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PROGRAM BY GENRE: Biography & Memoir
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Monday, May 19 2014
Melanie Tait: Learn Live Storytelling Code: W9  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Young Adults

ABC RN’s Melanie Tait teaches you how to perform your stories in front of a live audience.

Monday, May 19 2014 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 >
 
Wednesday, May 21 2014
Kristina Olsson: Truth, Lies and Memoir Code: W17  |  Type: Workshops   |  Genres: Craft, Biography & Memoir, Publishing

Kristina Olsson guides you through the art of memoir.

Wednesday, May 21 2014 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 >
Jang Jin-sung: Dear Leader Code: SR37  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History

North Korean escapee, Jang Jin-sung offers an electric expose of the totalitarian state.

Wednesday, May 21 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9777 7900, willoughby.nsw.gov.au/library/
Chatswood Library on the Concourse, Lower Ground, The Concourse - 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood  read more >
Tim Cope: On the Trail of Genghis Khan Code: SR43  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Travel, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir

Tim Cope discuss his memoir On the Trail of Genghis Khan.

Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9330 9528, kogarahlibrary.eventbrite.com.au
Kogarah Library and Cultural Centre, Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street, Kogarah  read more >
Tim Ferguson: Carry a Big Stick Code: SR49  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir

Tim Ferguson shares his life story.

Wednesday, May 21 2014 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $5
Penrith City Library, 601 High Street, Penrith  read more >
Tim Finn: White Cloud  * SOLD OUT * Code: 8  |  Type: Performance   |  Genres: Music, Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

Tim Finn brings his inventive performance of White Cloud to Australia for the first time.

Wednesday, May 21 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ticketed: $30/$25
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Thursday, May 22 2014
Mandy Sayer: The Poet’s Wife and A Trilogy of Memoir Code: 17  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Poetry

The Poet's Wife completes the first trilogy of literary memoir to be published in Australia.

Thursday, May 22 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Life on Two Wheels Code: 21  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Travel, Biography & Memoir, Nonfiction

Biking adventures with Emma Ayres and Greg Foyster speaking to Chris Flynn.

Thursday, May 22 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 >
Seidler’s Legacy Code: 22  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Art, Culture & Heritage, Biography & Memoir

Hear all about Harry Seidler’s legacy.

Thursday, May 22 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $20/$14
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Gabriele d’Annunzio: Poet, Bon Vivant, Warmonger Code: 27  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage, Politics, History

Samuel Johnson prize-winner Lucy Hughes-Hallett shares the infamous life of Gabriele d’Annunzio in The Pike.

Thursday, May 22 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
David Malouf: Celebrating 80 Years Code: 32  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Poetry, Biography & Memoir, Fiction

Join us to celebrate David Malouf’s lifetime of writing as he turns 80.

Thursday, May 22 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Sian Prior: Shy Code: 115  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir

Sian talks to Caroline Baum about her heartbreaking new book Shy, A Memoir.

Thursday, May 22 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $14
Richard Wherrett Studio, Sydney Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Kristina Olsson: Boy, Lost Code: SR21  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir

Kristina Olsson shares her powerful family story’s in Boy, Lost.

Thursday, May 22 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Ticketed: $7.5/$705
Glen Street Theatre, Corner Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose  read more >
Vikram Chandra: Geek Sublime Code: 38  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: New Media, Nonfiction, Publishing, Biography & Memoir

Vikram Chandra shares his passion for his two great obsessions: writing and coding.

Thursday, May 22 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Louis Nowra: Kings Cross Code: SR22  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: History, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir

Louis Nowra speaks with Mark Dapin about his book, Kings Cross.

Thursday, May 22 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Ticketed: $7.5
Glen Street Theatre, Corner Glen Street and Blackbutts Road, Belrose  read more >
Huw Lewis-Jones: The Conquest of Everest Code: 46  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Art, Science & Environment

Huw Lewis-Jones plots the legendary ascent of Everest.

Thursday, May 22 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Bloomberg Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Eyewitness  * SOLD OUT * Code: 47  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Politics, Current Affairs, Biography & Memoir, Nonfiction

Three foreign correspondents share their experiences of the world's battle zones.

Thursday, May 22 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Bob Carr: Diary of a Foreign Minister Code: 51  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs, Politics

Bob Carr shares the highs and lows of getting his dream job as Australian Foreign Minister.

Thursday, May 22 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Reflections on the Australian Psyche Code: 54  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History, Culture & Heritage

What does Australia’s relationship with our key cultural figures tell us about our national identity?

Thursday, May 22 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Laughing in the Face of Adversity Code: 55  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Spirituality / Religion

Tim Ferguson, Mark Lamprell and Liam Pieper tell us us how they dealt with adversity.

