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2012 PROGRAM BY TYPE: All Events
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Wednesday, May 16 2012
Not Dead Yet: Peter James Code: SR23  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

Peter James discusses his latest offering in the bestselling Roy Grace detective series, Not Dead Yet.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, bookings essential 4645 4444
Ingleburn Branch Library & Community Centre, Corner of Oxford and Cumberland Roads, Ingleburn  read more >
Jesmyn Ward Code: SR24  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Jesmyn Ward talks to Stephanie Bishop about writing the breathtaking novel Salvage the Bones.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, bookings essential
University of NSW, Io Myers Studio, High Street, University of New South Wales, Kensington  read more >
Kathy Lette: Live in Newcastle Code: SR25  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction

Kathy Lette discusses the inspiration behind her latest novel, The Boy Who Fell To Earth.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ticketed: $12/$8
Newcastle City Hall, Concert Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle  read more >
Jeanette Winterson Code: 11  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir

Jeanette Winterson discusses her new memoir and answers all your questions.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Ticketed: $35/$25
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Bennelong Point, Sydney  read more >
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
How to Commit a Thrilling Crime  * SOLD OUT * Code: W20  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

Kathryn Fox shows you how to commit thrilling crime.

Thursday, May 17 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Wild and Woolley Code: 13  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Publishing Industry

Michael Wilding talks to Craig Munro about the legendary literary publishing house.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Carrie Tiffany Code: 14  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

The author of Mateship with Birds talks to Susan Wyndham.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Labor’s Love’s Lost Code: 15  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs, , Biography & Memoir, History

Frank Sartor talks to Lachlan Harris about the future of the ALP.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
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 >
The Biggest Estate on Earth Code: 17  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fashion, , Indigenous, History, Religion & Spirituality

Bill Gammage tells Lyndall Ryan about the systematic way Aborigines managed the land.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, 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 >
Geoff Dyer Could Say Anything Code: 19  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres:

Geoff Dyer talks about his latest book – and everything in between.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The She-Devil in the Mirror Code: 20  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Horacio Castellanos Moya talks to Chris Andrews.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 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 >
Masterclass: Nancy Doherty on Editing Code: W17  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Fiction,

International editor Nancy Doherty presents an exclusive Masterclass in editing. By application only.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $210/$200
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
The Forest for the Trees: Writers & Publishing in 2012  * SOLD OUT * Code: W18  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Historical Fiction, , Fiction

Chad Harbach, Paul Baggaley (Picador UK), Elliot Perlman and other industry identities speak on the state of publishing today.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $35/$25
State Library of NSW, Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Travel Writing in the 21st Century  * SOLD OUT * Code: W19  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Travel, Biography & Memoir,

Learn how to navigate through the new world of travel writing with Claire Scobie.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
True Code: 248  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Riikka Pulkkinen talks to Jeffrey Eugenides on the publication of her debut in English, True.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings.
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio  read more >
Retro Code: 22  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fashion, History, Art & Design,

Adrian Franklin tells why we love mid-twentieth century design.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney  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 >
The Story of Sydney Code: 24  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, History,

Andrew Tink tells Elizabeth Johnstone about the man whose name we utter almost every day: Sydney.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
More Than a Music-Loving Elf Code: 25  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Björk lyricist, poet and novelist Sjón talks to Sarah Kanowski about his latest work..

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Harbours and Rivers Code: 26  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

Robert Adamson, Neil Astley, Martin Harrison and Jennifer Maiden.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, 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 >
Am I Black Enough For You? Code: 28  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Indigenous, Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

Anita Heiss tells Anne Summers about the challenge to her identity.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain  * SOLD OUT * Code: 29  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment

Barbara Arrowsmith Young tells Anton Enus how she did it.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Rodney Hall Code: 30  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction, Romance

Rodney Hall talks to Ashley Hay about his latest work, Silence.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Salvage the Bones Code: 31  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

2011 National Book Award-winner Jesmyn Ward talks to Stephen Romei.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Black Dog Daze Code: 32  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, , Science & Environment, Politics & Current Affairs

Andrew Robb tells Lisa Pryor about his battle with depression.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 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 >
Sydney: Suburban Swell Code: 34  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

John Carey, David Musgrave, Louise Wakeling, Les Wicks and Margaret Bradstock.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  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 >
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 >
OMG Code: 37  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Religion & Spirituality, , History

Geoffrey Blainey talks to Michael Costigan about the “many-sided history of Christianity” and its influence.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, 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 >
Kitchen Table Climate Change Code: 39  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

A personal take on climate change with wife and husband Anna Rose and Simon Sheikh.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, 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 >
Sweet Old World Code: 42  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Deborah Robertson talks to Susan Wyndham.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
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