Canberra Writers' Festival 2016

Canberra Writers' Festival 2016

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Posted 2016-08-26 by Courtney Symesfollow

Thu 25 Aug 2016 - Sun 28 Aug 2016

Calling all aspiring authors, reading enthusiasts and those who just want to enjoy some intelligent conversation. The Canberra Writers Festival is back for another year with a stellar line-up of events such as conversations and author talks, book launches, workshops and other special events. Most events – even the free ones – require booking due to limited space. Check out the program for the weekend below and book in your favourite events to avoid disappointment:

**FRIDAY 26 AUGUST
**
11:00am – Book Launch – Lynette Dickinson – "A Journey to Peace Through Yoga"
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

11:00am – In Conversation Anne Summers – Host: Jennifer Bott AO
Library Theatre – National Library

11.30am – Special Event – Literary Lunch with Lindsay Tanner – Host: Laura Tingle
North Court Yard, Hotel Realm

**12:00pm – The Shortlist Announcement – ACT Book of the Year Award
**Library Foyer, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

12:00pm - Book Launch – Rob Ginnivan – "Now & Now"

Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

12:30pm – In Conversation Louise Adler – Host: Virginia Haussegger
Library Theatre, National Library

1:30pm – Workshop – Karen Middleton
%%Private Dining Room 1 – Museum of Australian Democracy
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1:45pm - In Conversation George Megalogenis – Host: Paul Daley
%%Library Theatre – National Library
%%
**
2:00pm- Book Launch – Carmel Bird – "Family Skeleton "**
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED



3:00pm – Martin Woods "Maps" Book Launch
Conference Room, Level 4, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

3:00pm – Book Launch – Tracey Lee – "What Remains"
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED


4:00pm – Book Launch – Nicholas Hasluck – "The Bradshaw Case"
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED


5:45pm – Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann: The Shadow Game – Official Book Launch
National Press Club

6:00pm – Tales After Dark
%%The Abbey Function Centre
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6:30pm – Yann Martel – International Best Selling Author of Life of Pi – Host: Katharine Murphy
%%Llewellyn Hall – Australian National University
%%
**SATURDAY 27 AUGUST
**
09:30am – Workshop – Re/imagining Water: What is Lost and Found Merlinda Bobis
Private Dining Room 1 – Museum of Australian Democracy

10:00am – If These Walls Could Talk: Allan Behm, Sam Crosby and Anne Tiernan
Members Dining Room 2, Museum of Australian Democracy

10:00am – Book Launch – Felicity Banks– "Heart of Brass"
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED



10:00am – Letters of Gratitude – Dayne & Clyde Rathbone, Karma – Celebrating People
Training Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

10:00am – Book Launch – Anna Snoekstra – "Only Daughter"
National Museum of Australia. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

10.30am – Special Event – Morning Tea with Rosalie Ham and Marion Halligan Host: Karren Viggers
North Court Yard, Hotel Realm

10:30am – In Conversation – Mark Tedeschi Host: Robert Macklin
Conference Room Level 4, National Library

11:00am – In Conversation – Don Watson Host: Christine Wallace
Library Theatre, National Library

11:00am – Laura Dawes – Fighting Fit:The Wartime Battle for Britain's Health Host: Joanna Gilmour
Liangis Theatre, National Portrait Gallery

11:00am – Book Launch – Kaaron Warren – "The Grief Hole"
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED



11:30am – The Shadow Game: Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann Host: Tim Shaw
Members Dining Room 2, Museum of Australian Democracy

11:45am – My Life in an Object: George Megalogenis, Karen Middleton and Nick Earls Host: George Dunford
Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia

12:00pm – The Poetics of Politics: Lizz Murphy and Susan Hawthorne
Conference Room Level 4 – National Library

12:00pm – Book Launch – Robert Hamilton – "Revelations Far From Earth"
National Museum of Australia. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED


12:30pm – Reading Changes Lives: Leigh Hobbs and Jackie French Host: Kathryn Favelle
Library Theatre, National Library

1:00pm – Speechwriters: Paul Ritchie, Michael Cooney and Mark Brandon-Baker
Members Dining Room 2, Museum of Australian Democracy

1:00pm – Book Launch – Diana Thompson – "Unbridled Passion"
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE -NO BOOKING REQUIRED



1:15pm – The Mud House: Richard Glover Host: Phil Clarke
Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia

1:30pm – Waking the Dead: Writing and Research – Paul Daley, Sulari Gentill and Ros Russell
%%Conference Room Level 4, National Library
%%
2:00pm – In Conversation: Nick Earls
Library Theatre, National Library

2:00pm – Letters of Gratitude – Dayne & Clyde Rathbone, Karma – Celebrating People
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

2:00pm – Book Launch – Sandra Walden Pearson – "How to Reclaim your Life as a Victim of Workplace Bullying"
National Museum of Australia. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

