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Northern Notes Writers Festival

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.

Event Guide
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.

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