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Free Events

23 August  |  24 August  |  25 August  |  26 August  |  27 August  |  28 August
29 August  |  30 August  |  31 August  |  1 September  |  2 September

23 August

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24 August


Friday 24 Aug 2012 at 12.00 pm

Illustrator in Residence: Badaude

Badaude

Venue: The Atrium, Federation Square
Code: 9001
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Friday 24 Aug 2012 at 02.30 pm

The Age Book of the Year Reading

 Proudly supported by The Age, a festival major partner

Venue: BMW Edge
Code: 1204
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Friday 24 Aug 2012 at 04.00 pm

Micro Fictions

Rodney Hall, Tony Birch, Ronnie Scott, Josephine Rowe

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8403
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Friday 24 Aug 2012 at 05.30 pm

Launch: Above Water

University of Melbourne Student Union Media and Arts Departments

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8206
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Friday 24 Aug 2012 at 07.00 pm

Launch: Bittersweet

Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Lisa Gorton, Kevin Brophy, Ali Alizadeh, berni m janssen, Jeltje Fanoy, Emilie Zoey Baker, Cameron Lowe, Angela Costi, Jessica Raschke
Proudly supported by Arts Victoria

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8207
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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25 August


Saturday 25 Aug 2012 at 10.00 am

The Morning Read

Zoe Foster, Gig Ryan, Angela Meyer, Sloane Crosley, Majok Tulba

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8301
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Saturday 25 Aug 2012 at 11.30 am

Launch: I Confess - Revelations in Exile

Kooshyar Karimi

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8302
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Saturday 25 Aug 2012 at 12.00 pm

Illustrator in Residence: Roz Chast

Roz Chast

Venue: The Atrium, Federation Square
Code: 9002
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Saturday 25 Aug 2012 at 01.00 pm

Launch: A Bit of Difference

Sefi Atta

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8303
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Saturday 25 Aug 2012 at 02.30 pm

Launch: Brumby's Run

Andrea Goldsmith, Jennifer Scoullar

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8304
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Saturday 25 Aug 2012 at 04.00 pm

Samah Hadid in conversation with Leslie Cannold

Leslie Cannold, Samah Hadid

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8305
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Saturday 25 Aug 2012 at 05.30 pm

Launch: The Big Issue Fiction Edition

Sophie Cunningham, Tony Birch, Sir Andrew Motion, Melissa Cranenburgh, Chris Flynn

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8306
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Saturday 25 Aug 2012 at 07.00 pm

Meant To Be Spoken

Proudly supported by Tashmadada

Patricia Cornelius, Robert Reid, Tobias Manderson-Galvin, Kit Lazaroo, Glyn Roberts, Raimondo Cortese, Bridget Mackey

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8307
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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26 August


Sunday 26 Aug 2012 at 10.00 am

The Morning Read

Carrie Tiffany, Angela Meyer, Uzodinma Iweala, Sefi Atta, Honey Brown

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8401
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Sunday 26 Aug 2012 at 11.30 am

Launch: Verandah 27

 Proudly supported by Deakin University

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8404
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Sunday 26 Aug 2012 at 12.00 pm

Illustrator in Residence: Sue deGennaro

Sue deGennaro

Venue: The Atrium, Federation Square
Code: 9003
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Sunday 26 Aug 2012 at 02.30 pm

Launch: SpinCycle

Proudly supported by Victoria University

Tony Wilson, John Weldon

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8402
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Sunday 26 Aug 2012 at 04.00 pm

Launch: Skinny Arse Comics

Tohby Riddle, J Marc Schmidt, Justin Randall, Peter Foster, David Blumenstein, Gregory Mackay 

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8405
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Sunday 26 Aug 2012 at 05.30 pm

Launch: Twelfth Planet Press

Jason Nahrung, Lucy Sussex, Narrelle M Harris, Deborah Biancotti, Kaaron Warren

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8406
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Sunday 26 Aug 2012 at 07.00 pm

Launch: Seven Stories

Anson Cameron, Tom Petsinis, Tony Birch, Jacinta Halloran, Stephen Cummings, Chrissie Keighery, Jim Pavlidis, Sally Heath    

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8407
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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27 August


Monday 27 Aug 2012 at 08.30 pm

Q&A

Tony Jones 

Venue: BMW Edge
Code: 1505
Price: Free, register at tinyurl.com/mwfqanda

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28 August


Tuesday 28 Aug 2012 at 06.30 pm

Big Ideas: Telling the World's Stories: What Happens when the Journalists Leave?

