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2012 PROGRAM BY TYPE: All Events
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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 >
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 >
 
Sunday, May 13 2012
The Writers’ Walk Code: SR1  |  Type:   |  Genres: Poetry

Gather inspiration from nature while doing an easy bushwalk with poet Deb Westbury, local historian John Low and a Discovery Ranger.

Sunday, May 13 2012 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Ticketed: $30
Poetry Walk Meeting Point, Cnr of Cliff Drive and Glen Raphael Drive, Katoomba  read more >
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 >
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 >
Poetry in Cathedral Cave Code: SR2  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

Five of Australia’s leading poets read in the Cathedral Cave at Jenolan Caves.

Sunday, May 13 2012 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Ticketed: $60
Jenolan Caves - Cathedral Cave, 4669 Jenolan Caves Road, Jenolan Caves  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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
Brandl & Schlesinger Book Launches and Poetry Readings Code: SR7  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry

Margaret West, Rhyll McMaster, Aidan Coleman and S.K. Kelen read from their poetry collections.

Monday, May 14 2012 4:30 PM - 5:30 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
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
Launch into Poetry Code: SR12  |  Type: Launch   |  Genres: Poetry

Join us for the launch of new collections by Mark O’Flynn, John Watson and David Musgrave.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 4:30 PM - 5:30 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 >
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 >
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 >
Throwing Soft Bombs: The Making of a Poem  * SOLD OUT * Code: W14  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Poetry

Mark Tredinnick explores the disciplines of beauty entailed in creating a poem.

Wednesday, May 16 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: 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 >
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 >
Stalker  * SOLD OUT * Code: 10  |  Type: Film Screening

A screening of Stalker, the Soviet cinema classic directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. Introduced by Geoff Dyer.

Wednesday, May 16 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Booked out
Dendy Opera Quays, Shop 1, No. 2 East Circular Quay, 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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