Speakerbox
Mar
22
5:00 PM17:00

Speakerbox

Scissors Paper Pen brings the writers, hellosQuare brings the musicians. Catch these one-off collaborative works: sound stories, song poems and new word/noise fusions. Speakerbox is presented in partnership with You Are Here. Bookings essential, go to The Street Theatre for more details. 

Artists includeJ.M. Donellan + ANU Experimental Music Studio, Jessica Stone + Alphamale (Hannah de Feytner), Cathy Petocz + Ollie Bown

 

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Ask me Anything: Niki Aken
Mar
22
3:30 PM15:30

Ask me Anything: Niki Aken

Multi-award winning screenwriter, Niki Aken, has worked on Underbelly and Anzac Girls and her short film Poppy has screened on SBS and at film festivals throughout Australia. Come and find out about the jobs she didn’t get, how she got the ones she did and what on earth a ‘show runner’ is. Tweet in your questions @NotedFestival. 

Expert: Niki Aken

Facilitated by Lucy Nelson

Ask Me Anything: This series of facilitated Q&A sessions will delve into the minds of industry experts on the topics of publishing/editing, performing, and the practicalities of writing, drawing out the full scope and noting the details. This panel series is presented in partnership with the ACT Writers Centre.

 

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Transitory
Mar
22
2:00 PM14:00

Transitory

Independent artist and Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre co-director Serena Chalker and writer Grace Finlayson will explore ideas of temporary homes and life in transit through a dialogue across states, borders, and time zones. At Noted Festival, the two artists will come together to present the results of their process of response through movement and text as they meet in the same place at the same time for the first time.

Artists: Serena Chalker and Grace Finlayson

Image courtesy of Anything Is Valid Dance Theatre from their performance every/nowhere which won the  WA Best Dance Award at the 2015 Fringe World festival

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LAUNCH ALL OF THE WORDS
Mar
22
1:00 PM13:00

LAUNCH ALL OF THE WORDS

A courtyard full of artists vie for your patronage in an all-at-once, all-out launch of zines, books, albums, ideas, campaigns and to-be-determined items, where you, valued customer, are always right. In the aftermath, we’ll construct a market fair from the wreckage.

Featuring Edita, The Capital Zine, Julian Fleetwood, Kaaron Warren, Merrindahl Andrew, Pamela Collett and MORE!

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Workshop: Writing in a Digital Age  // Justin Wolfers
Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

Workshop: Writing in a Digital Age // Justin Wolfers

Justin Wolfers is Seizure's ALT-TXT editor. In this workshop, participants will delve into the depths of writing that considers technology, the internet and digital concerns. Participants will be able to workshop a piece with Justin, and gain advice on shaping it for publication. 

How to apply: Submit ANY piece of writing designed for online spaces (EITHER a one-page pitch OR an excerpt of work, no longer than 4000 words) and send it to notedfestival@gmail.com with 'digital writing' in the subject line.

Applications close: March 14 2015.

Take Note workshop series: Hone your skills with these small-group workshops with the most competent and charismatic facilitators on the block. This workshop series is presented in partnership with the ACT Writers Centre.

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Where the Deadly Words Are: Us Mob
Mar
22
10:30 AM10:30

Where the Deadly Words Are: Us Mob

In this 'Deadly Words' edition of WTWWA, explore the AIATSIS collection while eight Us Mob writers lead you through writing exercises, prompts and poetry readings. 

Artists include: Marissa McDowell, Kerry Reed-Gilbert, Joyce Graham, Samia Goudie, Jeanine Leane, Samantha Faulkner, Michelle Bedford, Lisa Fuller

About Where The Wild Words Are: Let your mind and metatarsals wander as you go on a writing adventure. Come along to one of Canberra’s best kept secret secret spots and get writin’. Bring your friends and pens. Each writing session will be led by a different artist and/or literary group.

