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29 August sessions

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Date of event: 29th August 2008

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Whitbread Winning author talks to Catherine Cole
Andrew Davies discusses his distinguished career with Jan Sardi
David Malouf and Michelle de Kretser discuss the authors they love
Four authors re-imagine familiar narratives
The secrets that lie within three novels
From Odysseus’ Ithaca to Kalgoorlie
Essay writing vs. writing books and articles
The most fragile of subjects
The future of China
Who ever had a mother straight out of Women’s Weekly?
The people behind the reviews
Will the timeless boy-meets-girl story ever run out of steam?
Fathers and their sons; daughters and their fathers
When business and journalism meet head on
The best new poetry from Victoria and Tasmania
Ways of thinking about time and socio-political life
Writing Indigenous policy
A full day of activities for children under 13 years.
Under Stalin, the official culture gorged itself on great fat lies
Everyone talks about peak oil, but what about peak water?
The German-born British poet Michael Hofmann offers his take on Rilke
Kate Mosse covers all aspect of using historical research to create realistic fictional worlds.
Profile writer David Leser stresses being fair to your subject while being true to yourself when writing personality profiles.
Anne Henderson covers how to test the truth of what you are told, while Jennifer Kloester reveals how to turn raw data into scintillating prose.
Eat Drink Read Live
50 writers and artists collaborate
Bring your laptop computer or mobile phone and be part of a live multimedia remix event
M-City by Robin L. Stewart
We apologise but this event has been cancelled.
And Be Home Before Dark by Roland Rocchiccioli
Verandah 23
The Naked Truth: My Life in Parts by Graeme Blundell
Josh Earl will bring his special brand of librarianship and humour to the festival club.
15 Minutes of Fame – in conjunction with the Emerging Writers’ Festival, the MWF presents a short interview, reading and Q&A with literary talent Nathan Curnow
Text Young Adult Prize is new writing prize for Australian teenage writers. Tonight hear Text Publishing announce the winner.
Love TV examines intimate conversations in public spaces on the universal subject of love.