Northern Notes Writers Festival, sponsored by NMIT
November 7 – 16 2008
REVEL IN WRITING: workshops, book launches, readings, author talks, panel discussions, competitions and a weekend book market.
Friday 7 November: Northcote Town Hall
7.30pm OPENING NIGHT
8.00pm VOICEPRINTS 08 PART 1
Saturday 8 November: Northcote Town Hall
1.00-8.00pm BOOK MARKET: Buy a book or sell a book (to book a spot to sell call 8470 8545)
1.00pm NOSE PICKING BY LOCAL POET: Introducing poetry to children. Bring your kids!
1.00pm ARNOLD ZABLE in conversation with Antoni Jach
1.00pm WRITING AND PERFORMANCE: a workshop with Andrew Lindsay Bookings: 8470 8545
3.30pm FROM PAGE TO PRODUCTION – a screenwriting workshop with Paul Kooperman. Bookings: 8470 8545
3.30pm WILD HEART WILD WRITE – a workshop with Phoenix Arrien. Bookings: 8470 8545
3.30pm THE CROWD FROM THE CLOUD – panel discussion
4.30pm SHADOWED DAYS: fragments of a Melbourne Boyhood. Book Launch
6.00pm ISSUES AT PLAY. Playwriting workshop. Presented by Women’s Health in the North and Darebin Domestic Violence Network. Bookings 9442 3724
Sunday 9 November: Northcote Town Hall
11.00pm THE PITCH: Novel Pitching Competition. For entry details see www.cloudsofmagellan.net.
1.00-8.00pm BOOK MARKET at the festival hub
1.00pm SCREEN VOICE. Feature length screenplay reading and discussion
1.00pm DOORS MEMOIR – what is it like writing a memoir?
3.30pm DOES CURIOSITY KILL THE CAT? Writing for theatre
3.30pm THE DIVIDED HEART: Art and Motherhood – discussion panel including Alice Garner, Emma Tonkin, Sarah Romasetti and Rachel Power.
3.30pm DAREBIN WRITERS READ
5.30pm ITALO WRITERS– Poetry, literature, cultural belonging and language.
Sunday 9 November
7.00pm VOICEPRINTS 08 PART 2 – Bender Bar, 635 High Street, Thornbury. Polypoetry: poetry on the edge, over the edge and daring to ask ‘what is poetry?’.
Tuesday 11 November
10.00am-8.00pm BOOK AFFAIRE – Write a book review and be rewarded with a free book! Darebin Libraries. See www.darebinlibraries.vic.gov.au for details.
6.00pm RESERVOIR WRITERS & RECITERS: Beyond the Basics – Reservoir RSL
Wednesday 12 November
6.30pm ANTONI JACH – Book Grocer, 263 High St, Northcote
Thursday 13 November
6.30pm EAST RESERVOIR NEIGHBOURHOOD RENEWAL STORYTELLING NIGHT – East Reservoir Senior Citizens Centre, 7 Strathmerton St, Reservoir
7.00pm THE CATCH – Bender Bar, 635 High Street, Thornbury
Friday 14 November
6.30pm VAMPIRES STALK MELBOURNE’S CHIC STREETS – Northcote Library
7.30pm MELBOURNE POETS UNION UP NORTH: Readings and Bilingual Book Launch – Sagi Food and Wine Bar, 57 High St, Northcote
Saturday 15 November: Northcote Town Hall
1.00pm OUR WORDS, OUR VOICE, OUR SONG
2.30pm DROUGHT. The Art of the Book and Thirst. This unique session will feature local poets & artists Domenico de Clario and Dominique Hecq.
4.30pm BOOK LAUNCH: The Shallow End by Ashley Sievwright
6.00pm POETRY SLAM. Entries taken on the night. $100 first prize.
8.15pm SERENADE OR SLATHER – Poets invade High Street Northcote. Will it be serenade or slather?
Sunday 16 November:
1.00pm POETS PICNIC Launch – Ruthven Community Gardens
4.30pm CLOSING CEREMONY – Poets & Other Writers – Northcote Town Hall
Further information available at www.darebin.vic.gov.au/nnwf.