingston was privileged to be the first library in Australia to provide its patrons with LibraryThing built into our online catalogue.
Search details of over 20,000 authors and 270,000 titles.
Search Fantastic Fiction
| Book Awards|
|Looking for the latest award winners? Check our list of book awards for an extensive list of Australian and International prizes. |
| Reading Related Activities For Younger Children|
|Weekly storytime sessions are held for preschoolers (Ages 2-5 years) and Tiny Tots (Ages 0-24 months). Bookbugs is a monthly after school book club for kids in grades 1-3 who are interested in all sorts of books. |
Check our Kids' Acitivites page for details.