Location: Thirroul District Community Centre & Library 352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul.



Time Description
10:30– 12.30

Book Tasting

Held in the library

Words AND food, what more could you want!

Have you ever…delighted in a book which mentions a delectable dish?

…fancied yourself sitting down to a feast with your favourite character?

…given thought to the gourmet morsels on offer in a gripping novel?

Then join us at this special event where you can taste your way through a selection of books guided by the experts.

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It’s free and there’s no need to book – Call 4227 8191 for more information.



Salt Blood

Michael Adams, the winner of this year’s  Australian Book Review’s Calibre Essay talks about and reads from his essay,

11.30 -13:00

Sporting Conversations with…

Gideon Haigh A Stroke of Genius – Victor Trumper and the shot that changed cricket and Jeremy Wilshire Test of Character; Confessions of Cricket Legends

13:00 13.45



13.45 – 14.45

In Conversation with…

Catherine McKinnon author of Storyland in conversation with Caroline Baum, author of OnlyA Singular Memoir

15.00 – 15.45

Who Are You? Part 1

Jeff Apter, author of High Voltage; the life of Angus Young ACDC’s Last Man Standing, in conversation with Tim Douglas

16.00 – 16.45

Who Are You Part 2

Ashleigh Wilson, author of Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing, in conversation with Tim Douglas

17.00 – 17.45

Who Are You Part 3

Kerrie Davies, author of The Wife’s Heart; The Untold Story of Bertha and Henry Lawson, in conversation with Tim Douglas, with Tom Wilkie-Black reading the poems of Henry Lawson

18.00 – 18.30

Canapes with the Authors


Judy Stubbs, the director of Eklektika, will give a short talk about madness and how it informs her music (and other things!)



Cabaret Gothique

cabaret–gothixThe Mad Scientist. The Mad Wife in the Attic. The Hunchback Driven Mad by Love. Join Eklektika & Friends as they explore madness in all its guises through their favourite Gothic characters and their unique take on the music of Prince, Sia, Nine Inch Nails, Florence & The Machine, Leonard Cohen, Muse, Neil Finn and more.


Read more about 2017 Festival authors here

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