Special Guests/Authors: Alan Attwood, Andrea Goldsmith, Barry Dickens, Robyn Gardner, Isobelle Carmody, January Arnold, Stan Evans, Dorothy Porter.

Special Events:

  • Exhibition of photographs by Richard Crawley;
  • Meet the Authors:  Alan Attwood, Isobelle Carmody, Eva Hoffman, Barry Dickens, Andrea Goldsmith, Beverley Farmer.  Introduced by Dorothy Porter.  Finger food, wonderful music;
  • Exhibition of children's book illustrations by Graeme Base, renowned author and illustrator of Animalia, The Eleventh Hour, Sign of the Seahorse and The Discovery of Dragons;
  • 'The rush to the Cafe Latte Coast', a panel discussion on current directions in Australian fiction;
  • "So you've always wanted to be a writer? Well here's how to do it ...", a hands-on writer's workshop;
  • The Ex Libris Book Fair Dinner, with special guest speaker Eva Hoffman, Author of Lost in Translation and The Secret;
  • Dig up the Dirt on Burke and Wills - Alan Attwood re-examines the Burke and Wills legend in is new novel Burke's Soldier;
  • Sunday Lunch with Dorothy and friends.  Dorothy Porter discusses themes in Wild Surmise and The Monkey's Mask.  Dorothy has written libretto for the opera, The Eternity Man, which recently premiered in London;
  • School poetry competition,  'Sea' themes.

View the full 2004 Ex Libris programme HERE:  front/back covers,  pages 2 & 3, pages 4 & 5, pages 6 & 7, pages 8 & 9, pages 10 & 11, pages 12 & 13, pages 14 & 15

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