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Editorial Committee
May
7
2:00 PM14:00

Editorial Committee

  • Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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Artists: Alan Vaarwek

Come and be a fly on the wall at the Editorial Committee! Throughout festival week,  Alan Vaarwerk from Kill Your Darlings and a team of aspiring editors have been working on the same piece of writing with varying outcomes. In this debrief they compare notes and talk through the process of editorial decision making.

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Lunch with the Lifted Brow
May
7
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch with the Lifted Brow

Artists: The Lifted Brow

A literary magazine? A quarterly attack journal? An independent publisher? Celebrating its 10th birthday this year, The Lifted Brow is many things. Bring your lunch and join the TLB people as they discuss life on the inside at one of the Australia’s most fascinating literary organisations. From the publication’s origins to its milestones and new directions, Sam Cooney, Annabel Brady-Brown, Alex Bennetts, Marc Pearson and others will answer all your burning Brow questions.

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Writing Powerful Dialogue
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Writing Powerful Dialogue

  • E Block Seminar Room, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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Artists: Laura E. Goodin

Good dialogue is the power source of fiction as well as drama:  it's the writer's main tool to work with the energy of the story and keep readers immersed in the characters' lives.  This workshop will cover a number of techniques for writing electric dialogue, and participants will have the chance to practise them, as well as develop ideas for how to apply them to their own writing.

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Lots-o-Lingo!
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Lots-o-Lingo!

Artists: Rosalind Moran, Marta Skrabacz, and friends of the ACT Bilingual Education Alliance.

Select a language from the menu and learn the basics from an expert. Write your name in Farsi, introduce yourself in Urdu, recite a French verse, order a beer in Polish and much much more!

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Letters from a Stranger
May
7
10:00 AM10:00

Letters from a Stranger

Artists: Alexandra Neill

Do you love getting mail? Of course you do. Everyone loves getting mail. Come check the letterbox and see what the postman has for you. It could be a compliment, a secret, or a badly drawn picture of a tortoise. And while you’re here, write an anonymous missive of your own and post it off for another stranger to collect from the letter box.

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Literally the Worst: Bad writing and badder editing - In partnership with the ACT Writers Centre
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Literally the Worst: Bad writing and badder editing - In partnership with the ACT Writers Centre

Artists: Alan Vaarwerk (Kill Your Darlings), Sian Campbell (Scum Magazine) and Irma Gold.

Trust me, it’s not your cover letter. Ever wondered if the real reason you’re not getting published is that your writing’s just not that good? In this panel, some of Australia’s brightest editors will tell you how to spot bad writing, how to fix it, and, in a moment of self-reflection, how to know when an editor’s advice is terrible.

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Auslan interpretation is available for this event upon request to notedfestival@gmail.com. Requests must be made at least 72 hours prior to the event.

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What role does the LOL play? - In partnership with the ACT Writers Centre
May
6
12:00 PM12:00

What role does the LOL play? - In partnership with the ACT Writers Centre

Artists: Robert Skinner, Julie Koh, Eric Yoshiaki Dando and Patrick Lenton.

Douglas Adams once said that humour is ‘the most underrated gift in literature.’ For a nation that prides itself on its sense of humour, it is often very hard to find it in our fiction. This panel brings together three of our funniest and most-inventive short story writers, to discuss the role of comedy and humour in story-telling.

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Auslan interpretation is available for this event upon request to notedfestival@gmail.com. Requests must be made at least 72 hours prior to the event.

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Art: What is it good for? - In partnership with the ACT Writers Centre
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Art: What is it good for? - In partnership with the ACT Writers Centre

Artists: Ellen Harvey, Emma Rose Smith, Grace O'Brien and Neha Kale.

What is art good for? If we stopped arting, what would be the consequences? Perceptions of what constitutes Art often incorporate notions of inaccessibility, whether related to luxury and price or intellectual elitism. Our panel will discuss the impact of these perceptions on how we value art more broadly, our attitude towards allocating public funding to people wanting to make it and the extent to which this privileges some voices over others.

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Where the Wild Words Are: Come Write with UsMob
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Where the Wild Words Are: Come Write with UsMob

  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (map)
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Artists: Michelle Bedford, Samantha Faulkner, Joyce Graham, Chella Goodwin and Kerry Reed-Gilbert. 

Join UsMob on a writing journey to explore the Indigenous landscape through writing exercises, readings and a Q&A session.

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How (and why) to Run Your Own _____, with The Lifted Brow
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

How (and why) to Run Your Own _____, with The Lifted Brow

  • E Block Seminar Room, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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Artists: Sam Cooney and Annabel Brady-Brown from The Lifted Brow.

Publishing fiends unite! In this hands-on interactive workshop, Sam Cooney and Annabel Brady-Brown from The Lifted Brow spill the beans on why running an independent publishing house/magazine/website is the bee's knees and how to go about doing so. 

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Where the Wild Words Are: Ghosts in the Seams
May
5
6:30 PM18:30

Where the Wild Words Are: Ghosts in the Seams

Artists: Kaaron Warren

Join award-winning Canberra author Kaaron Warren on a voyage of discovery and inspiration through the treasure trove of pre-loved clothing that is the Green Shed Underground Shop. All second-hand clothing carries the memory of the previous owner somewhere in its seams. For this workshop, you'll find something to wear amongst the racks and inhabit that outfit as you create a character and a back story that suits.

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Writers Uncorked: A smorgasbord of literary conversation
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Writers Uncorked: A smorgasbord of literary conversation

  • The Wine House at The Dickson Tradies (map)
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Artists: Kaaron Warren

Ever wondered what writers talk about when they've had a glass of two of something convivial? Come along to the Wine House at the Tradies Club and sample the range of delicious writers-in-conversation on offer. Draw up a chair and join the discussion, or just eavesdrop while sipping a glass of Canberra-region Pinot Noir or Semillon Sauvignon. We will have conversations to suit all tastes, whether you like it spicy, salty or sweet.

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Mail Club
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Mail Club

  • E Block Seminar Room, Gorman Arts Centre (map)
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Artists: Alexandra Neill

What should you tell your grandmother when you haven’t seen her for a year? How do you write to someone you only know on Twitter? What do you do when a far-away friend is sad and you want to help so desperately but don’t know what to say? Come join Mail Club™. Please bring: the postal address of at least 3 people you’d like to write to, some $$ to buy stamps. All cute mail supplies provided.

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