2019 SWF Live Streaming and Live and Local

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The Sydney Writers' Festival is coming to town, and the Merrigong Theatre and the SCWC are hosting Live Stream and Local events right here in Wollongong on Saturday 4th May. Check out the event schedule below. Deatils for the SWF and SCWC Ngana Barangarai Black Wallaby Indigenous Writers Night on May 2 can be found here.

Live Stream Schedule - Venue: The Music Lounge, Wollongong Town Hall

10.00am – 11.00am – Hedley Thomas: The Teacher’s Pet – Hedley Thomas, Matthew Condon (Facilitator)

11.30am – 12.30pm – The Kingdom and the Power: Saudi Arabia – Manal al-Sharif, Ms Saffaa, Sophie McNeill (Facilitator)

1.30pm – 2.30pm – Whose ABC? – Mark Scott, Jonathan Holmes, Marc Fennell, Margaret Simons, Sally Warhaft (Facilitator)

3.00pm – 4.00pm – Jenny Erpenbeck: Go, Went, Gone – Jenny Erpenbeck, Michelle de Kretser (Facilitator)

4.30pm – 5.30pm – Boys to Men: The Masculinity Crisis – Adam Liaw, Clementine Ford Jan Fran (Facilitator)

A ticket is required. Cost for the day $20, For more information about individual sessions and to purchase tickets visit here

Live & Local Sessions – free sessions open to the public - Venue: Main Auditorium, Wollongong Town Hall

There will be a pop-up stall selling SCWC member books.

11.00 – 11.25am – In conversation with Helena Fox

Helena Fox’s debut novel, HOW IT FEELS TO FLOAT, has been described as ‘a stunning, gutting, deeply hopeful YA novel about love and loss and living with mental illness, from an exceptional new voice.’ Having mentored young writers for many years, Helena will sit down with one of her talented young students to discuss her novel and the personal journey she took in writing it. The novel will be published in North America and Australia/NZ in May 2019

12.35 – 1.25pm – Women in Art – Julie Keys, Chloe Higgins

Great artists have long provided subject material for novelists but it was the lack of prestige for women painters that drew author Julie Keys to the art world of 1920’s Sydney.

Join Julie in conversation with Chloe Higgins as she talks about the exclusion of women’s voices from our past, writing strong female protagonists, her debut novel The Artist’s Portrait and her pathway to publication.

2.35 – 2.55pm – In conversation with Alyssa Montgomery ‘traditional-publishing-vs-indie-publishing’

Join Alyssa Montgomery in this short discussion about Publishing. Alyssa enjoys writing pacy, passionate contemporary romance novels and her favourites involve some plot twists. These novels are published through traditional publishing methods. Alyssa also writes medieval romance under the pen name Alyssa James, and these texts she self publishes. In this conversation Alyssa will discuss the differences between these publishing choices, sharing with us some of the tensions and rewards of each.

4.05 – 4.25pm – Mike Cavanagh on ‘A Pocket Full of Days’

Mike will talk about his two-part memoir, A Pocket Full of Days, via addressing three questions: What makes moments matter? What makes people matter? Does it matter? Mind you, he doesn’t claim to know the answers, but pretty much guarantees the discussion will be all sorts of challenging, and fun. Which sort of already answers the questions, doesn’t it? Oh well, he’ll come with a Plan B just in case.

Written by SCWC

Posted on April 18, 2019