Light Lines
Apr
13
to Apr 17

Light Lines

  • You Are Here Hub Space (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artists:  Harriet Schwarzrock, Sarah Rice

Light meets lines in this illuminating collaboration between poet Sarah Rice and glass artist Harriet Schwarzrock. During Noted Festival Sarah and Harriet will begin the process of converting Sarah's words into beautiful neon signs. Witness the finished product at You Are Here Festival in April.

Light Lines is a partnership between Noted and You Are Here, generously supported by the Canberra Glassworks and Arts ACT.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to This Panel
Mar
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to This Panel

Panelists: Carody Culver, Patrick Lenton, Jackie Ryan

Why does humour connote a kind of low or 'middlebrow' aspect? Why are there very few laugh-out-loud comedic books, and what would they look like if they did exist? Why does non-fiction appear to be the home of written comedy? Join some of literature's funniest as they discuss the awkward place comedy holds in relation to literature.

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The Writers Room
Mar
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Writers Room

  • Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artists: Nick Delatovic

A gaggle of writers have been shut away in a simulation of a traditional TV writers room, scratching their heads, drinking copious amounts of coffee in an attempt to come up with a script that will go into production at the conclusion of the festival. Vote on their story pitches online, pop in to watch their brainstorming in action and come and see a reading of the final product. Head to www.notedfestival.com for details.

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Workshop: Ethical Fiction
Mar
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

Workshop: Ethical Fiction

Facilitator: Bridget Lutherborrow

Short fiction writer and creative writing tutor Bridget Lutherborrow invites writers and editors to think about fiction’s responsibility to be powerful, interesting and ethical. Participants are walked through a series of structural tricks designed to help them target specific broad issues a piece of fiction might be having, including technical problems like a weak ending, as well as ethical concerns such as representation.

 

This workshop has now reached capacity. To be placed on a waiting list, please email notedfestival@gmail.com.

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Unreadable
Mar
20
12:30pm12:30pm

Unreadable

Facilitator: Jack Crash

Asemic writing is the abstraction of words and letters to the point where they are unreadable yet somehow understood. This workshop, led by visual artist and zinester Jack Crash, will feature a short overview of the world of Asemic writing and will then invite you to play around with some ink to create something beautifully, deliberately unreadable.

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Story Corner
Mar
20
11:00am11:00am

Story Corner

If you're coming to our Independent Publishing Fair (and you should), take a minute to plonk your kids on a cushion and lend us their ears: some of our finest children's authors and storytellers will tell us tales to make you laugh, cry and scratch your head. Featured storytellers include Irma Gold, author of Megumi and the Bear, and Simon Mitchell, author of Louie the Pirate Chef.

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Wall Tales
Mar
20
10:00am10:00am

Wall Tales

Got an idea for a great beginning, middle or end of a story? Come and join our interactive story wall. Write or illustrate a beginning, add an ending to someone else’s middle and visit the story wall throughout the day to watch it grow. This event will be held throughout our massive Independent Publishing Fair at Gorman Arts Centre – there'll be something for everyone.

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Artist Triage
Mar
20
10:00am10:00am

Artist Triage

Artists: Elizabeth Tien An Flux, Steph Bowe, Sian Campbell, Lex Hirst, Neha Kale, Karen Andrews, Bri Lee, Ben Walter, Elizabeth Caplice, Jonno Revanche, Madeleine Laing, Craig Garrett

Got writer's block? Can't figure out where to pitch that personal essay about the day your first goldfish died? Need help naming a character? Take a seat at our Emergency Super Computer at the Independent Publishing Fair for an anonymous one-on-one consultation: our festival artists are waiting in cyberspace to solve your problem via a live, open chat.

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#LookUp
Mar
20
10:00am10:00am

#LookUp

Artists: Rhonda Ayliffe; Melinda Smith

Every day of 2015, visual artist Rhonda Ayliffe looked up, and quickly captured an image of the sky. Poet Melinda Smith responded to each one in words. The result is a ceiling-projected video loop consisting of 365 photographs of the sky with accompanying micropoems. This beautiful collaboration will be on display throughout the day at our Independent Publishing Fair.

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Love From
Mar
20
10:00am10:00am

Love From

Artist: Vivi Violette

If everyone in the world was asked to write a love letter together, what would we all say? Would we use the same words or themes? What would we write about?

‘Love from’ is a social experiment and art installation exploring what a love letter written by the world would say. Love letters written by people with diverse life experiences are combined and the recurring themes and phrases collated. Whether the words are written about care, loss or romance, the underlying theme of deep emotional love transcends all barriers and connects us as humans. This great collaboration of love will be taken back to the people to be read aloud to a camera. Come see what the world has said about love, and be a part of the project!

