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Saturday, May 12 2012
Thrill and Kill Code: W1  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

Bring out the thriller in you in this workshop with L.A. Larkin.

Saturday, May 12 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Sunday, May 13 2012
Doin’ Crime Code: W3  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

How much insider knowledge do you need to make your crime plot look authentic? A workshop with P.M. Newton.

Sunday, May 13 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Monday, May 14 2012
Unmaking the Rules  * SOLD OUT * Code: W7  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction

Kirsten Tranter examines preconceptions about what writers should and shouldn't do.

Monday, May 14 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 >
Masterclass: Malcolm Knox on Non-fiction  * SOLD OUT * Code: W6  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Fiction,

Malcolm Knox presents an exclusive Masterclass in writing non-fiction. By application only.

Monday, May 14 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 >
Speculating Futures and Bending Genres Code: SR4  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction

Varuna alumni Steven Amsterdam, Claire Corbett and Kim Westwood creatively reimagine our futures.

Monday, May 14 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
Introduction to Fiction  * SOLD OUT * Code: W8  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction

Join Roland Fishman for an introduction to fiction writing.

Monday, May 14 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 >
 
Tuesday, May 15 2012
The Human Ark Code: SR8  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction

Charlotte Wood and Carrie Tiffany talk to Tegan Bennett Daylight about humans and animals in life and art.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
Masterclass: Kate Forsyth on Fantasy  * SOLD OUT * Code: W9  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Fiction,

Kate Forsyth presents an exclusive Masterclass in writing fantasy. By application only.

Tuesday, May 15 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 >
Building Empathy in an Age of Terrorism and Asylum Seeking Code: SR9  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Feminism, Fiction

Chris McCourt and Ghassan Nakhoul tell us how writers can help to build empathy and understanding.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
A Beautiful Brogue Code: SR10  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

Irish novelist Sebastian Barry talks about his latest novel On Canaan’s Side.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
Jesmyn Ward Code: SR11  |  Type:   |  Genres: Fiction

Jesmyn Ward talks about her lyrical and heartbreaking novel Salvage the Bones.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
Murder in the Galleries  * SOLD OUT * Code: 4  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

A look at the history of crime fiction. Malla Nunn, Joshua Meyer and Rachel Franks speak with Michael Duffy.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Free, bookings essential 9273 1770 bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au
State Library of NSW, The Galleries, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Opening Address: The Private Moment Code: 5  |  Type: Address   |  Genres: Feminism, Fiction, Politics & Current Affairs

Hisham Matar gives the private moment its worth in our Opening Address.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Ticketed: $35/$25
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Wednesday, May 16 2012
Shaping Your Story  * SOLD OUT * Code: W13  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction, Publishing Industry

Editor Nicola O’Shea shows you how character and plot are key elements in story structure.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Masterclass: Ursula Dubosarsky on YA  * SOLD OUT * Code: W12  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Fiction, Young Adult

Ursula Dubosarsky presents an exclusive Masterclass in writing for young adults. By application only.

Wednesday, May 16 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 >
Fine-Tuning Your First Chapter  * SOLD OUT * Code: W15  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: , Fiction, Publishing Industry

Editor Nicola O’Shea shows you how to to revise and vitalise your first chapter.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $85/$75
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Code: 9  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family, Fiction

Come and meet Jeff Kinney, author of some of the most popular children's books of all time.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$12
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Bennelong Point, Sydney  read more >
Durban Legend: Malla Nunn’s Life of Crime Code: SR14  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Crime, Fiction

Join Malla Nunn as she talks about her latest gripping crime novel set in the violent underworld of Durban.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9716 1810
Ashfield Civic Centre, Level 6, Council Chambers, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield  read more >
Susan Duncan on The Briny Café Code: SR17  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Fiction

Join Susan Duncan, author of the bestselling Salvation Creek, as she discusses the inspiration behind her novel, The Briny Café.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, bookings essential 9839 6620
Blacktown City Max Webber Library, Level 1, Library Function Centre, Corner of Flushcombe Road and Alpha Street, Blackto  read more >
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 >
 
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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