Some writing news: the Queensland Writers' Centre has moved into the State Library of Queensland, joining a hub of writerly organisations which will also house the Queensland branch of the Institute for the Future of the Book when it opens. Details here.
It's official (and reworded, yes, thanks for the correction): the Emerging Writers' Festival director for 2010 is Lisa Dempster. Hearty congratulations to editor, publisher and author Lisa, whose travel book Neon Pilgrim I wrote about last year.
Richard Nash has been writing on what publishing will look like in 10 years time, for Galleycat.
From writing, to film - we all got our fill of 2009 lists I'm sure, over the break - however Mr Celluloid Tongue has more, probably some lists you will like. Good to see Spotless Mind and The Proposition up there - the much-praised film of Sweeney Todd I have yet to see, though I saw a bloodcurdling amateur production in 2008. Gore in operas I can handle, but I do not like my musicals steeped in it, I'm afraid.
Finally, thanks to John Williams of The Second Pass for this site, which he says is updated 'far too infrequently for my taste, but it's always worth the wait'.