 

 

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Workshop: Crafting Fiction // Peter Papathanasiou
Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop: Crafting Fiction // Peter Papathanasiou

In this introductory workshop – Peter Papathanasiou will walk writers through the process of creating and crafting a work of short fiction. Topics include:

  • character, setting or plot - what's your impetus?
  • nailing a narrative arc
  • character development
  • pitching for publication

How to apply: Interested in attending this workshop? We want to read your words! Don't be shy, we don't bite: submit an excerpt of original fiction, no longer than 1000 words, and send it to notedfestival@gmail.com with 'short fiction' in the subject line.

Applications close: March 14 2015.

Take Note workshop series: Hone your skills with these small-group workshops with the most competent and charismatic facilitators on the block. This workshop series is presented in partnership with the ACT Writers Centre.

 

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Lit Hop: Last Drinks
Mar
21
8:30 PM20:30

Lit Hop: Last Drinks

Stage three of Lit Hop, ‘Last Drinks’, is a series of rowdy literary games hosted by Raphael Kabo, featuring all our favourite writers from the night.

Hosted by: Raphael Kabo

About Lit Hop: Like a bar hop, but better. Discover notable writers and performers as you go from one watering hole to the next. You’ll find storytelling, games and rowdy trivia in three separate venues, with pop-up pit-stops along the way.

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Lit Hop: Stuck in the Middle
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Lit Hop: Stuck in the Middle

Stage two of the Lit Hop, 'Stuck In The Middle’, is a fast-paced, literary quiz featuring a delectable selection of our Notable artists. 

Artists include: J.M Donellan, Jordan Morris, Tasnim Hossain, Yen Eriksen, Rosanna Stevens

About Lit Hop: Like a bar hop, but better. Discover notable writers and performers as you go from one watering hole to the next. You’ll find storytelling, games and rowdy trivia in three separate venues, with pop-up pit-stops along the way.

 

This stop is supported by Lonsdale St Roasters

We Source it, We Roast it, We Pour It - Custom Made Coffee. 

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Lit Hop: Pit Stops
Mar
21
7:15 PM19:15

Lit Hop: Pit Stops

No need to worry about getting lost on the way to each venue during Lit Hop  just follow the trail of pop-up storytelling, dance performance and interactive chalk tweets. 

Artists include: Deb Cleland, Jessica Stone, Sarah St Vincent Welch

About Lit Hop: Like a bar hop, but better. Discover notable writers and performers as you go from one watering hole to the next. You’ll find storytelling, games and rowdy trivia in three separate venues, with pop-up pit-stops along the way.

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Lit Hop: Fresh Start
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Lit Hop: Fresh Start

Stage one of Lit Hop, ‘Fresh Start’, will include a selection of readings from some of our Notable artists.

Artists include: Patrick Lenton, Emma Jones, Beige Brown

About Lit Hop: Like a bar hop, but better. Discover notable writers and performers as you go from one watering hole to the next. You’ll find storytelling, games and rowdy trivia in three separate venues, with pop-up pit-stops along the way.

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Ask me anything: Lex Hirst
Mar
21
3:30 PM15:30

Ask me anything: Lex Hirst

Get into the nitty gritty of publishing with Random House's Lex Hirst. This facilitated Q & A will cover everything publishing, from contracts, to how cover art gets designed, to what's expected from a writer when it comes to publicity and marketing. Tweet in your questions @NotedFestival, and they'll get answered!

Expert: Lex Hirst

Facilitated by Zoya Patel

Ask Me Anything: This series of facilitated Q&A sessions will delve into the minds of industry experts on the topics of publishing/editing, performing, and the practicalities of writing, drawing out the full scope and noting the details. This panel series is presented in partnership with the ACT Writers Centre.

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Ask me Anything: Patrick Lenton
Mar
21
1:00 PM13:00

Ask me Anything: Patrick Lenton

Wondering what's out there in the digital landscape for writers? Let playwright, fiction writer and The Spontaneity Review blogger, Patrick Lenton, guide you through the ins-and-outs of digital writing. He'll also be on hand to answer all your questions about comedy writing, micro fictions and digital marketing. Tweet your questions to @NotedFestival.

