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PROGRAM BY GENRE: Biography & Memoir
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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 >
Skeletons and Dirty Linen  * SOLD OUT * Code: W5  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir

Eileen Naseby demonstrates a new technique to plot the emotional complexities of family relationships.

Monday, May 14 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 >
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 >
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 >
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
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 >
 
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 >
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 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
Interview with the Interrogator Code: 51  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Former CIA analyst and interrogator Glenn Carle talks to David Leser.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Brothers and Sisters Code: 58  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Fiction

Jesmyn Ward, Tanveer Ahmed and Michael Sala tell Charlotte Wood how siblings fuel their work.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Writing in the 70s Code: 59  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, , Travel

Hilary Linstead and Elisabeth Davies tell Louis Nowra about writing later in life.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Michael Kirby Code: 60  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs

Michael Kirby talks to Anne Summers about his public and private life.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
County of Kings Code: 62  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Poetry, , Biography & Memoir

Lemon Andersen talks about (and performs) his remarkable life. With Robbie Buck.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Friday, May 18 2012
Go Back to Where You Wrote From! Code: 77  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir

Alice Pung and Tanveer Ahmed talk to Georgia Blain about their memoirs of growing up as immigrants in Australia.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Topic of Cancer Code: 78  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment

Masha Gessen and Joshua Cody talk to Lisa Pryor.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Food: I’ll Just Die If I Don’t Get Some Code: 86  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Food

Is Sydney too obsessed with food? Alex Herbert, Tony Bilson and Charlotte Wood deliberate with Caroline Baum.

Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  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 >
Memoirs of an Addicted Brain Code: 96  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Biography & Memoir

Neuroscientist Marc Lewis tells Lisa Pryor what your brain is like on drugs.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Who’s POTUS? Code: 98  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism, Biography & Memoir

Joe McGinniss, David Smith and Annie Groer cast their predictions on the 2012 US presidential election. Chair: Julia Baird.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Writing Memoir with Alice Pung  * SOLD OUT * Code: W24  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir,

Alice Pung explores weaving emotional truths around historical fact.

Friday, May 18 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 >
Preventing Torture Code: 109  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Politics & Current Affairs, Biography & Memoir, Feminism

Former CIA interrogator Glenn Carle talks to Danielle Celermajer.

Friday, May 18 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The House of Fiction Code: 111  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir

Elizabeth Jolley’s fiction didn’t end with her books. Stepdaughter Susan Swingler talks to Caroline Baum.

Friday, May 18 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Conversations with Richard Fidler: Joshua Cody Code: 114  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Music, , Science & Environment

Joshua Cody talks to Richard Fidler about this memoir [sic].

Friday, May 18 2012 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Memoirs of a Young Bastard Code: 121  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, , Art & Design

Hilary McPhee tells Grame Blundell about Tim Burstall’s diaries.

Friday, May 18 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Teen Diaries Code: 133  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir,

Marieke Hardy, Monique Schafter, Eddie Sharp and Nick Coyle reveal their teenage secrets.

Friday, May 18 2012 11:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Saturday, May 19 2012
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 >
The Man Without a Face Code: 141  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Crime, Feminism, Biography & Memoir, , Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs

Masha Gessen’s biography of Putin shines a light on his brutal modus operandi. With Jane Hutcheon.

Saturday, May 19 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 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 >
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