2:30pm – Is truth stranger than fiction? – Mark Tedeschi and Aoife Clifford Host: Tim Shaw
Members Dining Room 2, Museum of Australian Democracy

2:30pm – Screencraft presents: The Dressmaker – From Book to Screen with Rosalie Ham and Sue Maslin Host Daniel Lloyd
Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia

2:30pm – Portrait of a Portrait Gallery with Angus Trumble
Liangis Theatre, National Portrait Gallery

2:45pm – Announcement of CHASS Australia Book Prize Long List
China in the World Foyer, Australian National University. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

3:00pm – The Chaser's Australia
National Press Club of Australia

3:00pm – In Conversation with Cal Flyn
National Library

3:00pm – Book Launch – Richard Begbie – "COTTER: A Novel"
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED



3:00pm – Book Launch – Jacqueline de Rose Ahern – "Charlie's Adventures… in Hawaii"
National Museum of Australia. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

3:30pm – In Conversation: Isobelle Carmody Host: Kaaron Warren
Library Theatre, National Library

4:00pm – In Conversation: Karen Middleton Host: Paul Bongiorno
Members Dining Room 2, Museum of Australian Democracy

4:00pm – Book Launch – Cristina san Martin – "Hello Heart: A Guide to Heart Conversations"
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED



4:30pm – In Conversation: Merlinda Bobis Host: Lucy Neave
Conference Room Level 4, National Library

6:30pm for 7pm – Brexit, Trump and the Populist Present CWF Author All Stars: AC GRAYLING, KATHARINE MURPHY, RICHARD GLOVER, THE CHASER'S CHARLES FIRTH & MARK HUMPHRIESwith Host: GEORGE MEGALOGENIS
Hall, National Museum of Australia

7:00pm – "The Escalators" live music Festival Club.
Ostani Bar & Restaurant Hotel Realm. FREE ENTRY

SUNDAY 28 AUGUST
**
10:00am – In Conversation: Richard Denniss Host: Allan Behm**
%%Members Dining Room 2, Museum of Australian Democracy
%%
10.00am – Letters of Gratitude – Dayne & Clyde Rathbone, Karma – Celebrating People
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

10.30am – Judith Wright – Her Poetry, passion and politics. Poetry reading by Lexi Sekuless, discussion with Humphry McQueen and Meredith McKinney
Conference Room Level 4, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

11:00am – On Prostitution: Sex Trade as Violence Against Women: Melinda Tankard Reist Host: Susan Hawthorne.
Library Theatre – National Library

11:00am – Modern Masculinity: Nick Earls and Marion Halligan
National Portrait Gallery

11.00am – Book Launch – Linda Wells – "Kultitja; Memoir of an Outback Schoolteacher"
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

11:30am – Identity: Cal Flyn, Bruce Pascoe, Tom Dusevic
%%Members Dining Room 2, Museum of Australian Democracy
%%

12:00pm – Leigh Hobbs Children's Show
%%National Library
%%
12.00pm – Book Launch – David W. Cameron – "The Battle of Long Tan"
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

**12:15pm – In Conversation: Kim Mahood
**%%National Portrait Gallery
%%
12:30pm – Eimear McBride
%%National Library
%%
1:00pm – Women and Passionate Politics: Susan Hawthorne, Merlinda Bobis with host Katharine Murphy
Museum of Australian Democracy

1:15pm – Flesh Wounds: Richard Glover
National Portrait Gallery

**1:30pm – Nick Earls Children's Show
**National Library

2:00pm – The Natural Way of Things: Charlotte Wood Host: Lenore Taylor
Library Theatre, National Library

2:00pm – The Mean Streets of Power
Australian Parliament House. [email protected]

2.00pm – Book Launch – Suzanne Kiraly – "Canberra Business Success Stories – 50 Human Stories"
Ferguson Room, National Library

2.30pm – Special Event – High Tea – Sarah Wilson , Hosted by Amanda Whitley
Hotel Realm

2:30pm – 666 ABC Canberra's Big Bookclub with Alex Sloan
Museum of Australian Democracy

2:30pm – In Conversation: Tom Dusevic Host: Steve Lewis
Liangis Theatre, National Portrait Gallery

3:00pm – Bruce Pascoe Children's Show
National Library

3.00pm – Letters of Gratitude – Dayne & Clyde Rathbone, Karma – Celebrating People
Ferguson Room, National Library. FREE – NO BOOKING REQUIRED

3:30pm – Generation Less: Jennifer Rayner and Omar Musa
National Library

4:00pm – Press and Politics: Various Authors Kerry O'Brien, Fleur Anderson, Hon Anthony Albanese MP and Senator the Hon Fiona Nash
Museum of Australian Democracy

4.00pm – Book Launch – Nicole Godwin – "Ella"
Ferguson Room, National Library
**



5:30pm – Bob Brown Special Event: Canberra Writers Festival Closing Address**
National Library

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