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Saturday, May 24 2014
People of Letters Code: 172  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Fiction

People of Letters, where well-known Australians write ‘A letter to my other half.’

Saturday, May 24 2014 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Poetry and Music Salon – Do Poets Tell the Truth? Code: 173  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Poetry, Music

Three diverse poets present and discuss their work with live classical music interludes.

Saturday, May 24 2014 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance Lounge, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Curiosity Lecture Series: On the Soviet Union Code: 14  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Politics, Current Affairs, History, Nonfiction, Philosophy

The ghost of the Soviet Union lives on in Putin's Russia.

Saturday, May 24 2014 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Bloomberg Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Rumble Code: SR48  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Children & Families, Poetry

Young poets spit with eloquence in a battle of spoken word.

Saturday, May 24 2014 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Free, bookings 8839 3399
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta  read more >
Dirty Wars: Film Screening Code: 174  |  Type: Film Screening   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Politics, Nonfiction

A free screening of Oscar nominated documentary film Dirty Wars.

Saturday, May 24 2014 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM Free, no bookings
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
A.M. Homes: May We Be Forgiven Code: 175  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Fiction

2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction winner, A.M. Homes, talks about May We Be Forgiven.

Saturday, May 24 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Festival Club - Saturday Code: 176  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Music, Current Affairs, Fiction, Nonfiction

Stay up late with SWF.

Saturday, May 24 2014 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM Ticketed: $15
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Bob McTavish: More Stoked! Code: SR28  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir

Bob McTavish brings More Stoked!, a coming of age and homage to 70s surfing.

Saturday, May 24 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, bookings essential 1300 241 167,
Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach  read more >
5 X 15 Code: 177  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Indigenous, Nonfiction, Culture & Heritage, Current Affairs

Five speakers, 15 minutes: Emma Donoghue, Inua Ellams, Richard Roxburgh, Colin McDowell and more.

Saturday, May 24 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Cut & Paste Code: SR29  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Fiction

Playwrights, comics, musicians, poets, novelists try out a new ten-minute idea.

Saturday, May 24 2014 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Free, bookings essential 1300 241 167,
Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach  read more >
 
Sunday, May 25 2014
Coffee and Papers with Sydney Morning Herald, Rick Smith & Bruce Lourie Code: 178  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Nonfiction, Politics

Join The Sydney Morning Herald’s journalists alongside Bruce Lourie on news headlines.

Sunday, May 25 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Free, no bookings
The Bar at the End of the Wharf, Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4/5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks  read more >
Family Day: Welcome to Family Day: Cornelia Funke Code: 179  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Children & Families

Cornelia Funke welcomes you to Family Day.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Pier 2/3 The Big Top For Little People, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay  read more >
Real Worlds / Imagined Worlds Code: 180  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Poetry, Culture & Heritage

Judith Beveridge, Ali Alizadeh, Kate Middleton and John Mateer discuss poems which travel across the world.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Ian Buruma: Year Zero Code: 181  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: History

In 1945, a new uncertain world began. Ian Buruma shares his global history Year Zero.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $20/$14
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Don’t Trust the Storyteller Code: 182  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Fiction

When you can’t trust memories, how do you find the truth?

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
On Craft: Paradox and Change  * SOLD OUT * Code: 183  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Fiction

Man Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton unpacks plotted paradoxes in this unique talk.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $14
Richard Wherrett Studio, Sydney Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Mike Carlton: First Victory Code: 184  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: History, Nonfiction

Mike Carlton talks to David Marr about the Royal Australian Navy’s First Victory.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Courage, Persistence and Investigative Journalism Code: 185  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Politics, Current Affairs

Threats, intimidation and accusations of madness are all in a day’s work for investigative journalists.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Strangers in a Strange Land Code: 186  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

The laughs and tears of growing up with immigrant parents in western country.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
When Fact Becomes Fiction Code: 187  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction

Janet Turner Hospital, Brigid Delaney and Michael Sala discuss their fictional writing based in fact.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
The Bar at the End of the Wharf, Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4/5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks  read more >
Family Day: Exquisite Genres with The Sydney Story Factory Code: 189  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Children & Families

