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2018 Festival
14-16 September

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Who decides? Ending life, or ending suffering?

There's no denying the reality of death and taxes, and as the cliché says, none of us will escape either. We can take a bit more control of the former though according to two of our festival guests, both medical…

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Words glorious words . . . . . .

There will be lots of wordy discussions next weekend with only six more sleeps until our 2018 Festival kicks off with the Schools Day program on Friday 14th! New Zealand children's writer Kyle Mewburn is just one of the fantastic…

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Project O for Opportunity

Tasmanian theatre director, writer, and founder of Big hART, Scott Rankin is also the 2018 Tasmanian Australian of the Year. Big hART is a charity which uses the arts to bring about social justice, and while his commitments with some…

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Monique Brumby – a very special guest

The one and only Monique Brumby, multiple ARIA Award winning singer/songwriter, will not only be hosting a Masterclass on lyric writing (Mortal Coil Levitation), she'll also be appearing at our Opening Night Cocktail party and will be a panelist on…

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Among the willows and the wild things . . . . book launch

Among the Willows and Wild Things: The Fingal Valley Nature Diary of a Young Girl in the 1930s by Ann Page will be launched at the Festival on Saturday September 15th at 1.15pm. This is a FREE public event. The book…

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The crime (writing) life is paying off for Tim Ayliffe

Accolades already rolling in for long-time journalist, but first time novelist, Tim Ayliffe. ‘The outstanding event for me, however, (as a cut above the rest), was the ‘Canberra Criminals’ session moderated by Dan Bourchier. Guest speakers were journalists Chris Uhlmann,…

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