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Sunday, May 13 2012
Rediscovering Rhetoric with Neil James  * SOLD OUT * Code: W4  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

Neil James explores the ancient art of persuasion.

Sunday, May 13 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
60 Years of Australian Book Design Code: 1  |  Type: Exhibition   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

An exhibition of award-winning book design from the 1950s to today.

Monday, May 14 2012 12:00 AM Ticketed (see details)
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo  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 >
National Biography Award 2012 Code: 2  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Biography & Memoir

Announcement of the winner of Australia’s richest prize for biographical writing and memoir.

Monday, May 14 2012 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9273 1770 bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au
State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  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
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 >
 
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 >
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 >
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 >
 
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 >
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 >
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 >
So You Think You Can Write Code: 36  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

Pitch your story proposal to three publishers.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, 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 >
 
Friday, May 18 2012
fastBREAK: Epic Code: 71  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Fiction, Publishing Industry

Joshua Capelin, Kate Middleton, Kate Anderson, Dr Avnesh Ratnanesan and Cath Keenan reveal the books and films that have inspired them.

Friday, May 18 2012 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM Ticketed: $10
Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo  read more >
Girl Trouble Code: 76  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Publishing Industry

Kathy Lette and Toni Jordan talk to Gretel Killeen about the direction of women’s fiction.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Book Design: The Story from Back to Front Code: 80  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Art & Design

Book designers tell us the secrets of their trade.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Masterclass: Steven Carroll on Fiction  * SOLD OUT * Code: W21  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Fiction,

Steven Carroll presents an exclusive Masterclass in writing fiction. By application only.

Friday, May 18 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 Stella Prize Lunch  * SOLD OUT * Code: 92  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

Join a fun-filled lunch celebrating Australian women’s writing and the inaugural Stella Prize.

Friday, May 18 2012 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $85/$
Settlers Room - Waterfront Restaurant, 27 Circular Quay West, The Rocks, Sydney  read more >
Jeff Jarvis: Let Freedom Reign Code: 100  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Historical Fiction, , Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Publishing Industry, Feminism

Jeff Jarvis is on a mission to keep the Internet free. Join him for this talk introduced by the ABC’s Mark Scott.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Wharf Theatre 2  read more >
Classic! Code: 108  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Fiction

Kate Grenville, Tom Keneally, Geordie Williamson and Michael Heyward discuss Australian classics.

Friday, May 18 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Friends Reviewing Friends Code: 117  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

Chris Flynn leads a roundtable discussion on the internecine politics of book reviewing.

Friday, May 18 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
UTS Anthology Launch: Hide Your Fires Code: 122  |  Type: Launch   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, , Fiction

The launch of the 2012 UTS Writers’ Anthology, showcasing its best new voices in creative writing.

Friday, May 18 2012 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Free, no bookings
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Australian Book Industry Awards Code: 129  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

Join us for a night of celebration at the 2012 ABIAs.

Friday, May 18 2012 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Ticketed: $220/$176
IVY Room, Level 1, 330 George Street, Sydney  read more >
Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and Fellowship Code: 130  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

The announcement of the winner of the 2012 award, followed by a rehearsed reading of the play.

Friday, May 18 2012 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Ticketed: $5
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Saturday, May 19 2012
PIPA SOPA (If You Have to Ask...) Code: 138  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Historical Fiction

Thomas Tudehope, Jeff Jarvis and Zoë Rodriguez on US efforts to protect copyright.

Saturday, May 19 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Staying Alive Code: 144  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Poetry

Neil Astley talks to Robert Adamson about keeping poetry alive.

Saturday, May 19 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Finch Memoir Prize Code: 148  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Biography & Memoir

Richard Glover, Jacqueline Kent and Susan Duncan announce the winner of the prize.

Saturday, May 19 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Ghost Stories Code: 158  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Publishing Industry

Michael Robotham, Malcolm Knox and Michael Visontay tell Richard Walsh about the art of ghostwriting.

Saturday, May 19 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
On Western Sydney Code: 176  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, , Fiction, Poetry

Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Judith Ridge, Felicity Castagna and Oliver Phommavanh talk to Fiona Wright about Western Sydney’s literary culture.

Saturday, May 19 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, 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 >
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 >
 
Sunday, May 20 2012
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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