Proudly supported by One Just World

Dorothy Wickham, Andy Carvin, Susanna Hla Hla Soe, Domenic Friguglietti, Jo Chandler 

Venue: BMW Edge
Code: 1605
Price: Free Bookings Required

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29 August


Wednesday 29 Aug 2012 at 07.30 pm

Ned Kelly Awards

Gabrielle Lord, Jane Clifton, Rochelle Jackson, Lisa Miller

Venue: The Toff in Town
Code: 9771
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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30 August

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31 August


Friday 31 Aug 2012 at 10.00 am

The Morning Read

Angela Meyer, Eowyn Ivey, Claire Bidwell Smith, Åsa Larsson, CS Lakshmi

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8901
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Friday 31 Aug 2012 at 11.30 am

Making Robots Think

Proudly supported by Cosmos Magazine

Leah Kaminsky, Lee Gutkind

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8902
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Friday 31 Aug 2012 at 01.00 pm

Thoughts on Thoughts

Proudly supported by Cosmos Magazine and New Zealand Book Council

Michael Corballis, Chris Krishna-Pillay

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8903
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Friday 31 Aug 2012 at 02.30 pm

First Tuesday Book Club

Jason Steger, Marieke Hardy, David Vann, Margaret Wertheim

Venue: ABC Elsternwick
Code: 9200
Price: Free, register at bookclub@abc.net.au or (02) 8333 3644

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Friday 31 Aug 2012 at 02.30 pm

Launch: Offset

Rebecca Law

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8904
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Friday 31 Aug 2012 at 04.00 pm

Launch: The Blue Cathedral

Cameron Hindrum

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8905
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Friday 31 Aug 2012 at 05.30 pm

Songwriter Speaks: Kate Fagan

Proudly supported by APRA

Kate Fagan, Alice Keath

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8906
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Friday 31 Aug 2012 at 07.30 pm

The Stella Prize Trivia Night

Proudly supported by The Stella Prize

Cate Kennedy, Paddy O'ReillySusan Johnson, Toni Jordan, Jacinta Halloran, Ruby J Murray, Kate Holden, Leah Kaminsky, Alisa Piper, Kirsty Murray, Meg Mundell, Rosalie Ham, Melanie Joosten, Monica Dux, Sally Warhaft, Benjamin Law

Venue: Yara Building
Code: 8907
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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1 SepTember


Saturday 01 Sep 2012 at 10.00 am

The Morning Read

Mark Watson, Toni Jordan, Angela Meyer, Chris Cleave, Sharankumar Limbale

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8101
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Saturday 01 Sep 2012 at 11.30 am

Launch: First Light

Kate Fagan, Michael Farrell

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8102
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Saturday 01 Sep 2012 at 12.00 pm

Illustrator in Residence: Alison Lester

Alison Lester

Venue: The Atrium, Federation Square
Code: 9006
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Saturday 01 Sep 2012 at 02.30 pm

Launch: Midnight Sun

Anna Solding, Zanesh Catkin

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8103
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Saturday 01 Sep 2012 at 04.00 pm

Australia Centre Awards

Proudly supported by the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Melbourne

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8104
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Saturday 01 Sep 2012 at 05.30 pm

A Vine Romance

Proudly supported by Yering Station

Max Allen, Gordon Gebbie

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8105
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Saturday 01 Sep 2012 at 07.00 pm

India's Many Tongues

Proudly supported by the University of Western Sydney, Writing and Society Research

Mita Kapur, Uday Prakash, CS Lakshmi, Sharankumar Limbale, Kabita Dhara

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8106
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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2 September


Sunday 02 Sep 2012 at 10.00 am

The Morning Read

Michael Duffy, Emily Perkins, Angela Meyer, Paul D Carter, Amy Espeseth

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8111
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Sunday 02 Sep 2012 at 11.30 am

Launch: Verge

 Proudly supported by Monash University

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8112
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Sunday 02 Sep 2012 at 01.00 pm

Launch: Dancing with Empty Pockets

Tony Moore

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8113
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Sunday 02 Sep 2012 at 02.30 pm

Launch: The No-Nonsense Guide to Human Rights

Olivia Ball, Sarala Fitzgerald, Kathryn Boyn

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8114
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Sunday 02 Sep 2012 at 04.00 pm

Launch: Carmenta

 Proudly supported by the Italian Institute of Culture

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8115
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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Sunday 02 Sep 2012 at 07.00 pm

Sunday Sessions: Songwriter Slam

Michael Crane, Rebecca Barnard

Venue: Yarra Building
Code: 8117
Price: Free Non-ticketed ($0.00)

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