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2012 PROGRAM BY TYPE: All Events
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Thursday, May 17 2012
The Office Code: 43  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Business & Economics, History

Gideon Haigh tells Caroline Overington the fascinating story about the place we all know and love.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Poetry of Gig Ryan and Kate Lilley Code: 44  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Poetry

Gig Ryan and Kate Lilley read from their latest work.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Northern Girls Code: 45  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Sheng Keyi talks to Sarah Kanowski about her novel that opens our eyes and hearts.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Come the Revolution? Code: 46  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, History, Publishing Industry

Alex Mitchell discusses his rollicking autobiography with Richard Ackland.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
MYOB Code: 47  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Historical Fiction, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Should politics control the Internet or imitate it? Heather Brooke talks to Waleed Aly about the question of our time.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, 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 >
Comeback Peter Corris Code: 50  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Fiction, Crime, History

Peter Corris tells Mark Dapin about his comeback with two new books.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Interview with the Interrogator Code: 51  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Former CIA analyst and interrogator Glenn Carle talks to David Leser.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
My Hundred Lovers  * SOLD OUT * Code: 52  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Susan Johnson talks to Helen Greenwood about her latest novel.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Mountain Code: 53  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

On her debut as a novelist, acclaimed author Drusilla Modjeska talks to Gail Jones.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 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 >
Spirit of Progress Code: 55  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Miles Franklin Award-winning writer Steven Carroll talks about his new novel.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, 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 >
Hisham Matar Code: 57  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Libyan novelist Hisham Matar talks to Suzanne Leal.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main 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 >
Michael Kirby Code: 60  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs

Michael Kirby talks to Anne Summers about his public and private life.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 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 >
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 Lowdown from Jim Hightower Code: 249  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: , Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

Texas author Jim Hightower tells us there are things about America’s politicians that are still private. (And shouldn’t be.)

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, 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 >
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 >
Launch: The People Smuggler Code: 65  |  Type: Launch   |  Genres: , Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

Penguin launches a new book about one of our most contentious political issues.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Celebrating the Voice: National and International Indigenous Writers Code: SR33  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Fiction, Indigenous

Readings from national and international Indigenous and Aboriginal writers.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Free, bookings essential 4228 0151
Wollongong City Gallery, Corner of Kembla and Burelli Streets, Wollongong  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 >
Buried Secrets: Kate Grenville  * SOLD OUT * Code: SR22  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction

Kate Grenville discusses her new novel, a sequel to her bestselling The Secret River.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9847 6614
Hornsby Central Library, 28-44 George Street, Hornsby  read more >
Spirit House: Mark Dapin Code: SR31  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction

Mark Dapin talks to Catharine Lumby about his latest novel, Spirit House, the story of a former POW.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9399 6966
Randwick Library, Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Belmore Road, Randwick  read more >
Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know Code: SR32  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction,

Join Peter Corris as he tells stories of Sydney’s mad, bad and dangerous to know.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9952 8352 www.petercorris.eventbrite.com.au
Ryde Library, 1 Pope Street (within Top Ryde City shopping centr, Ryde  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 >
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 >
Jeffrey Eugenides  * SOLD OUT * Code: 69  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides talks to Caroline Baum.

Thursday, May 17 2012 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Ticketed: $30/$25
City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney  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
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 >
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 >
Short Fiction in the Age of e-Publication  * SOLD OUT * Code: W22  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction

Rodney Hall teaches techniques of fiction tailor-made for delivery on e-platforms.

Friday, May 18 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 >
Legends Code: 73  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

Neil Astley hosts Gig Ryan and Robert Adamson, two of our finest poets.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Spirit House Code: 74  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Mark Dapin talks to Jack Marx about his second novel.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  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 >
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