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Saturday, May 12 2012
Chewing It Over Code: W2  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Food,

Helen Greenwood explores the different genres of food writing.

Saturday, May 12 2012 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Jean Garling Ante Room, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
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 >
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 >
Memoir: Public Issues and Private Lives Code: SR5  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir

Patti Miller and Robin Hemley explore how far you can go when writing about real people.

Monday, May 14 2012 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
Everyone’s a Critic: Food and Culture in a Digital Age Code: SR6  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Historical Fiction, Food

Charlotte Wood and Elizabeth Meryment talk to Geordie Williamson about the new digital age, where everyone’s a critic.

Monday, May 14 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba  read more >
Tabloid: David McKnight on Murdoch  * SOLD OUT * Code: 3  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Historical Fiction, , Biography & Memoir, Publishing Industry, Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs, Business & Economics

David McKnight discusses his book on Rupert Murdoch’s political power with Jonathan Holmes.

Monday, May 14 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
State Library of NSW, Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Tuesday, May 15 2012
Resurrecting the Past  * SOLD OUT * Code: W11  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres:

Paul Ham explains the essential components of writing popular narrative history.

Tuesday, May 15 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 >
Travel Narratives: Taking the Next Step  * SOLD OUT * Code: W10  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Travel, Biography & Memoir,

Learn the craft of storytelling in literary travel memoir with Claire Scobie.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  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 >
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
Business Breakfast: Mao on Toast Code: 6  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Feminism, , Business & Economics

Loretta Napoleoni talks to Kevin Rudd about what we can learn from China’s economic transformation.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Ticketed: $80
Dockside, Level 1 Balcony, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling harbour  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 >
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 >
Jeanette Winterson Code: 11  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir

Jeanette Winterson discusses her new memoir and answers all your questions.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Ticketed: $35/$25
Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Bennelong Point, Sydney  read more >
 
Thursday, May 17 2012
Wild and Woolley Code: 13  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Publishing Industry

Michael Wilding talks to Craig Munro about the legendary literary publishing house.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
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 >
TMI Code: 16  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir,

Joshua Cody, Marieke Hardy and Lemon Andersen talk to David Leser.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main 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 >
Geoff Dyer Could Say Anything Code: 19  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres:

Geoff Dyer talks about his latest book – and everything in between.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 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 >
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 >
Travel Writing in the 21st Century  * SOLD OUT * Code: W19  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Travel, Biography & Memoir,

Learn how to navigate through the new world of travel writing with Claire Scobie.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $150/$140
State Library of NSW, Mitchell Meeting Room 2, Level 1, Mitchell Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  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 >
Journalism 2.0 Code: 27  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Historical Fiction, Feminism, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Publishing Industry

Journalist Heather Brooke joins tabloid supremo Alex Mitchell in canvassing the limits in the digital age.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Am I Black Enough For You? Code: 28  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Indigenous, Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

Anita Heiss tells Anne Summers about the challenge to her identity.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Woman Who Changed Her Brain  * SOLD OUT * Code: 29  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment

Barbara Arrowsmith Young tells Anton Enus how she did it.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Black Dog Daze Code: 32  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, , Science & Environment, Politics & Current Affairs

Andrew Robb tells Lisa Pryor about his battle with depression.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, 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 >
Beyond the Tent Embassy Code: 35  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Indigenous, Food, , Politics & Current Affairs, Religion & Spirituality, Feminism

Sam Watson, Ali Cobby Eckermann and Chris Graham talk to Jeff Sparrow.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  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 >
Kitchen Table Climate Change Code: 39  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

A personal take on climate change with wife and husband Anna Rose and Simon Sheikh.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The War on Drugs Code: 40  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment

Marc Lewis and Lemon Andersen talk to Cassie McCullagh about addiction and recovery.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Trophies Code: 41  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, , Politics & Current Affairs, Biography & Memoir

Joe McGinniss and Michael Hastings talk to Nick Bryant.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 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 >
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