Our EX LIBRIS 2010 Programme has been finalised and here are a few highlights for the weekend and a link to the Program.

Download 2010 PROGRAM.

Some highlights from the 2010 Book Fair weekend will include the following Authors, Artists, Poets and Storytellers (in alphabetical order):

Brigid Delaney, Dr Brian Edwards, Donna Ellis, Michele Gierck, Diane Holuigue, Valanga Khoza, James Laidler, Carol Selva Rajah, Homer Rieth,  Lynne Strahan.

Events include:

The Big Port Fairy Book Club

Join our panel of experts for drinks and canapés at the Yacht Club followed by discussion of book choices: ‘Jasper Jones’ and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’.  Auction of both books – proceeds to Indigenous Literacy Project.  $20   Read our media release 25/08/10

Second hand book sale
Grand sale of second-hand books at the Reardon Theatre both days. Categories include antique and second-hand Australian and local history, literature, art, children’s books, vintage cookbooks, collectable books and ephemera on food and wine. A bargain hunter’s paradise!  No charge!

Calling all Poets and Poetry Lovers

Two Rare Chances to Hear Fine Regional Poets

  • Readings by Homer Rieth & Dr. Brian Edwards, Poets' Corner - Coffee, conversation and readings.   Wishart Gallery, Saturday 4 September, 10.30 a.m.
  • Performance Poetry & Open Mic. with James Laidler, Warrnambool's award-winning poet, straight from the Melbourne Writers Festival.  Budding poets and prose writers read your work.   Encouragement Prizes.   Blarney Books & Art, Sunday 5 September, 10.30 a.m.

Story Time for Littlies with Beatrix Potter and Mother Goose
Entertainment for pre-schoolers with storytelling and nursery rhymes at the Library conducted by our special guests.  No charge!

Secondary Schools’ Comedy Debate
Teams from Warrnambool College and Brauer College debate at Senior Citizens: Education is not a word – it’s a life sentence.  $5

Valanga Khoza on the Village Green
South African musician and story teller, Valanga Khoza leads a musical procession from the Village Green to the Reardon Theatre.  No charge!

News in the Digital age with Brigid Delaney
Brigid Delaney, Deputy Editor 9MSN discusses how online news is changing the media in the Lecture Hall.  $5

Performance Poetry and Open Mike Session with James Laidler
Join Warrnambool’s award winning poet, James Laidler, who comes directly from this year's Melbourne Writers Festival. James will also host an ‘Open Mike’ session for budding poets and prose writers to come and read their work at Blarney Books. Encouragement prizes to be won.  $5

Fusion Confusion with Diane Holuigue and Carol Selva Rajah
Diane & Carol discuss - East meets West – an exciting explosion of culinary ideas in the Lecture Hall.  $5

Poets’ Corner with Homer Rieth & Brian Edwards
Join Homer Rieth author of ‘Wimmera’ & Dr. Brian Edwards, poet and writer, for poetry, coffee and conversation at Wishart Gallery.  $5

Valanga Khoza
Bringing Africa to Life – Valanga Khoza talks about life in South Africa pre and post apartheid.  Blarney Books.  $5

The Art of Publishing the Art of Cooking - Diane Holuigue & Carol Selva Rajah
Diane and Carol share some random thoughts and suggestions on making a career with the pen in the food world.  Darriwill Farm.  $5

Sustainable Gardening for Dummies - Donna Ellis
Donna Ellis’ back to basics course on sustainable gardening in the Lecture Hall.  $5

Making & leaving a garden - Lynn Strahan
Lynn Strahan, local poet and garden writer shares the joys and sorrow of making and leaving a garden.  The Stump Back room.  $5

Michele Gierck
Michele Gierck discusses her book ‘700 Days in El Salvador’ as well as her first hand experiences of social justice issues in developing countries.  Lecture Hall.  $5


Download and read our Program for the full schedule of Events.