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2012 PROGRAM BY TYPE: All Events
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Saturday, May 19 2012
Who Needs a Linear Narrative? Code: 180  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Fiction, Biography & Memoir

Geoff Dyer and Joshua Cody tell Louise Adler about their love for a diversion.

Saturday, May 19 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Was Hiroshima Necessary? Code: 181  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , History

Paul Ham talks to Tony Maniaty about one of the great moral questions of the last century.

Saturday, May 19 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
But is it a Good Read? Code: 182  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Publishing Industry

Stella Rimington, Stephen Romei and Neil James tell Chip Rolley what makes a book a good read.

Saturday, May 19 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Sulari Gentill Code: 183  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

Sulari Gentill tells us how she maintains the tension in her crime fiction series of books.

Saturday, May 19 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Imagined Futures Code: 184  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Business & Economics, Historical Fiction, , Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Can Europe be saved? Loretta Napoleoni and Heather Brooke talk to Miriam Cosic.

Saturday, May 19 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
India in My Heart Code: SR28  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Joydeep Roy-Bhattacharya tells us how he sets his books around the world, but carries India in his heart.

Saturday, May 19 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cancelled, no bookings
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta  read more >
Bring Up the Bodies Code: 185  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction, History

Hilary Mantel discusses her new book via video link with Michael Cathcart.

Saturday, May 19 2012 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Criticism and Witticism Code: 186  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, Fiction, Publishing Industry, Music, , Art & Design

Bruce Elder leads a lively debate with Jonathan Biggins, Parnell McGuiness, Barry Divola and John Newton.

Saturday, May 19 2012 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Free, no bookings
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Disappearing Walking Tour  * SOLD OUT * Code: 187  |  Type:   |  Genres: Poetry

The Red Room Company takes you on a poetic tour of hidden Sydney.

Saturday, May 19 2012 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM BOOKED OUT
Sydney Dance Cafe, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Why Get Married When You Could Be Happy? Code: 188  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Politics & Current Affairs, Biography & Memoir, Feminism

Will marriage alter the diverse lifestyles available for gay people? With Jeanette Winterson, Dennis Altman, Benjamin Law, Masha Gessen and chair Annette Shun Wah.

Saturday, May 19 2012 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney  read more >
The Transit of Venus: 1631 to Present  * SOLD OUT * Code: 189  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Science & Environment, History,

Nick Lomb discusses this rare astronomical event.

Saturday, May 19 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Ticketed: $32/$28
Sydney Observatory, Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks  read more >
The Disappearing Walking Tour  * SOLD OUT * Code: 190  |  Type:   |  Genres: Poetry

The Red Room Company takes you on a poetic tour of hidden Sydney.

Saturday, May 19 2012 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM BOOKED OUT
Sydney Dance Cafe, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Spoken Four Code: 191  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Poetry

Lemon Andersen, Luka Lesson, Skye Loneragan and Benito Di Fonzo, hosted by Miles Merrill.

Saturday, May 19 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 Feminist Supremacy? Code: 192  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

A feisty, fun, feminist forum with Kathy Lette, Catherine Deveny, Tara Moss and Emily Maguire. Chair: Julia Baird.

Saturday, May 19 2012 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney  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 >
Reykjavík Whale Watching Massacre Code: 194  |  Type: Film Screening

A screening of the worst film in the history of Icelandic cinema.

Saturday, May 19 2012 11:00 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 >
Music and Words Code: 198  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Poetry, Music

Luka Lesson, MC Trey and Belinda Campbell talk to Miles Merrill.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Unicorn Tails Code: 199  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Join Aleesah Darlison for stories about unicorns and magical worlds. Bring a pad and texta!

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Her Dark Materials Code: 200  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Young Adult, Fiction

Margo Lanagan, Lucy Christopher and Kirsty Eagar tell Hilary Rogers where to draw the line in young adult fiction.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Theatre, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
That Woman Code: 201  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: History, Biography & Memoir,

Anne Sebba sheds new light on Wallis Simpson. With Rowena Danziger.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Frozen Wanderland Code: 202  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Science & Environment

Alison Lester talks to L.A. Larkin about the magic of Antarctica.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Completely, Utterly and Categorically Doomed Code: 203  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

We’re all doomed. Fact. Be among the first to hear about the new Just! book by Andy Griffiths.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
A Neverending Story: Fantasy Worlds Code: 204  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Young Adult, Fiction

Isobelle Carmody, Scott Westerfeld and Justine Larbalestier on the complexities of fantasy.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Kathy Lette Code: 205  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Kathy Lette talks to Jean Kittson about her latest book, which touches on some very personal territory.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Picture This Code: 206  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction

Mal Peet and Elspeth Graham show us how words and pictures together complete a story.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Sydney Confidential Code: 207  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Feminism

Fiona Harari and Geesche Jacobsen tell Jane Hutcheon about two of Sydney’s recent scandals.

Sunday, May 20 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  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 >
Research and Writing Code: 209  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, History, Fashion

Delia Falconer, Penny Russell and Eileen Chanin talk to Suzanne Leal.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Join the Brotherband Code: 210  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction

John Flanagan reveals the next instalment in his gripping new series, Brotherband.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Theatre, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Cracking the Children’s Market Code: 211  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Children's & Family

Emily Rodda, Chris Morphew, Sue Whiting and Hilary Rogers explore what it takes to make it in the world of children’s publishing.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Bully For You Code: 212  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Feminism, Young Adult

Paul Capsis, Wendy Harmer and Benjamin Law talk to Fiona Scott-Norman on how they coped with bullying at school.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Surviving: The Australian Way Code: 213  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Science & Environment, , Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Tom Griffiths, Kim Mahood and Geoff Page, with Julianne Schultz.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Same, Same but Different Code: 214  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Young Adult, Art & Design, Children's & Family

Oliver Jeffers talks to Annette Shun Wah about standing out from the crowd.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Grimstones Code: 215  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family

Asphyxia leads us into the magical miniature world of the Grimstones puppet family.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Oskar Schindler of Asia? Code: 216  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Feminism, , Politics & Current Affairs, Biography & Memoir

Robin de Crespigny and former people-smuggler Ali al Jenabi talk to Heather Ewart.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Joseph Lyons PM: Labor ‘Rat’ or Pure Patriot?  * SOLD OUT * Code: 217  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, History

Anne Henderson talks to Rodney Cavalier about her biography of former prime minister Joseph Lyons.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
A Frenetic Career? Code: 218  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Fiction, Publishing Industry, History

Tom Keneally talks to Richard Glover about life that comes with such prolific output.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Rocket Readings Code: SR34  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

Poetry readings with guests Mark Tredinnick, Ali Jane Smith and Julie Chevalier plus open-mic and live music.

Sunday, May 20 2012 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Wollongong City Gallery, Corner of Kembla and Burelli Streets, Wollongong  read more >
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