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September 2017

Call For Submissions: Reflection (Ricepaper)

September 18 - October 31
Ricepaper Magazine Poster - reflection - call for submissions

Ricepaper Magazine is open for submissions until 31 October  Topic: Reflection Ricepaper offers Asian Canadian context to ongoing arts and cultural issues, new perspectives on emerging and established Asian Canadian artists, challenges to the mainstream media perspective, little-known facts of interest, or a critical story that hasn’t been told elsewhere. Please read the submissions guideline carefully before submitting your work.  

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Melbourne Youth Orchestras presents Moments of Beauty at State Library Victoria

September 27 - December 22
State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000 Australia
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Teenager playing trumpet with swirls of colour in the background

Celebrating Melbourne Youth Orchestras (MYO) fifty-year milestone, Moments of Beauty is a series of surprise free concerts throughout some of State Library Victoria’s most glorious and intriguing spaces over a five-week program from 27 September – 29 October 2017. Showcasing some of Victoria’s best young musicians, Moments of Beauty will utilise four of the nine MYO ensembles, including the John Antill Youth Band, Melbourne Youth Junior Strings, Melbourne Youth Chamber Strings and the esteemed Melbourne Youth Orchestra. Playing with two different ensembles, Louise Turnbull is 12-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Mount Martha who will play viola for Melbourne Youth Chamber Strings and flute for John Antill Youth Band during the Moments of Beauty series. Creating moments of beauty throughout the State Library Victoria (SLV), this site-specific series of works will delight audiences of all ages with family performances in the SLV Courtyard; chamber music in the SLV Cowan Gallery; and an in-the-round brass…

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October 2017

The Digital Writers Festival

October 24 - November 3
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Digital Writers Festival 2017 banner The Digital Writers' Festival is an online-first festival featuring eleven days of live-streamed events, professional development and interactive projects. The fourth iteration of the festival brings together over 120 storytellers from Australia and the world to explore the future of storytelling by fostering new relationships though collaboration between storytellers, wherever they may be. Transcending geographical boundaries, the entire festival is presented online at, and for the first time ever also features events held in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane that audiences can attend in person, as well as being live streamed to the rest of the world. OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIGITAL WRITERS: Swinburne Microfiction Challenge Sharpen your shorts and hone your storytelling skills by responding to a daily prompt in the Digital Writers' Festival's Microfiction Challenge. You can submit once, twice, or every day of the festival – there are up to ten opportunities to win. With 24 hours to draw inspiration…

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