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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to This Panel
Mar
20
2:00 PM14:00

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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Workshop: Ethical Fiction
Mar
20
1:00 PM13:00

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
12:30 PM12:30

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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 Workshop: Why Is the Character like This?
Mar
19
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: Why Is the Character like This?

  • B-Block Kitchen, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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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
12:00 PM12:00

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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AMA: The Truth about Publishing
Mar
19
11:00 AM11:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
9:30 AM09:30

Workshop: Podcasting 101

  • B-Block Kitchen, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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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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Panel: Writers on Inclusion
Mar
17
6:30 PM18:30

Panel: Writers on Inclusion

  • Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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Panelists: Quinn Eades, Amy Middleton, Jonno Revanche, Yen Eriksen (emcee)

Featuring some of Australia's foremost commentators on gender, this panel delves into the responsibility of writers to confront transphobia and homophobia.

Are writers leading the way in building awareness? Or are we shying away from a responsibility that is clearly ours for the taking?

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The Stella Prize in Conversation at Noted Festival
Mar
17
5:30 PM17:30

The Stella Prize in Conversation at Noted Festival

The Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian women's writing and championing diversity and cultural change. The prize is named after one of Australia's iconic female authors, Stella Maria Sarah 'Miles' Franklin.

A panel of Stella Prize representatives will talk about the need to maintain recognition of outstanding women's writing. They will also be announcing the first ACT Stella Schools Ambassador.

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Where the Wild Words Are: In Transit
Mar
17
5:30 PM17:30

Where the Wild Words Are: In Transit

Facilitator: Andrew Galan 

Where the Wild Words Are is a series of events designed to inspire writers away from their desks and reveal some of Canberra’s best-kept secret writing spots.

In this special edition of Where the Wild Words Are, widely published and celebrated poet Andrew Galan will lead participants in a series of writing exercises inspired by the comings and goings of people in transit at Canberra’s primary interstate transport hub. One and all are welcome.

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Panel: What We Talk about When We Talk about Art
Mar
17
1:00 PM13:00

Panel: What We Talk about When We Talk about Art

  • Lecture Theatre, ANU School of Art (map)
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Panelists: Sally Pryor, Arts Editor of The Canberra Times, Jess Oliver, emerging arts critic, Peter Haynes, curator and arts critic.

A discussion about the nature and importance of fostering a culture of critical writing in small arts communities, specifically in the visual arts community of Canberra.

This event is presented as part of the ANU School of Art's Art Forum series. 

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Where the Wild Words Are: Horror
Mar
16
7:30 PM19:30

Where the Wild Words Are: Horror

Artist: Kaaron Warren

Where the Wild Words Are is a series of events designed to inspire writers away from their desks and reveal some of Canberra’s best-kept secret writing spots. In this special edition of Where the Wild Words Are, local horror writer Kaaron Warren, winner of the Shirley Jackson Award for outstanding achievement in the literature of psychological suspense, sheds some mood lighting on her favourite writing prompts and helps you spin some spine-tingling tales. BYO torch.

 

All areas of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair access to the building is available from the south-facing entrance (Liversidge St). Bathrooms (with disabled facilities) are located in the main building.

A wheelchair is available from NFSA reception. Use of this resource can be pre-arranged by calling (02) 6248 2000.

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Workshop: Longform Non-fiction
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Longform Non-fiction

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

Facilitator: Sam Vincent

In this workshop, Sam Vincent walks writers through setting scenes, playing with tense, and developing other skills to put into practice in their own longform non-fiction. Places for this workshop are limited.

Sam Vincent is a regular contributor to The Monthly. His book, Blood and Guts: Dispatches from the Whale Wars, a work of narrative non-fiction about whaling in Antarctica, was shortlisted for the 2015 Walkley Book Award.

Places in the Longform Non-fiction workshop have now been filled. Please browse the full range of free workshops on offer in our professional development stream.

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