Expert: Patrick Lenton

Facilitated by Farz Edraki

Ask Me Anything: This series of facilitated Q&A sessions will delve into the minds of industry experts on the topics of publishing/editing, performing, and the practicalities of writing, drawing out the full scope and noting the details. This panel series is presented in partnership with the ACT Writers Centre.

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Workshop: Words on the Wireless // John Lombard
Mar
21
12:00 PM12:00

Workshop: Words on the Wireless // John Lombard

Ever wanted to write a radio play? John Lombard did, so with the help of Scissors Paper Pen he made one – 'The Bell Coffin' – that was later picked up by Radio National.  Now he wants to help you make your own. After exploring the features of radio plays and story narratives, this workshop will develop a radio play through improv that will later be played on Scissors Paper Pen's own radio show.

How to apply: Applicants are asked to submit a few sentences on what piques their interest about radio plays and any experience they have with them, be it writing them obsessively, listening to them occasionally or pure curiosity. Email applications to notedfestival@gmail.com with 'Words on the Wireless' in the subject line. 

Applications close: March 14 2015.

Take Note workshop series: Hone your skills with these small-group workshops with the most competent and charismatic facilitators on the block. This workshop series is presented in partnership with the ACT Writers Centre.

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Where the Wild Words Are: Cafe Poets
Mar
21
10:30 AM10:30

Where the Wild Words Are: Cafe Poets

Venture into the urban wilds of Civic’s most colourful alley way with the Canberra Cafe Poets, who provide poetry prompts and readings.

Artists: Denise Burton and Sandra Renew

About Where The Wild Words Are: Let your mind and metatarsals wander as you go on a writing adventure. Come along to one of Canberra’s best kept secret spots and get writin’. Bring your friends and pens. Each writing session will be led by a different artist and/or literary group.

 

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Where The Wild Words Are: Kaaron Warren and James Doig
Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30

Where The Wild Words Are: Kaaron Warren and James Doig

Let your imagination run wild as local horror writers Kaaron Warren and James Doig read you stories and provide you with writing prompts to write the spookiest prose. BYO torch.

Artists: Kaaron Warren and James Doig

About Where The Wild Words Are: Let your mind and metatarsals wander as you go on a writing adventure. Come along to one of Canberra’s best kept secret secret spots and get writin’. Bring your friends and pens. Each writing session will be led by a different artist and/or literary group.

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Listen In
Mar
20
6:30 PM18:30

Listen In

A book club for those without a long attention span, Listen In invites you to share a song you love that has something to do with the literary world. If you can make a connection between a song and the written word, bring it along on a device: iPod, iPhone, Galaxy, you name it (no, don’t). Sit on comfy couches, listen to and yarn about the songs, and share a lovely evening.

Presenter Lisa Sampson

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Buzzwords
Mar
20
to Mar 22

Buzzwords

Buzzwords is Noted’s very own advice column, with four notable writers taking on the agony aunt role. You provide the questions, they’ll dish the dirt. Read the results on the Buzzwords blog here.

Buzzword bloggers: Kate Iselin, Patrick Lenton, Lynette Noni, Katie Taylor, Samantha van Zweden

Send your questions to notedfestival@gmail.com or submit anonymously here.

 


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A Day in the Life of Ted No
Mar
20
to Mar 22

A Day in the Life of Ted No

Noted Festival invites you to seize a moment in a day in the life of #TedNo: a Twitter-based character whose story will be dictated by every tweet using the #TedNo hashtag. Contributing a tweet could change the course of Ted’s life forever.

Artists: Jordan Morris, Candace Petrik, Kate Iselin

Follow: @thelifeoftedno

 
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Spine Label Poems and Six Word Stories
Mar
20
to Mar 23

Spine Label Poems and Six Word Stories

Watch poetry come to life as students from Sts Peter & Paul Primary School explore the literary possibilities of working with found text.

