Litbits, March 9 2016

George Megalogeniswill be the guest at a Canberra Times/ANU event on March 22. Photo: ClemsonTHE 2016 JOLLEY PRIZE

Entries are open for the 2016 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize with a first prize of $7000. Entries must be a single-authored short story of between 2000 and 5000 words, written in English. Stories must not have been previously published or be on offer to other prizes or publications for the duration of the Jolley Prize. Entries close at midnight on April 11. Website: australianbookreview苏州美甲美睫培训学校419论坛. What’s on

March 15: Join economists Tom Bentley and Stephen Koukoulas in conversation with Guardian Australia political editor Lenore Taylor as they discuss how and why Australia needs a new way to develop its competitive advantage in a globalised economy. Muse Canberra, 6pm. Tickets $10 includes a drink. Bookings: musecanberra苏州美甲美睫培训学校419论坛.

March 16-20: The Noted Writers Festival will take place in Canberra with authors, poets, journalists, publishers, editors and more. Website: notedfestival苏州美甲美睫培训学校.

March 17:Playing the game: The memoirs of Grand Chief Sir Julius Chan will be launched at 5.30pm in the Springbank Room, Level 1, J.G. Crawford Building, 132 Lennox Crossing, ANU. Registration at crawford.anu.edu419论坛/events. Phone 6125 7922.

March 17: At 6pm in the Theatre, lower ground 1, National Library of Australia, Dr Stephen Whiteman, lecturer in Asian Art at the University of Sydney, discusses the significance of printing and publishing in the articulation of Qing imperial authority. Tickets $15 includes refreshments. nla.gov419论坛.

March 18: 7.30am: At Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, join Noted for some intimate live poetry readings – grab a coffee and share a table to experience one-on-one and small-group performances. Until 9am.

March 18: At 7.30pm in the Main Hall, Gorman Arts Centre, 55 Ainslie Avenue, Braddon, The Salt Room is a showcase of writers and performers including The Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary, Jennifer Compton and the BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! team.

March 19-20: In the weekend event at the National Library, Writing China, explore the impact of China on Australian writing. Some events free, some paid, 10am to 5pm daily. nla.gov419论坛.

March 20: At Muse Canberra, Taste Text at 3.30pm features Bryan Martin, Marion Halligan and Michelle Brotohusodo​ talking about food and writing in a panel talk moderated by Fergus McGhie. Tickets: $10 (includes a drink). musecanberra苏州美甲美睫培训学校419论坛.

March 21: At 6pm in the National Library Bookshop, The Gatekeepers of Australian Foreign Policy 1950-1966 by Adam Hughes Henry will be launched.Bookings: nla.gov419论坛.

March 21: In a Canberra Times/ANU event, Niki Savva​ will discuss her new book, The Road to Ruin. How Tony Abbott and Peta Credlin destroyed their own government, with Kerry-Anne Walsh at 6.30pm in Manning Clark lecture theatre 2, ANU. Free but bookings required at anu.edu419论坛/events or call 6125 8415.

March 22: In a Canberra Times/ANU event George Megalogenis will be in conversation with Laura Tingle on his new Quarterly Essay, Balancing Act: Australia between Recession and Renewal. 7pm. Manning Clark lecture theatre 2 ANU. Free but bookings required at anu.edu419论坛/events or call 6125 8415.

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