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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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The Writers Room
Mar
20
2:00 PM14:00

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
1:00 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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Story Corner
Mar
20
11:00 AM11:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

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
10:00 AM10:00

#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
10:00 AM10:00

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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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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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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