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Lit Hop: Stop 3 It's a Write Off! (Canberra Special)
Mar
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

Lit Hop: Stop 3 It's a Write Off! (Canberra Special)

Host: Alice Grundy of Seizure Online

In partnership with Seizure Publishing: a one hour show of competitive writing, hosted by Alice Grundy. This is a knockout game with rounds for Best Pun, Best Haiku, Best Opening Sentence and Best Flash Fiction. Challenge yourself, challenge others and vie to become the ultimate word gladiator.

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Lit Hop: Stop 2 Book Swap Speed Dating
Mar
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Lit Hop: Stop 2 Book Swap Speed Dating

Emcee: Emma McManus

A lively interactive book swap meet in a speed dating format. Spend two minutes with each new partner and their book, try and persuade them why your dog-eared much-loved copy of Dune is the one they should take to bed with them tonight. Who knows, you might just discover your next favourite novel!

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Lit Hop: Stop 1 #cringe
Mar
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Lit Hop: Stop 1 #cringe

Artists: Ethan Andrews, Kate Iselin, Sophie Overett, Elizabeth Caplice

Remember the first dreadful poem, story or journal entry you ever wrote? For most of us, these haunting abominations are buried deep in our sock drawers. Squirm as three brave artists dust off their earliest and most cringe-inducing work for public consumption. If you're feeling up to it, share your own #cringenoted.

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Show + Tell
Mar
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

Show + Tell

Artists: Patrick Lenton, Sian Campbell, Sam Vincent, Ethan Andrews, Madeleine Laing

Objects. They all have one story or another. Why do we hold on to some things more than others? Why do objects have an uncanny ability to teleport us back to a particular moment in time? rip publishing presents Show + Tell: storytelling that's a bit like a primary school afternoon for adults. Listen to a series of memoir readings and see the objects that inspired them.

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 Workshop: Why Is the Character like This?
Mar
19
1:30pm 1:30pm

Workshop: Why Is the Character like This?

Facilitator: Alice Robinson

Anchor Point author Alice Robinson shares the one question she believes every aspect of novel-writing comes back to: "Why is the character like this?" In this workshop, she explores why this is the only question we need to ask and answer when we write fiction.

This workshop has now reached capacity. To be placed on a waiting list, please email notedfestival@gmail.com.

 

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AMA: Writing for the Future, Feminism's Place in Writing for Young Adults
Mar
19
12:00pm12:00pm

AMA: Writing for the Future, Feminism's Place in Writing for Young Adults

Expert: Steph Bowe

Steph Bowe is a feminist and an accomplished author of young adult fiction. How does she convey feminist messages to young readers? Why is she compelled to do this and how do they react? Get your questions ready! Bring them in person or tweet them to us @NotedFestival using the hashtag #AskNoted.

Ask Me Anything is a series of panels minus the panel. One expert, one moderator, and a bunch of your own burning questions.

 

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The Role of the Law
Mar
19
11:30am11:30am

The Role of the Law

Artist: Mark Fletcher

What do we really know about the law? Is it founded on plain old right and wrong or is there an element of performance for the public? Join political commentator Mark Fletcher as he shares his thought-provoking analysis of the symbols and imagery of the High Court and puts a twist on the law as we know it.

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AMA: The Truth about Publishing
Mar
19
11:00am11:00am

AMA: The Truth about Publishing

Expert: Irma Gold in conversation with Ashley Thomson

Irma Gold, highly successful editor and author of works for adults and children, gives us a behind-the-scenes warts-and-all look at the truth about the world of publishing, in conversation with editor Ashley Thomson. Is it really just about who you know? How much say do authors really get in the book cover? Get your questions ready! Bring them in person or tweet them to us @NotedFestival using the hashtag #AskNoted.

Ask Me Anything is a series of panels minus the panel. One expert, one moderator, and a bunch of your own burning questions. 

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AMA: Writing for Children
Mar
19
10:00am10:00am

AMA: Writing for Children

Expert: Simon Mitchell

We're putting children's author Simon Mitchell in the hot seat to answer all of our and your questions about the weird and wonderful world of writing for children. Does he have to be careful about rude words? Does he use his friend's kids as guinea pigs? Get your questions ready! Bring them in person or tweet them to us @NotedFestival using the hashtag #AskNoted.

Ask Me Anything is a series of panels minus the panel. One expert, one moderator, and a bunch of your own burning questions. 

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Workshop: Podcasting 101
Mar
19
9:30am 9:30am

Workshop: Podcasting 101

  • B-Block Kitchen, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Facilitator: Sophie Overett 

Addicted to podcasts? Ever wanted to know what goes into making one? Sophie Overett delivers a workshop on everything a successful podcaster needs to know!

Please note: this workshop is designed for participants with low to no previous experience in podcasting.

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