Feminist Writers Festival Workshop - Writing Life, Writing Self
At Muse Canberra on Sunday, October 8 from 2 to 5pm author and editor Jessica Friedmann will share practical tips and personal advice about life-writing, memoir, and what it means to tell your own story. Participants will be required to bring a story idea or outline to share in the workshop. This workshop is open to women and non-binary writers. The maximum workshop capacity is 18 people.Tickets $65-75. Bookings: musecanberra.com.au.
September 24: A Brush with Poetry features poetry of different styles and genres at the Black Swan Gallery, Binalong and a free open mike event, donations appreciated. 1.30 for 2pm. More information: 6227 4377.
September 24: At Muse Canberra at 3pm, Chris Womersley will discuss his novel City of Crows, set in 1670s France. $12 includes a drink. musecanberra.com.au.
September 27: International Treasures by Dorothy Hart, illustrated by Isla Patterson, about Canberra's embassies, will be launched by Major General the Hon. Michael Jeffrey in the National Library of Australia Conference Room at 6pm, admission free. Bookings: nla.gov.au/bookings.
September 28: At Muse Canberra at 6pm, join the editor and two contributors of Mad Hatters and March Hares: New stories of Alice in Wonderland. musecanberra.com.au.
October 3: Eco-farmer Charles Massy, author of Call of the Reed Warbler, will talk about industrial agriculture and the corporations driving it at the National Library of Australia Theatre, Lower Ground 1, at 6pm. $20 includes refreshments. nla.gov.au.
October 6: The 2017 BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! Canberra National Poetry Slam is on at 7pm in the Main Hall, Gorman Arts Centre. Tickets $5 concession | $10 full: eventbrite.com.au/e/australian-national-poetry-slam-act-finals-tickets-37294688417.
October 10: Noeline Brown will talk about Living in the 1960s in the National Library of Australia Theatre, Lower Ground 1 at 6pm. $20. nla.gov.au.
October 11: Michelle Kretser will talk about her new novel The Life to Come in the National Library of Australia Theatre, Lower Ground 1 at 6pm. $20 includes refreshments. nla.gov.au.
October 11: At 7pm in The Hall of University House is the Eat Drink and Be Political Dinner - Gareth Evans in conversation with Laura Tingle on Evans's new book, Incorrigible Optimist. A Political Memoir. $70 a head for two-course meal, a glass of House wine, tea and coffee. anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144. Pre-book signings at 6.15pm.
October 13: At a dinner at Muse, East Hotel, Kingston at 6.30pm, Professor Frank Bongiorno will talk about meritocracy and opportunity and how birth and luck play an outsized role in our lives. Dinner $90 a head or Festival of Ideas Ticket: October 13-14 Dinner and Day of Ideas $110 (members) $120 (non-members). Booking: trybooking.com/RPOU
October 22: At Muse Canberra at 3pm, the Feminist Writers Festival is holding Giving Up The Good Girl, a discussion about how expectations for women are changing, challenging and rejecting gender roles, and learning to give up being so damn nice, featuring Shu-Ling Chua and Rosanna Stevens, and chaired by FWF's own Louise Taylor. Tickets: $10. musecanberra.com.au.
October 27: At 6pm in Llewellyn Hall, School of Music ANU. Kevin Rudd will be in conversation with Stan Grant on the former prime minister's new book, Not for the Faint Hearted: A Personal Reflection on Life, Politics and Purpose 1957 - 2007. Event chaired by ANU's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Brian Schmidt. anu.edu.au/events or 6125 4144. Book signings at 7pm. Free event.
November 3: At 6.15pm pre-drinks and canapes, followed by dinner at 7pm at The Hall, University House is a Meet the Chef dinner with Australian celebrity chef and restaurateur Matt Moran in conversation with Alex Sloan about Moran's new book Australian Food: Coast + Country. $95 a person. Bookings at University House, 6125 5211 or unihouse.anu.edu.au. Book signings before and after the dinner.
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