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2012 PROGRAM BY TYPE: All Events
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Sunday, May 20 2012
Subject and Self: Muslim Women Writers Talk Code: SR20  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Fiction, Art & Design

Randa Abdel-Fattah, Nasrin Mahoutchi-Hosaini, Eugenia Flynn and Samah Hadid talk about self-determination and the critical process of writing.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free, bookings essential 9824 1121
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Casula Road, Casula  read more >
Stories with Bob Code: 219  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Children's & Family

One of Australia’s favourite illustrators, Bob Graham, lets us in on his drawing secrets and shares magical tales.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
ATYP Studio 2, Pier 4/5 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Talkin’ Bout My Generation Code: 220  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction, Young Adult

Mal Peet and Ursula Dubosarsky on treading the line between autobiography and fiction.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
iSpy Code: 221  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Feminism, Historical Fiction, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs

Stilgherrian and Thomas Tudehope tell Marc Fennell what can happen with the information we share online.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Theatre, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Struggle for Freedom Code: 222  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

Yaara Bou Melhem tells Eric Campbell what it takes to report from the front line.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, 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 >
Kerry Greenwood Code: 224  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction, Crime

The creator of Phryne Fisher talks to P.M. Newton.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists Code: 225  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Publishing Industry

The Sydney Morning Herald names the best young novelists in the country.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
A Greyhound of a Girl Code: 226  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction, Young Adult

Roddy Doyle talks to Cath Keenan about his writing for children.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Islands of the Imagination Code: 227  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Young Adult

Margo Lanagan and Mette Jakobsen explore how to feed and release the imagination in fiction. With Judith Ridge.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Katter Country Code: 228  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fashion, Feminism, History, Biography & Memoir, , Politics & Current Affairs

Bob Katter discusses his love of country with fellow Queenslander Kevin Rudd.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Art Writing Code: 229  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: History, Biography & Memoir, , Art & Design

Jill Bennett, Edward Scheer and Stephen Muecketalk to Prue Gibson about the empathy, performance and contingency of writing about art.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
With My Body Code: 230  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Nikki Gemmell talks to Sarah Macdonald about her latest novel.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Hare with Amber Eyes Code: 231  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, , Art & Design

In his one and only appearance in Australia, Edmund de Waal talks to Caroline Baum.

Sunday, May 20 2012 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $40/$30
Sydney Opera House, Opera Theatre, Bennelong Point, Sydney  read more >
Secret War Stories Code: 232  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , History, Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

Laura Soares Abrantes and Isabel “Beba” Sequeira talk to Meredith Burgmann about Timorese women’s struggle for recognition.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Richard Glover Oration Code: 233  |  Type: Address   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

Richard Glover tells us why he loves books.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Frank Moorhouse Code: 234  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Frank Moorhouse discusses his trilogy of international affairs with Catharine Lumby.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Life Savers Code: 235  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir, Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

Benjamin Gilmour and Nathan Mullins tell Margaret Barbalet about saving lives in some of the most difficult places on earth.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Who’s Hacking Who? Code: 236  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Historical Fiction, Feminism, Publishing Industry, Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, Business & Economics,

Mark Colvin, Robert Manne and David McKnight tell Richard Aedy what's fair in the pursuit of news.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
In the Name of the Father Code: 237  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , History, Feminism, Publishing Industry, Politics & Current Affairs

Andrew Clark and Pamela Burton tell Anne Summers about defending their fathers’ legacies.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Stella Rimington Code: 238  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

Stella Rimington, former head of MI5, talks to Sandra Yates about her latest thriller Rip Tide.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
What’s the Big Idea?  * SOLD OUT * Code: 239  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Eric Knight challenges the conventional wisdom on the big subjects. He talks to Joel Gibson.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Lives of Women Code: 240  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, History, Art & Design

Drusilla Modjeska and Anne Henderson talk to Jacqueline Kent.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Found in Translation: Film Adaptation Code: 241  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Romance, Publishing Industry

Craig Pearce, Jane Scott, Michael Petroni and Ross Grayson Bell on the rewards and dangers of turning books to film.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
He Never Asked For the Matches Code: 242  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Fiction

Barbara Mobbs and David Marr on the ethics of posthumous publishing.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Theatre, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Just Doomed! Code: SR19  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction

The one-and-only Andy Griffiths introduces the new book in his ridiculously popular Just! series.

Sunday, May 20 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, bookings essential 4645 5039
Camden Civic Centre, Oxley Street, Camden  read more >
Closing Address: Dava Sobel Regarding the Transit of Venus Code: 247  |  Type: Address   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, History

Dava Sobel reflects on the literary and musical tributes to the Transit of Venus.

Sunday, May 20 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Monday, May 21 2012
CBCA Junior Masterclass with Libby Gleeson  * SOLD OUT * Code: W31  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Young Adult, Fiction

A workshop for young writers aged 9 to 13 years presented by Libby Gleeson.

Monday, May 21 2012 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $70
State Library of NSW, McDonalds Room, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Secondary School Days: Sydney Code: 243  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Young Adult, Fiction

A celebration of books and writing for students aged 13+.

Monday, May 21 2012 9:10 AM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney  read more >
Primary School Days: Sydney Code: 244  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

A celebration of books and writing for students aged 8+.

Monday, May 21 2012 9:40 AM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Tuesday, May 22 2012
CBCA Junior Masterclass with Richard Harland Code: W32  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Young Adult, Fiction

A workshop for young writers aged 9 to 13 years presented by Richard Harland.

Tuesday, May 22 2012 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $70
State Library of NSW, McDonalds Room, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Primary School Days: Sydney Code: 245  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

A celebration of books and writing for students aged 8+.

Tuesday, May 22 2012 9:40 AM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Secondary School Days: Parramatta Code: SR35  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Young Adult, Fiction

A celebration of books and writing for students aged 13+.

Tuesday, May 22 2012 9:40 AM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta  read more >
 
Wednesday, May 23 2012
CBCA Junior Masterclass with Deborah Abela  * SOLD OUT * Code: W33  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Young Adult, Fiction

A workshop for young writers aged 9 to 13 years presented by Deborah Abela.

Wednesday, May 23 2012 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $70
State Library of NSW, McDonalds Room, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Primary School Days: Free at Town Hall Code: 246  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

A celebration of books and writing for students aged 8+.

Wednesday, May 23 2012 9:40 AM - 2:30 PM Free (NSW Priority Schools only), bookings essential 9250 1778
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Thursday, May 24 2012
Primary School Days: Parramatta Code: SR36  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

A celebration of books and writing for students aged 8+.

Thursday, May 24 2012 9:40 AM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta  read more >
 
Friday, May 25 2012
Primary School Days: Penrith Code: SR37  |  Type: School Days   |  Genres: Fiction, Children's & Family

A celebration of books and writing for students aged 8+.

Friday, May 25 2012 9:40 AM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Richard Bonynge Concert Hall, 597 High Street, Penrith  read more >
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