The Brisbane Writers Festival: Our program selection.

August 22, 2013 § Leave a comment

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As the Brisbane Writers Festival draws nearer, consider visiting one of the many events which have caught our collective eye here at Novel Lines Bookshop:

On Whose Authority?

Melissa Lucashenko and Jacqueline Wright talk to Anita Heiss about authenticity and representation of Indigenous culture in Australian literature and whether it’s ever okay for white authors to write about black culture.
Date: Friday 6th September
Time: 2.00–3.00PM
Venue: State Library of Queensland

The Years that Made Us.

Between the wars, Australia transformed from a rural backwater to a modern nation. University of Queensland historian Martin Crotty talks with Chris Masters about early 20th Century achievements and icons that made Australia.  Presented by The Vice-Chancellor’s Office, The University of Queensland.
Date: Saturday 7th
Time: 2:30–3:30PM
Venue: QAGOMA

The Value of Funding the Arts.

Join ABC Radio National’s Sarah Kanowski as she hosts a lively panel discussion with arts leader and producer/programmer Stephen Armstrong, academic Stuart Glover and author/editor Katrina Strickland.
Date: Friday 6th September
Time: 6.00–8.00PM
Venue: State Library of Queensland

Becoming Local.

Can we ever really belong to a community that’s not our home? How do we know when our adoptive communities have accepted us as ‘locals’? Annah Faulkner,  Catherine Titasey, Angela Savage and Jacqueline Turner discuss being a stranger in a strange land.
Date: Friday 6th September
Time: 2.00–3.00PM
Venue: QAGOMA

The Man Who Saved a Million Lives.

When Ian Frazer invented the cervical cancer vaccine he purchased a more certain future for generations of women. Madonna King talks to Ian about his early life, his family and his quest for answers.

Presented by The University of Queensland
Date: Friday 6th September
Time: 2.00–3.00PM
Venue: State Library of Queensland

 

The Aussie Town.

The small town is a fixture of Australian literature and our strongly held notions of identity, culture and landscape. Karen Foxlee, Melissa Lucashenko and Rachael Treasure discuss regionalism and small communities.
Date: Thursday 5th
Time: 3:30–4:30PM
Venue: State Library of Queensland

NOTE:  This list is a brief selection of the extensive program.  For a complete program guide to the Brisbane Writers Festival, visit:

http://bwf.org.au/2013-program/bwf-2013-program/

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