Thursday, May 22 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Mining Moguls Code: 61  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Nonfiction, Current Affairs

An exploration into the volatile lives of mining moguls Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest and Nathan Tinkler.

Thursday, May 22 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth  * SOLD OUT * Code: 64  |  Type: Film Screening   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Fiction, Culture & Heritage

The extraordinary documentary of Alice Walker’s journey from poverty to literary success and activism.

Thursday, May 22 2014 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Ticketed: $18/$14
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Celebrating The Fictional Woman  * SOLD OUT * Code: 65  |  Type: Launch   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs

Join Tara Moss for a celebration of her new book, The Fictional Woman.

Thursday, May 22 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Free, bookings essential, email rsvp@harpercollins.com.au
Simmer on the Bay, Shore 2/3, 13 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Friday, May 23 2014
Rites of Passage Code: 77  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Fiction, Children & Families

An unflinching gaze on being young in all of its pleasures and pains.

Friday, May 23 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
States of Grief Code: 78  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Nonfiction

How do we cope with grief?

Friday, May 23 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Following in the Footsteps Code: 84  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage, History

Paul Livingston, John Baxter and Ian Buruma explore stories from their families during war. Note: Venue is now Richard Wherrett Studio in Walsh Bay.

Friday, May 23 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Richard Wherrett Studio, Sydney Theatre  read more >
Lynne Segal: The March of Time Code: 85  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Current Affairs, Biography & Memoir

Lynne Segal turns her formidable gaze towards the thorny issue of ageing.

Friday, May 23 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Betty Churcher Speaks to Ben Quilty  * SOLD OUT * Code: 89  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Art, Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

Betty Churcher speaks to Ben Quilty about her Australian Notebooks.

Friday, May 23 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Thomas Keneally: A Life of Books Code: 94  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Fiction, Culture & Heritage

Peter Pierce in discussion with Tom Keneally one of Australia’s most beloved living writers.

Friday, May 23 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Harry Seidler: A Singular Vision Code: 101  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Art, Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

An exploration of Helen O’Neill’s A Singular Vision : Harry Seidler

Friday, May 23 2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Mint, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
Literary Friendships: Hilary Bell & Antonia Pesenti Code: 105  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Art, Craft

Hilary and Antonia met in Paris and have remained friends ever since, recently collaborating together.

Friday, May 23 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Sheila Chisholm, Australian Ingenue Code: 29  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Nonfiction, History

A story unknown to most, Sheila is a spellbinding account of an utterly fascinating woman.

Friday, May 23 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Ticketed: $14
Richard Wherrett Studio, Sydney Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
A Life in Rhythm Code: 112  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Music, Biography & Memoir

Vanessa Berry, Emma Ayres and Omar Musa discuss a life in rhythm with 702 ABC Sydney’s James Valentine.

Friday, May 23 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Philip Nitschke: Damned If I Do Code: 114  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs, Nonfiction

Philip Nitschke shares his life and journey, speaking with co-writer Peter Corris.

Friday, May 23 2014 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Curiosity Lecture Series: On Living Well Code: 7  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Spirituality / Religion, Philosophy

As the sun sets over a life, this thought-provoking talk is an exploration of the things that really matter.

Friday, May 23 2014 4:30 PM - 5:10 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Bloomberg Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Humour and Debauchery with a Few Manners in Between Code: 126  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

Annabel Crabb interviews some of the most intriguing guests at this year’s festival.

Friday, May 23 2014 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Saturday, May 24 2014
Collette Dinnigan: Obsessive Creative Code: 136  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Craft, Art, Culture & Heritage, Biography & Memoir

Collette Dinnigan talks about fashion, family and being obsessive with Colin McDowell.

Saturday, May 24 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $20/$14
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Reza Aslan: Zealot Code: 144  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Current Affairs, Culture & Heritage, Spirituality / Religion, Nonfiction

Acclaimed scholar Reza Aslan takes a new, provocative look at Jesus of Nazareth in Zealot.

Saturday, May 24 2014 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Gary Shteyngart: From Russia with Love  * SOLD OUT * Code: 148  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Culture & Heritage

Russian-born Gary Shteyngart turns to memoir in his funny tale of looking for acceptance in America. This event has SOLD OUT, but there are still tickets available to see Gary Shtengart in 'Strangers in a Strange Land' (Sydney Theatre, Sun 25 May 10am) and 'Humour and Debauchery with a Few Manners in Between' (Town Hall, Fri 23 May 8:30pm).

Saturday, May 24 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$14
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Family Ties Code: 151  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Children & Families

Kristina Olsson, Steve Bisley and Robert Hoge share their family stories in their moving memoirs.

Saturday, May 24 2014 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
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