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24 August sessions

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Date of event: 24th August 2008

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Join Robert Muchamore and hear how he became a writer.
John Flanagan and Joseph Delaney in discussion
Emily Rodda in conversation
Gain a privileged insight into this film from its two key players, Sarah Watt and William McInnes

Melina Marchetta’s top-selling debut novel Looking for Alibrandi won a great number of awards.
Join Alice Pung and Sally Rippin as they discuss growing up in different cultures.
Join John Pilger as he talks about how writing can change the world.
Waleed Aly, Joanna Murray-Smith and Diana Sandars will discuss ‘identity and belonging’ from a range of perspectives.
Carole Wilkinson and Tim Pegler talk about how Ned Kelly has been interpreted in fact and fiction
Margo Lanagan and Penni Russon discuss whether fantasy writers avoid reality, or confront it more directly.
Rachel Cohn and Simmone Howell discuss how they made their cities and suburbs come alive in their writing.
Jackie French discusses what we can learn from our stories of the past. SOLD OUT
David Metzenthen will help students to think and learn about writing stories based in fictional but ‘real’ worlds.

Mark Carthew will take students through a fun-packed, interactive session exploring wordplay, drama skits and illustrated books
The Student Label Project gives 24 students the chance to talk, think and write about the art in the gallery’s Australian collection. SOLD OUT
Discover a new layer of the city with Fiona Sweetman
Discover a new layer of the city with Fiona Sweetman Sold Out
A walking tour of Melbourne's culinary history, with Charmaine O'Brien SOLD OUT
This event has been cancelled unfortunately.

Dinner at The Press Club with Greek gastronomic maestro and author George Calombaris, wine writer Max Allen and television presenter Will Studd.
An evening with Max Gillies - SOLD OUT