Special Guests/Authors: Barry Jones, Arnold Zable, Anna Lanyon, Cate Kennedy, Joan van Loon, Kerry Greenwood, Caroline Landon, Jim Young, Ken Bradshaw, Peter McFarlane, Ruth Hellier, John Rickard

Special Events:

  • Opening with Author Kerry Greenwood,  Community Centre, music by Mal Hill FREE;
  • "Cafe Scheherazade" with Acland St. Author Arnold Zable.  Arnold speaks about his life and reads from his books 'Cafe Scheherazade' and 'Jewels and Ashes'. Composer/musician George Dreyfus plays the bassoon to match the mood;
  • "Murder at the Common School" with mystery writer Kerry Greenwood;
  • Poetry readings - A Little Bit of Poetry.  Readings from poets Ken Bradshaw and Peter McFarlane and an opportunity for anyone who has written a poem to read it
  • Form, Flavour and Fragrance.  Talented Photographer Simon Griffiths and Author Christina Hindhaugh at Rugosa;
  • Rare Book Auction;
  • Comedy Debate - 'Literature, the most seductive, the most deceiving, the most dangerous of practices.  Affirmative - Ruth Hellier, Arnold Zable, Rob Barfus.  Negative - Cate Kennedy, Jim Young, John Rickard.  Compere - Garry Lockett;
  •  "The Ghost and Mrs Muir" - ghost tours with Erica Muir;
  • 'Chocolate and Cortes'.  Author Anna Lanyon and Poet Cate Kennedy read from their works.  Authentic Mexican-style hot chocolate or tea and coffee are available;
  • The Australian Voice:  Readings from the works of Alan Marshall;
  • Barbara Cartland Hurl;
  • Lunch with Jimmo. Stroll in for a bite to eat and a yarn with author Jim Young at the Cricket Club;
  • Poetry Slam;
  • Writer's Workshop;
  • Book Launch by Barry Jones, 'Stone Music' by Author Lynne Strahan;
  • Especially for Children.  Joan van Loon, children's writer.
  • Ex Libris dinner with guest speaker Barry Jones. 
  • Along "Jackson's Track".  Take the journey with Author Caroline Landon and Pauline Mullet (whose family are featured in the book).
  • Port Fairy Historic Town Walkathon.

View the full 2002 Ex Libris programme HERE:  page 1, page 2, page 3, page 4.

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