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Lit Hop: Stop 3 It's a Write Off! (Canberra Special)
Mar
19
8:00 PM20:00

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
7:00 PM19:00

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
6:00 PM18:00

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
3:00 PM15:00

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
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: Why Is the Character like This?

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

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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The Role of the Law
Mar
19
11:30 AM11:30

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
11:00 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)
  • 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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Speak Uneasy
Mar
17
to Mar 24

Speak Uneasy

Artists: Caren Florance, Nicci Haynes, Jane Rawson, Shags

Local visual arts collective Speak Uneasy are fascinated by text: letters, fonts, words and the difficulty of making ourselves understood using their beautifully clumsy forms. Come and see their exhibition at any time throughout the festival.

Exhibition opens 6pm on Friday 18 March.

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COLD LIKE CONCRETE
Mar
16
to Mar 20

COLD LIKE CONCRETE

The rhythms of poetry, narrative based construction and oblique autobiography(the literary word) – labours to distort the visual grammar of our ordinary lives. COLD LIKE CONCRETE examines an intersection of auto-poetic experimentation in visual art, drawing from public and private collections to present Australian art|TEXT spanning some 40 years. This exhibition provides an experimental meeting ground for a number of discrete artistic practices. Presenting artists that intend the visual and the literary to run in parallel, appear simultaneous, and form at once a double-imaged, duplicitous world: the order of things || the order of words. A world, where every-thing-is-something. And so to know its use, it may be distanced, detached, ironically turned over, and made to feel cold – like concrete. 

RUTH COWEN / MITCHEL CUMMING / BENJAMIN FORSTER / KEVIN MORGAN JONES / KK+JLD / LUCINA LANE (WITH LISA RADFORD) / ADELLE MILLS / ROSE NOLAN /PETER O’MARA / ALEX SELENITSCH / CHARLIE SOFO /  RICHARD TIPPING / PETER TYNDALL  / CURATED BY OSCAR CAPEZIO

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Callout open for Whooziwotsit
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Callout open for Whooziwotsit

What’s your favourite word? Fantabulous? Ridonculous? Hullabaloo? Find the most creative way you possibly can to show us. Spell it out with tomato sauce, pencils or buttons – have your class make the word with desks and chairs – and we will feature it on the Noted Festival website.

Please send content to: notedfestival@gmail.com with "Whooziwotsit" in the subject line. Remember to tell us your name and how old you are so we can credit you on the website! Please send files as: JPEG, PNG, GIF or TIFF. Submissions close 20 March 2016. 

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Boring Bits
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Boring Bits

Artists:  Karen Andrews, Elizabeth Tien An Flux, Lex Hirst, Neha Kale, Bri Lee, Patrick Lenton

The problem with creative careers, is that so much of your time is spent doing stuff that is utterly boring and not creative at all. How do you do your tax as a sole trader? What do you need to know about working with larger organisations as an artist or a freelancer? Exactly how should you pitch your work to an editor of a literary journal?

Boring Bits is a series of online mini-lectures (five minutes a pop) and is a quick and painless way to learn everything you need to know about the not-so-fun stuff.

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Heroes
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Heroes

Heroes is a collaborative project undertaken by students in the Koori Kids Group, the Koori Leadership Program and Noted Festival. Over the course of two weeks, students will write and make zines around the theme of "heroes". Koori Kids and Koori Leadership are groups for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged eight to sixteen. They are facilitated by West Belconnen Child and Family Centre, UnitingCare Kippax, and Belconnen Community Services. From local Elders to sporting stars to superheroes, these zines, available to read on the Noted website, will tell the stories of the people that inspire them.

 

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Postal Project
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Postal Project

Artist: Indigo Eli

Australian Slam Poetry finalist Indigo Eli will be documenting, posting and sharing festival moments beyond geographic limits. Expect poems constructed from the Noted Festival environment, quoted tidbits of overheard festival chat and handwritten notes – connecting remote individuals intimately, collated online.

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Plaque Proportions
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Plaque Proportions

Artists: Jordan Morris and Dierdre Pearce 

Canberra has been shaped by cover-ups and secrets. It's a city built on legends whispered in tones so hushed you've never heard them... until now. Jordan Morris and Dierdre Pearce have unearthed over a century of Canberran conspiracy and forbidden knowledge. You deserve to know the truth. This March, Morris and Pearce leak the real history of Canberra, every word and image, online and installed around the city. Learn the facts before they're redacted. Plaque Proportions: Mapping the unwritten history of Canberra.

Find the plaques at all your festival locations!

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Bill Poetries
Mar
16
to Mar 20

Bill Poetries

Artists: Duncan Felton, Nick Delatovic, Tessa Rose, the Fanciful Fiction Auxiliary, David Stavanger, Jennifer Compton, Laurie May, Paul Magee, Sarah Rice, Indigo Eli, Melinda Smith, Beige Brown, Bela Farkas, Louis Klee, Alison Coppe, Ben Walter, Bri Lee, Sandra Renew and Denise Burton

Poet Andrew Galan, together with a litter of handpicked poets from across the country, are posting their words up all over Canberra's nooks and crannies. Check the Noted Festival website for location hints. 

Bill poetries deteriorate in the weather, end up in the streets and pollute our waterways through the stormwater system. Bill poetries make areas look uncared for and attract other litter. Councils can spend a lot on cleaning up after illegally posted bills including flyers and advertising material – money which could be better spent on more useful programs. Bill poetries are advertisements. The advertisers have not taken responsibility for ensuring that they do not become litter. The community then pay for their clean up. There are no exemptions for bill poetries put up without consent. They are items that become litter. – Department of Environment and Conservation

Adapted from Australian Government literature regarding bill posters

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21st Century Poets
Mar
16
to Mar 20

21st Century Poets

Artists: Kelly Donohue (curator), Emma Rose Smith, Felicity Banks, Chloë Callistemon

What does poetry look like in the 21st Century? What can it look like? How far has it already been pushed and where is it headed next? Watch online as four contemporary writers play with poetry in strange new spaces and platforms.

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