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Monday, May 14 2012
Speculative History and Biography Code: SR3  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir, History

Martin Thomas, landscape historian and speculative biographer, talks to former attorney-general Bob Debus.

Monday, May 14 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
 
Tuesday, May 15 2012
How Aborigines Made Australia Code: SR21  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: History, Indigenous, , Science & Environment

Bill Gammage explodes the myth that pre-settlement Australia was an untamed wilderness.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9847 6614
Hornsby Central Library, 28-44 George Street, Hornsby  read more >
 
Wednesday, May 16 2012
Keeping It Real: Creative Non-fiction  * SOLD OUT * Code: W16  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, History

Mark Tredinnick presents a workshop in the art of literary non-fiction.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
The Sons of Clovis: David Brooks Code: 7  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Poetry, History, Publishing Industry

David Brooks on the nature of poetry and the infamous Ern Malley Hoax.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Free, bookings essential 9036 5253
University of Sydney, Macleay Museum, Gosper Lane (off Science Road), University of Sydney  read more >
Awesome Mawson: Peter FitzSimons Code: SR29  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: , History

Peter FitzSimons discusses the saga of Sir Douglas Mawson that coincided with the parallel race to the South Pole by Amundsen and Scott.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $5
Penrith City Library, 601 High Street, Penrith  read more >
 
Thursday, May 17 2012
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
 
Friday, May 18 2012
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 >
Debt in Venice  * SOLD OUT * Code: 79  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, History

Jane Gleeson-White tells Geoffrey Lehmann about the innovation that facilitated the Renaissance and capitalism.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 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 >
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 >
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 >
Surfer’s Paradise Code: 99  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Fashion, History, Art & Design

Tony Edwards, Phil Jarratt and Mark Sutherland recall the innocent days of the surfing industry. With Sean Doherty.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Saturday, May 19 2012
Townies Code: 136  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fashion, History,

Matthew Condon, Sophie Cunningham, Delia Falconer and Kerryn Goldsworthy tell us the secrets of their cities. With Jill Eddington.

Saturday, May 19 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
A Train in Winter Code: 137  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, History,

Caroline Moorehead talks to David Marr about her latest work A Train in Winter.

Saturday, May 19 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Calculating Women  * SOLD OUT * Code: 142  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, History, Biography & Memoir

Robyn Arianrhod tells Lynne Malcolm about the role two women played in revolutionising physics.

Saturday, May 19 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Resistance Code: 145  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism, History

Laura Soares Abrantes, Isabel ‘Beba’ Sequeira and Sylvia Lawson tell Katherine Thomson about demanding the impossible.

Saturday, May 19 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Artful Abacus Code: 152  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , History

Gideon Haigh and Jane Gleeson-White talk to novelist and former Macbanker John M. Green about how they made literature out of numbers.

Saturday, May 19 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
A More Perfect Heaven  * SOLD OUT * Code: 157  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir, History

Dava Sobel talks to Robyn Williams about the man who “turned the universe inside out”.

Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Homosexual Code: 162  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: History, , Politics & Current Affairs

Dennis Altman talks to Anton Enus about his groundbreaking book published 40 years ago.

Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Ice Men Code: 170  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment, History

Peter FitzSimons and Heather Rossiter talk to Richard Glover about Mawson, Amundsen and Scott.

Saturday, May 19 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Sarah Palin Stopper Code: 172  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Feminism, History, Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs

Joe McGinniss tells Annabel Crabb how Sarah Palin ever got as far as she did.

Saturday, May 19 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Tasmanian Aborigines  * SOLD OUT * Code: 173  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Fashion, History, Indigenous

Lyndall Ryan talks to Ann Curthoys about the evidence of the massacre of Tasmanian Aborigines.

Saturday, May 19 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 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 >
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 >
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 >
 
Sunday, May 20 2012
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 >
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 >
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