Over four one-hour sessions participants will race against the clock to create collaborative stories.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Free, bookings essential 9699 6970
Pier 2/3 The Big Top For Little People, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay  read more >
Family Day: Craftamania Code: 190  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Children & Families, Craft

Get messy! Workshops and colouring in and heaps fun activities.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Big Top For Little People, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay  read more >
Changing Gears: Read and Ride Code: SR16  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir

Join Greg Foyster, the author of Changing Gears then take off on an entertaining two hour cycle tour of the Mountains.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Ticketed: $30/$15
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, 30 Parke Street, Katoomba  read more >
Family Day: Inspirational Women Code: 191  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Children & Families

Join these amazing women to hear who inspired them to become the people they are today.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Big Top For Little People, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay  read more >
Family Day: Morning Tea with Your Favourite Authors and Illustrators Code: 192  |  Type: Special Event   |  Genres: Children & Families

Buy a cupcake and sit down for a morning tea with your favourite kid’s book writers.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Big Top For Little People, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay  read more >
Family Day: Storytelling Room Code: 193  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Children & Families, Fiction

Pull up a cushion, snuggle in and let your favourite picture-book writers read you their stories.

Sunday, May 25 2014 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Big Top For Little People, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay  read more >
Tree of Life: Young Refugees Tell Their Stories Code: 188  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Young Adults, Children & Families, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs, Culture & Heritage

Young Iraqi, Syrian and Somalians offer us their life stories with open-hearted grace.

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
MCA Zine Fair Code: 194  |  Type: Exhibition   |  Genres: Craft, Art, New Media, Young Adults

Celebrate the return of the MCA Zine Fair.

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George Street, The Rocks  read more >
Family Day: Illustrator Battle Rounds: Prepare to Draw! Code: 195  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Children & Families

Come along to the greatest drawing showdown this side of the harbour.

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Big Top For Little People, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay  read more >
Blockbusters: What’s the Secret? Code: 196  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Craft, Publishing

Writing blockbusters with Scott Baker, Steve Worland, Chris Allen and Greg Barron.

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Enemy of the State: Jang Jin-sung  * SOLD OUT * Code: 197  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Politics, Biography & Memoir, Fiction, Current Affairs, Culture & Heritage

A rare glimpse into North Korea, one of the harshest dictatorships in the world.

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
NOW HEAR THIS Code: 198  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir

Join ABC RN’s NOW HEAR THIS host Melanie Tait for a special hour of live stories

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Fear and Loathing in a First Draft  * SOLD OUT * Code: 199  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing, Craft, Fiction, Nonfiction

First-draft psychology with Charlotte Wood, Alison Manning and Caroline Baum.

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $14
Richard Wherrett Studio, Sydney Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Fashion Icons Code: 200  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Culture & Heritage, Art

Colin McDowell, Helen O’Neill and Robert Wainwright take us down history’s fashion catwalk.

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Freedom in Constraints Code: 201  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Poetry, Fiction, New Media

Can we actually find creative freedom in constraints?

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Land of the Fair Go or No Go: Has Australia Lost its Soul? Code: 202  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Current Affairs, Culture & Heritage, Nonfiction, Fiction

Is Australia open or closed? How does it shape the stories we tell?

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Karima Bennoune: Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here Code: 203  |  Type: Address   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Current Affairs, Politics, Spirituality / Religion

Karima Bennoune speaks about people combatting fundamentalist oppression.

Sunday, May 25 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Bar at the End of the Wharf, Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4/5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks  read more >
Family Day: Your Life and Other Stuff You Made Up! Code: 204  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children & Families, Fiction, Nonfiction

Tristan Bancks shows you how to create super cool stories.

Sunday, May 25 2014 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Big Top For Little People, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay  read more >
Family Day: It’s Not All About the Future! Code: 205  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children & Families

John Connolly takes you through the wonderful worlds of science-fiction.

Sunday, May 25 2014 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Big Top For Little People, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay  read more >
Transnational: Poetry and Prose at the Brett Whitely Studio Code: 206  |  Type: Reading   |  Genres: Poetry, Art

Enjoy an afternoon of poetry.

Sunday, May 25 2014 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Free, bookings essential, email
Brett Whiteley Studio, 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills  read more >
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