BRWF 2019 main program and special events.

 


 

FRIDAY 7 JUNE
10.30 – 11.30a.m.

Dorrigo Rainforest Centre
Dorrigo National Park
Dome Road Dorrigo

Exceptional Native Birds In An Ancient Landscape

with Gisela Kaplan
(Cost – $5 per person payable on the day – covers morning tea after the presentation)
Limited seating – Please book on 02 66575913

 


 

FRIDAY 7 JUNE
5:00 –7:00p.m.

Cedar Bar

Festival Opening Event

Welcome To Country, welcome to Festival
INVITATION ONLY

 


FRIDAY 7 JUNE
7.30 – 11.30p.m.

Memorial Hall

Bello Poetry Slam

Join MC Zohab Zee Khan for one of the most popular events at the festival. Great cash prizes for winners courtesy of Officeworks.
Poetry Slam Rules and how to registrar as a performer.
(Sponsored by Officeworks)
Festival special event $15.00

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
9.30 – 11.00a.m.

Memorial Hall

Children’s Books: Writing For The Youngest Readers

Chair: Jane Hutcheon with Morris Gleitzman, Anna Fienberg, Colin Thompson & Oliver Phommavanh
Single session $25.00

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
11.00a.m. – 12.00noon

Cedar Bar

Wild Food Of Oz / Cancelled

Acclaimed Indigenous chef Clayton Donovan shares his knowledge of Australian bush tucker, recipes, cookbooks and creating gastronomic delights
Single session $25.00

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
11.00a.m. –12.00noon

St Andrews

The Reviewers: Writing About Books & Music

Chair: Seth Jordan with Jason Steger, Bernard Zuel, Jane McCredie & Elias Greig
Single session $25.00

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
12.00noon – 1.30p.m.

Memorial Hall

Science Writing: Science Fact, Science Fiction & The Environment

Chair: Tim Cadman with Robyn Williams, Jonica Newby, Gisela Kaplan & Marty Branagan
Single session $25.00

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
12.00noon – 1.00p.m.

Bellingen Library

Indigenous Story Time

with Michael Jarrett
(Free event)

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
12.00noon – 2.00p.m.

Youth Hub

Youth Workshop: Spoken Word Poetry Boot Camp

Hip-hop poet, educator and comedian Zohab Zee Khan breaks it down for young wordsmiths, and shows you how to make your word count.
(Free: for ages 20 & under)

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
1.30 – 2.30p.m.

Cedar Bar

In Conversation: Robert Drewe

Award-winning author Robert Drewe discusses his career and latest works – the short story collection The True Colour Of The Sea and novel Whip Bird
with Leonie Henschke.
Single session $25.00

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
2.30 – 3.30p.m.

Memorial Hall

Crime & Mystery: Whodunnit? Who Wrote It? (Part 1)

Chair: Chris Hammer with Holly Throsby, J.P. Pomare & Mark Brandi
Single session $25.00

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
2.30 – 3.30p.m.

Youth Hub

Combined Book Launch

Local writers Kathryn Auger & Mary Kelly discuss their respective debut books The Galaxy Lighthouse and Slow Walk To The Phone
Free event

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
3.30 – 4.30p.m.

Cedar Bar

In Conversation: Fiona Patten

The Victorian politician, Fiona Patten discusses her book ‘Sex, Drugs and the Electoral Roll’ and her unlikely journey from sex worker to Member of Parliament with Leonie Henschke
Single session $25.00

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
3:30–5:00p.m.

St Andrews

Scriptwriting: Words For Film, TV & Theatre Actors

Chair: Christian White. Screenwriters Rachel Ward & Robert Drewe discuss their craft with playwrights Lachlan Philpott & Alana Valentine
Single session $25.00

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
4.30 – 6.00p.m.

Memorial Hall

Writing History: Past, Present & Future

Chair: Debbie Spillane with Marcia Langton, Robert Manne, Henry Reynolds & Michelle Scott Tucker
Single session $25.00

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
5.30 – 6.30p.m.

