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Monday, May 14 2012
Speculating Futures and Bending Genres Code: SR4  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction

Varuna alumni Steven Amsterdam, Claire Corbett and Kim Westwood creatively reimagine our futures.

Monday, May 14 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
Memoir: Public Issues and Private Lives Code: SR5  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir

Patti Miller and Robin Hemley explore how far you can go when writing about real people.

Monday, May 14 2012 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
Everyone’s a Critic: Food and Culture in a Digital Age Code: SR6  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Historical Fiction, Food

Charlotte Wood and Elizabeth Meryment talk to Geordie Williamson about the new digital age, where everyone’s a critic.

Monday, May 14 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
 
Tuesday, May 15 2012
The Human Ark Code: SR8  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction

Charlotte Wood and Carrie Tiffany talk to Tegan Bennett Daylight about humans and animals in life and art.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
Murder in the Galleries  * SOLD OUT * Code: 4  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

A look at the history of crime fiction. Malla Nunn, Joshua Meyer and Rachel Franks speak with Michael Duffy.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Free, bookings essential 9273 1770 bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au
State Library of NSW, The Galleries, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Thursday, May 17 2012
TMI Code: 16  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir,

Joshua Cody, Marieke Hardy and Lemon Andersen talk to David Leser.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
What is Australia For? Code: 18  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, History, Art & Design, Politics & Current Affairs, Business & Economics,

Frank Moorhouse, Nick Bryant and Robyn Archer, with Julianne Schultz.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Interpreters Code: 21  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, , History

Caroline Moorehead and Paul Ham tell Anne Chisholm about researching in a foreign language.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Second Time Code: 23  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction

Kirsten Tranter, Deborah Forster and Steven Amsterdam tell Angela Meyer about the second novel syndrome.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Journalism 2.0 Code: 27  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Historical Fiction, Feminism, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Publishing Industry

Journalist Heather Brooke joins tabloid supremo Alex Mitchell in canvassing the limits in the digital age.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses Code: 33  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: History, Fashion, Art & Design,

Karen McCartney, Peter Tonkin and Tim Hill discuss significant Australian houses of the past four decades. With Fenella Kernebone.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Beyond the Tent Embassy Code: 35  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Indigenous, Food, , Politics & Current Affairs, Religion & Spirituality, Feminism

Sam Watson, Ali Cobby Eckermann and Chris Graham talk to Jeff Sparrow.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Not Funny Strange Code: 38  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction

Chris Flynn, Charlotte Wood and P.A. O’Reilly tell Angela Meyer about using the wry to great effect.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The War on Drugs Code: 40  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment

Marc Lewis and Lemon Andersen talk to Cassie McCullagh about addiction and recovery.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Trophies Code: 41  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, , Politics & Current Affairs, Biography & Memoir

Joe McGinniss and Michael Hastings talk to Nick Bryant.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Standing On the Outside Looking In Code: 48  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fashion, History,

Shane White, Penny Russell and Stephen Gapps tell Michelle Arrow how historians recreate the past.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
What the Luck! Code: 49  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, , Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs

Peter Hartcher, Paul Cleary, and George Megalogenis tell Andrew Clark about the lucky country.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Is Code Poetry? Code: 54  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Historical Fiction, Poetry

Anna Gibbs, Mark Pesce and Benjamin Laird talk to Jeff Sparrow.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Is Civil Disobedience Only for the Intelligentsia? Code: 56  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

An interactive audience event from the Thought Broker mob.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Brothers and Sisters Code: 58  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Fiction

Jesmyn Ward, Tanveer Ahmed and Michael Sala tell Charlotte Wood how siblings fuel their work.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Writing in the 70s Code: 59  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, , Travel

Hilary Linstead and Elisabeth Davies tell Louis Nowra about writing later in life.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Rural Romping Code: 61  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction

P.A. O’Reilly and Carrie Tiffany tell Angela Meyer about the rural revival in Australian fiction.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Troubles with Ireland Code: 63  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, Fiction, History, Politics & Current Affairs, Business & Economics, Poetry,

Sebastian Barry and Roddy Doyle tell Tom Keneally about the woe and hope of the Emerald Isle.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney  read more >
Turning the Tide Code: 8  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Fashion, Indigenous, History, Religion & Spirituality, Politics & Current Affairs

Larissa Behrendt, Peter Minter, Lionel Fogarty and Ali Cobby Eckermann map Indigenous writing today.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Great Hall, Sydney University, The Quadrangle, Off Science Road, Glebe  read more >
OccupySWF Code: 66  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, , Politics & Current Affairs

Can Occupy Wall Street change the world? Loretta Napoleoni, Chad Harbach and John Keane talk to Simon Tormey.

Thursday, May 17 2012 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Great Hall, Sydney University, The Quadrangle, Off Science Road, Glebe  read more >
 
Friday, May 18 2012
fastBREAK: Epic Code: 71  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Fiction, Publishing Industry

Joshua Capelin, Kate Middleton, Kate Anderson, Dr Avnesh Ratnanesan and Cath Keenan reveal the books and films that have inspired them.

Friday, May 18 2012 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM Ticketed: $10
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo  read more >
The Tyranny of Affluence  * SOLD OUT * Code: 75  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, History, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs,

George Megalogenis and Geoffrey Blainey tell us if you can be too rich.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Girl Trouble Code: 76  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Publishing Industry

Kathy Lette and Toni Jordan talk to Gretel Killeen about the direction of women’s fiction.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Go Back to Where You Wrote From! Code: 77  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir

Alice Pung and Tanveer Ahmed talk to Georgia Blain about their memoirs of growing up as immigrants in Australia.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Topic of Cancer Code: 78  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment

Masha Gessen and Joshua Cody talk to Lisa Pryor.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Book Design: The Story from Back to Front Code: 80  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Art & Design

Book designers tell us the secrets of their trade.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
House Code: 82  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Art & Design, Fashion, History

Robyn Stacey, Jennifer Barrett and Scott Hill tell what happens when an artist reinterprets a museum collection.

Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
It Takes Balls Code: 85  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction

Chad Harbach and Malcolm Knox talk to Gideon Haigh about the literary appeal of sport.

Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Food: I’ll Just Die If I Don’t Get Some Code: 86  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Food

Is Sydney too obsessed with food? Alex Herbert, Tony Bilson and Charlotte Wood deliberate with Caroline Baum.

Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Vision Thing Code: 87  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, History, Biography & Memoir

Dava Sobel and Robyn Arianrhod talk to Ashley Hay about scientific revolutionaries.

Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
All Families Have ’Em  * SOLD OUT * Code: 101  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction

Michael Sala and Steven Amsterdam tell Margaret Barbalet about the family secrets in their novels.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Government House Code: 93  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: History, , Art & Design, Fashion

Ann Toy and historian Andrew Tink talk about the role of the NSW governors and Government House.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
The Translation Effect Code: 94  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction

Riikka Pulkkinen and Sheng Keyi tell Chip Rolley about keeping the story intact as it crosses borders.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The News Team Code: 95  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Fiction

Sam de Brito and Alex Mitchell tell Lachlan Harris about the excitement and hazards of journalism.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Tides and Forrests Code: 97  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction

Hannah Richell and Emily Perkins talk about their novel, both generational sagas.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
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