Our 2011 Program has been finalised and here are a few highlights for the weekend and a link to the Program.

Download 2011 PROGRAM.

Some highlights from the 2011 Book Fair weekend will include the following Authors, Artists, Poets and Storytellers (in alphabetical order):

Gregory Day, Tess Evans, Diana Georgeff, Rosalie Ham, Jodie Honan, Andy Jackson, Roland Perry AOM, Max Richards, Dr Robyn Rowland AO, Jane Sullivan.

Events include:

Welcome and Launch

Port Fairy Festival of Words launch incorporating 12th EX LIBRIS secondhand book sale at the Senior Citizen's Club.

The Big Port Fairy Book Club

The Novel of Manners, Past & Present - 'Pride and Prejudice' and 'The Slap'.  Panel chaired by Jock Serong.  Yacht Club.  $20 includes finger food.  Drinks at bar prices.

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!!

Secondary Schools’ Comedy Debate

Teams from Warrnambool College and Brauer College debate at Senior Citizens: 'That All Libraries Should Be Closed.  $5 per family

Book Launch & Signing

Peter Mulready 'Cross the Vatican Line - The Search for the Mahogany Ship' at Ironbird Books.  Free

The Art of Story

The Australian Chidren's Picture Book Illustration Exhibition will again be held at Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St; Port Fairy, curated by Des and Helen Bunyon, Customs House Gallery, Hawkesdale. M: 0448348974.
It will commence on Saturday 3rd September and continue until 30th October. 
Hours Thursday to Sunday 11am to 4pm. Open daily during school holidays.
Original art works and prints by Freya Blackwood, Bronwyn Bancroft, Nicki Greenberg, Robert Ingpen, Chris McKimmie, Sarah Kate Mitchell, Shaun Tan, Jo Thompson and many others. Includes works by Children's Book Council  2011 award finalists
PLUS ... a travelling exhibition of artworks by Shaun Tan from his Oscar winning animated film 'The Lost Thing', direct from the Brisbane Powerhouse, sponsored by Moyne Shire Arts and Culture Committee, Darrians. A fascinating insight into the creation of this adaptation of his book of the same name. 

Poetry Workshop

Poetry Workshop with Dr Robyn Rowland AO. Slan abhaile (safe home)  Leaving home - finding home:  Writing out the experience of exile, emigration, immigration and belonging.  Sunday 10am to 1 pm @ Spoons Bakehouse.  Cost $30 or $25 concession and Australian Poetry members.  Includes coffee and finger food.

Fantasy in Felt

Exhibition of felt pictures by Wendy Hewett
Wendy Hewett, originally from the UK, lives in Port Fairy.  A self-taught craftsperson she has created in felt, pictures from well-loved classic children’s stories and poems. Many are set in the English countryside she loved as a child. She uses various media to achieve her effects. Over the years the pictures have given her much pleasure and delighted her family. Now exhibited for the first time to the general public, they will appeal to both young and old. 
Saturday, Sunday and Monday @ Community Services Centre, Gold Coin Donation.   Read more......

Verily I say unto ye....

Celebrating 400 years of the cadences, flow and lyrical beauty of the King James Bible.
Port Fairy Uniting Church, Sunday 10.00 – 11.00 am
The King James translation of the Bible has been the world's best seller since its publication in 1611.  While we use modern translations these days, for this Sunday service we'll dust off the old big black Bibles and hear again the words the shaped our world.





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