Cedar Bar

In Conversation: Robyn Williams

Author/broadcaster Robyn Williams discusses his career and latest book Turmoil – Letters From The Brink with Bernard Zuel
Single session $25.00

 


SATURDAY 8 JUNE
7.30 – 9.00p.m.

Memorial Hall

Media & Journalism: 21st Century News & Information

Chair: Jane Hutcheon with Kerry O’Brien, Tom Iggulden,
Eve Jaremka, Belinda Scott & Chris Hammer
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
9.30 – 10.30a.m.

Memorial Hall

Morris Gleitzman – Special kids & parents session!

The celebrated Australian Children’s Laureate Morris Gleitzman talks with young readers
Adult $20 / Child $5.00 / (15 years and under)
Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
9.30 – 10.30a.m.
St Andrews

Crime & Mystery: Whodunnit? Who Wrote It? (Part 2)

Chair: J.P. Pomare with Caroline de Costa, Christian White & Chris Hammer
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
10.30 – 11.30a.m.
Cedar Bar

In Conversation: Robert Manne

Author & academic Robert Manne discusses his career and latest book On Borrowed Time with Jane Hutcheon
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
10.30 – 11.30a.m.

Youth Hub

Contemporary Poetry: Discussing New Verse

Chair: Zohab Zee Khan with Cherise Lily Nana, Malcolm McFarlane & Leah Kaminsky
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
11.30a.m. – 1.00p.m.
Memorial Hall

Gayirray (Talking Together): Indigenous Writing & Storytelling

Chair: Michael Jarrett with Marcia Langton, Shaa Smith & Mark Flanders
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
11.30a.m. – 12.30p.m.
St Andrews

Biography, Memoir & Blog: Life Stories

Chair: Debbie Spillane with Michelle Scott Tucker, Anne Manne, Robert Drewe, Elias Greig
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
12.30 – 1.30p.m.

Cedar Bar

In Conversation: Morris Gleitzman

Prolific children’s author Morris Gleitzman discusses his work with Jane Hutcheon
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
1.00 – 2.00p.m.

Youth Hub

Featured Talk: Birds in Your Backyard

“From Community Science To Art’ with animal behaviour author Gisela Kaplan
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
1.30 – 3.00p.m.

Memorial Hall

Fiction: The Modern Novel

Chair: Jason Steger with Robert Drewe, Holly Throsby, Mark Brandi & Leah Kaminsky
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
2.00 – 3.00p.m.

St Andrews

Local & Regional Voices: Think Globally, Write Locally

Chair: Malcolm McFarlane with Jarrah Dundler, R.L. Aiken, Elisa Hall
& Cherise Lily Nana
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
3.00 – 4.00p.m.

Cedar Bar

Inside Publishing: Negotiating The Publishing Industry

Presented by Writing NSW with Jane McCredie & guests
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
3.30 – 4.30p.m.

Youth Hub

In Conversation: Holly Throsby

Popular mystery writer and singer / songwriter Holly Throsby talks with Bernard Zuel
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
4.00 – 5.30p.m.

Memorial Hall

51%: Engendering Equality

Chair: Anne Manne with Margaret Reynolds, Caroline de Costa, Elisa Hall, Michelle Scott Tucker & Alana Valentine
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
5.00 – 6.00p.m.

Cedar Bar

In Conversation: Henry Reynolds & Marcia Langton

‘The Frontier Wars: The True Black-White History ’
Henry Reynolds & Marcia Langton
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
6:30–8:00p.m.
Memorial Hall

In Conversation: Kerry O’Brien – A Life In Journalism

Kerry O’Brien the acclaimed ABC broadcaster/journalist
discusses his fascinating career and his new book Kerry O’Brien: A Memoir with Debbie Spillane
Single session $25.00

 


SUNDAY 9 JUNE
8.00 -9.00p.m.

No. 5 Church St

In Performance: Zohab Zee Khan

Zohab Zee Khan Hip-hop poet, educator and comedian
(Limited seating – Bookings essential 6655 0155)