Artists: Students in years three to six at Sts Peter & Paul Primary School, Garran

Coordinator: Andrea de Carvalho, Literacy Coordinator Sts Peter & Paul Primary School, Garran

 
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Letters to the ACT
Mar
20
to Mar 23

Letters to the ACT

You Are Here and Noted sought poetry about the Australian Capital Territory, tangential or direct as long as it centred somewhere on the Territory. The writers each have a strong connection to the place and offers a unique poem on Canberra.

Artists: Emily Stewart, Charles J Quinn, Eleanor Malbon and Aaron Kirby, Ryan ‘Skip’ Schipper, Raphael Kabo, Matt Hetherington and Bela Farkas.

 
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Workshop: Improving the Lines of your Poetry // Paul Magee
Mar
19
5:30 PM17:30

Workshop: Improving the Lines of your Poetry // Paul Magee

In this workshop Paul Magee (Associate Professor of Poetry at University of Canberra, author of Cube Root of Book & Stone Postcard) will get you to focus on individual lines, so as to think about what a line does in its own right, and how each can be made better. 

How to apply: Please include a haiku with your application. Successful applicants will be asked to bring along four haikus to the workshop. Email applications to notedfestival@gmail.com with 'Poetry' in the subject line.

Applications close: March 14 2015.

Here's some haiku advice from Paul: Please ignore syllable counts. Just treat them as 3 line poems. For a further idea of how to do this, try, in sequence and by line, to 1. Take us somewhere, 2. Focus us in on what's there and 3. Take us somewhere else altogether (but in relation to the same material you touched on in 2 & 3).

Take Note workshop series: Hone your skills with these small-group workshops with the most competent and charismatic facilitators on the block. This workshop series is presented in partnership with the ACT Writers Centre.

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BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! vs. FEMINARTSY vs. THE FESTIVALS
Mar
18
7:30 PM19:30

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! vs. FEMINARTSY vs. THE FESTIVALS

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! has teamed up with Feminartsy, You Are Here and Noted to bring you a unique night of poetry, performance, writing and entertainment, all wrapped in the competition of the poetry slam. Five judges, scores from ten to negative infinity, no props, no music, your original words, many MCs, many feature acts, the Score Adder and the Master of Conflict. Bring your words. Sign-up from 7:30pm.

Artists include: Beige Brown, Nicola Lambert, Joel Barcham, Andrew Galan, Amanda Coghlan and bonus surprise acts!

Main image: Adam Thomas.

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Opening of WORDS: art, text and digital spaces
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Opening of WORDS: art, text and digital spaces

Want to celebrate the opening of this digital exhibition IRL?

Join the artists and curator at the launch of WORDS: art, text and digital spaces, part of You Are Here's opening night.

 

WORDS: art, text and digital spaces

WORDS is an online exhibition exploring the possibilities of art and text in digital spaces. Featuring interdisciplinary creatives from around the world, this exhibition will be hosted online from March 18, 2015.

Curator: Jessica Oliver

Artists: Jessie Adams; Mez Breeze; Claire Capel-Stanley; Nicci Haynes; Rosalind Lemoh; Anja Loughead; Eleanor Malbon; Maryann Mussared; Kate Ruebenson; Frances Spurgin; Monica Styles; Chris Sutevski; and Louise Upshall.

Main Image: Chris Sutevski, Van Gogh Type (detail), 2014 

 
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Hearts in Causes
Mar
10
to Mar 22

Hearts in Causes

Hear about the untidy and confusing parts of life as a do-gooder, activist or campaigner. Vanity, hope, pride, guilt, meeting fatigue, friendship: this poetic-documentary project embraces it all in text and audio.

Artist: Merrindahl Andrew

Blogheartsincauses.tumblr.com

You can share your story and get involved here.

 



Images: Courtesy of the artist

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