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2012 PROGRAM BY TYPE: Special Event
Monday, May 14 2012
National Biography Award 2012 Code: 2  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Biography & Memoir

Announcement of the winner of Australia’s richest prize for biographical writing and memoir.

Monday, May 14 2012 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9273 1770 bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au
State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Wednesday, May 16 2012
The Chaser’s Empty Vessel Code: 12  |  Type: Special Event

The Chaser, live at the Festival Club. It’s totally free – and worth every cent.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Thursday, May 17 2012
So You Think You Can Write Code: 36  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

Pitch your story proposal to three publishers.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
County of Kings Code: 62  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Poetry, , Biography & Memoir

Lemon Andersen talks about (and performs) his remarkable life. With Robbie Buck.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The 60th Book Design Awards Code: 64  |  Type: Special Event

A celebration of the best in Australian book design.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Ticketed: $77
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo  read more >
FBi Radio’s All the Best: The Great Unveiling Code: 67  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Fiction,

The storytelling radio program explores privacy live on stage.

Thursday, May 17 2012 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Evenings with Dominic Knight Code: 68  |  Type: Special Event

Join us for a special live version of the NORMAN the Quiz, plus discussions with visiting authors.

Thursday, May 17 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance Cafe, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Chaser’s Empty Vessel Code: 70  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Art & Design

The Chaser, live at the Festival Club. It’s totally free – and worth every cent.

Thursday, May 17 2012 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Friday, May 18 2012
Mornings with Linda Mottram Code: 72  |  Type: Special Event

Linda Mottram chats with Festival guests and presents her ABC 702 Mornings program.

Friday, May 18 2012 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Varuna Children’s Day Code: SR13  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Young Adult, Fiction

A day of events for children aged 8+ with puppetry.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM Ticketed (see details)
Blackheath Community Hall, Cnr Gardiner Crescent and Great Western Highway, Blackheath  read more >
The Stella Prize Lunch  * SOLD OUT * Code: 92  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

Join a fun-filled lunch celebrating Australian women’s writing and the inaugural Stella Prize.

Friday, May 18 2012 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $85/$
Settlers Room - Waterfront Restaurant, 27 Circular Quay West, The Rocks, Sydney  read more >
Afternoons with James Valentine Code: 103  |  Type: Special Event

James Valentine hosts a quirky and entertaining spin on the world of writing.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Thank God It’s Friday with Richard Glover Code: 123  |  Type: Special Event

Richard Glover in a Festival edition of the cult comedy show, broadcast live on 702 ABC Sydney.

Friday, May 18 2012 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
WriterOvernighter with Michael Pryor Code: 124  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

An all-nighter at the Powerhouse Museum for families with author Michael Pryor.

Friday, May 18 2012 6:00 PM Ticketed: $130
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo  read more >
RN’s Friday Drive with Julian Morrow Code: 126  |  Type: Special Event

Julian Morrow hosts his Friday-night show at the Festival, including interviews, news, music and surprises.

Friday, May 18 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance Cafe, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Erotic Fan Fiction Code: 128  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Fiction

A new batch of writers and performers turns their craft to a night of smut and hilarity.

Friday, May 18 2012 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Australian Book Industry Awards Code: 129  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

Join us for a night of celebration at the 2012 ABIAs.

Friday, May 18 2012 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Ticketed: $220/$176
IVY Room, Level 1, 330 George Street, Sydney  read more >
Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and Fellowship Code: 130  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

The announcement of the winner of the 2012 award, followed by a rehearsed reading of the play.

Friday, May 18 2012 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Ticketed: $5
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Chaser’s Empty Vessel Code: 132  |  Type: Special Event

The Chaser, live at the Festival Club. It’s totally free – and worth every cent.

Friday, May 18 2012 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Teen Diaries Code: 133  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir,

Marieke Hardy, Monique Schafter, Eddie Sharp and Nick Coyle reveal their teenage secrets.

Friday, May 18 2012 11:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Saturday, May 19 2012
The Rumble Code: SR27  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Music, Poetry

Young poets vie to represent New South Wales to become slam champions.

Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Free, bookings essential 8839 3399
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta  read more >
The Chaser’s Empty Vessel Code: 193  |  Type: Special Event

The Chaser, live at the Festival Club. It’s totally free – and worth every cent.

Saturday, May 19 2012 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Sunday, May 20 2012
Kid’s Corner Code: 196  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Write a poem, draw a picture or tell a story in our crafty corner.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Free, no bookings
ATYP Studio 2, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Zine Fair Code: 197  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Feminism, Fiction, Publishing Industry, Historical Fiction, , Poetry

Buy, sell, swap or simply browse at one of the largest zine fairs in the Southern Hemisphere.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks  read more >
Bookmaking Code: 208  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Come and make a book to take home in this storyteller-led workshop.

Sunday, May 20 2012 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
ATYP Studio 2, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Rumble: All Stars Code: 223  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Poetry, Music

The best of the Rumble with Luka Lesson, Miles Merrill and Trevor Brown.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >