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fastBREAK: Epic
Code: 71  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Fiction, Publishing Industry
Friday, May 18 2012 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM Ticketed: $10
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo Venue & Transport Info
Avnesh Ratnanesan, Joshua Capelin, Kate Middleton, Catherine Keenan, Kate Anderson
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Join Joshua Capelin, writer for documentary series Find The Wind, Kate Middleton, Sydney’s inaugural city poet, Kate Anderson, Project Co-ordinator of Handa Opera, Dr Avnesh Ratnanesan, CEO of Araya Pictures and Cath Keenan, founder of Sydney Story Factory, for fastBREAK: Epic, as they reveal the books, writers and films that have inspired them.

Start your Festival Friday with a conversation out of the ordinary and enjoy a delicious breakfast courtesy of Black Star Pastry.

Presented by Vibewire and Powerhouse Museum.

Avnesh Ratnanesan (Australian)

Dr Avnesh Ratnanesan, or ‘Avi’, is a man of many talents. He is an innovative entrepreneur, passionate about merging the world of screen and the digital era with his company Araya Pictures. He is also an award-winning filmmaker and actor with a global vision. Avi speaks about his knowledge and experience in the creative industries, in particular 'Mobile Movies' and Mobile Screenfest, the first film festival for users of mobile devices such as phones and tablets.

Joshua Capelin (Australian)

Joshua Capelin is a ‘pure nature boy’, an independent-branded content maker, bicycle-film festival producer and new-ventures dude. Currently managing new co-working space, Homework, Josh also produces branded content for Onitsuka Tiger AUS, while working on several new digital and product ventures involving travel, leisure, lifestyle, sports and adventure concepts. One of these is Find the Wind, and it's his first documentary series.

Kate Middleton (Australian)

Kate Middleton is Sydney’s first City Poet. A Canberra-born poet and musician, Kate was selected from over 70 applicants and gained a 12-month appointment, supported by Arts NSW in partnership with the UTS Centre for New Writing. During her tenure she will produce six ekphrastic poems reflecting on Sydney’s iconic artworks and artists. She will be responsible for delivering workshops and seminars to students, poets and the general public, and provide mentoring to aspiring metropolitan and regionally based poets.

Catherine Keenan (Australian)

Catherine Keenan is executive director and co-founder of the Sydney Story Factory, a not-for-profit creative-writing centre for children opening in Redfern in 2012. She was formerly a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald, where she worked as an arts writer and as literary editor.

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Kate Anderson (Australian)

Kate Anderson studied at the Queensland University of Technology, graduating with a major in creative industries, drama. After taking some time to travel, she returned to Brisbane to work at Performance Frontiers, an organisational-development consultancy. With a desire to enter into arts management and creative producing, Kate moved to Sydney in 2011 for a position with Opera Australia as the project coordinator of the Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour, La Traviata.