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DATE EVENT COST VENUE/TIME

FRIDAY-6TH

     
       

SATURDAY-7TH

Ex Libris Book Fair
Second hand and antiquarian books, children’s books, novels.
FREE Drill Hall
Sackville Street
10am-4pm
  Digital Images for Kids
Film Viewing of Local Stories by students from Port Fairy
Consolidated School and St Patrick’s Primary School, Port Fairy.
Ex Libris gratefully acknowledges the support of the Victorian
Government and Public Record Office Victoria for making
this project possible.
FREE Drill Hall
Sackville Street
10am-4pm
  Customs House Gallery
This exhibition features Shaun Tan working drawings from his picture book 'The Lost Thing' which he has produced as a limited edition print titled 'Proud Parents'. The annual picture book Exhibition this year is titled 'Unreal' featuring Australian book illustrations with illustrations by Shaun Tan, Mark Wilson, Craig Smith, Judy Horacek, Elise Hurst and many others.
FREE

Blarney Books & Art
37 James Street
10.00am-4.00pm
Exhibition closes
6th October

 

 

  Bounding About with Books
Games for children on the Village Green to let off steam before being entertained by Justin D’Ath.
FREE Village Green
Sackville Street
9.30-9.55am
  Children's Event
Books, Adventures and Crocodies
Children’s Author: Justin D’Ath
Books: ‘Lost World Circus: The Last Elephant’, ‘Tiger Trouble’, ‘Zebra Rampage’. Justin will entertain children and their parents with tall tales, readings and lots of colourful half-truths about the writer’s life.
FREE Port Fairy Library
Sackville Street
10.00am-11.30am
  Luncheon Event
Author: Kirstie Clements
Book: ‘The Vogue Factor’
Enjoy a 2 course lunch with former Vogue Australia fashion magazine Editor, Kirstie Clements, author of ‘The Vogue Factor’. Including champagne on arrival, fashion, fun and fine food. Bookings essential through the Victoria Hotel.
$35 Victoria Hotel
Bank Street
12 noon – 2.00pm
T: 5568 2891
Dress Code:
Dressed to kill
(ie dress up)
(Cash only, no EFTPOS)
  Japanese Book Binding
Workshop presented by Sarah Gubby
Join paper conservator and local artist Sarah Gubby for a fun afternoon of bookbinding. Inspired by traditional Japanese stitching techniques, participants will make their own A5 notebook to take home and flaunt to all their friends. Price includes materials.
$25 Blarney Books & Art
37 James Street
2.00-3.00pm
Bookings essential
5568 2174
  Afternoon Tea with Sue
Author: Sue Williams
Books: ‘Left For Dead’, ‘Father Bob: The Larrikin Priest’,
‘Welcome To The Outback’, ‘No Time For Fear’, ‘Peter Ryan: The inside story’, ‘And Then The Darkness: The
Disappearance of Peter Falconio and the Trials of Joanne Lees’ Afternoon Tea with Author, Sue Williams
Their Lives In Your Hands
Sue Williams has written across a range of genres, from true crime to the Outback, from biography to travel. But it’s always people who make the stories, and she talks about the challenges of persuading them to trust you enough to tell their stories, and then making sure you tell them in the
absolutely best way you can.
$20 The Star
Cnr Sackville
and Bank Street
3.00-4.30pm
  The Big Book Club
‘The Spare Room’ Helen Garner
‘The Great Gatsby’ F Scott Fitzgerald
Have your say on how these books are similar, explore the themes in a lively discussion with an informed panel including MC Shane Maloney.
Nibbles provided. Drinks at bar prices. Dress Code: Dressed to kill.
$25 Port Fairy Yacht Club
1 Griffiths Street
7.30-9.30pm
       
       

SUNDAY-8TH

Ex Libris Book Fair
Second hand and antiquarian books, children’s books, novels.
FREE Drill Hall
Sackville Street
10am - 4pm
  Digital Images for Kids
Film Viewing of Local Stories by students from Port Fairy
Consolidated School and St Patrick’s Primary School, Port Fairy.
Ex Libris gratefully acknowledges the support of the Victorian
Government and Public Record Office Victoria for making
this project possible.
FREE Drill Hall
Bank Street
10am-4pm
  Customs House Gallery
This exhibition features Shaun Tan working drawings from his picture book 'The Lost Thing' which he has produced as a limited edition print titled 'Proud Parents'. The annual picture book Exhibition this year is titled 'Unreal' featuring Australian book illustrations with illustrations by Shaun Tan, Mark Wilson, Craig Smith, Judy Horacek, Elise Hurst and many others.
FREE Blarney Books & Art
37 James Street
10am-4pm
Exhibition closes 6th October
  Crime Event
Coffee and Raisin Toast with Crime Authors Shane Maloney and Liz Porter
Authors: Shane Maloney and Liz Porter
Books:
Shane: ‘The Next Murray Whelan Trilogy’, ‘Sucked In’, ‘Something Fishy’
Liz: ‘Written On The Skin: An Australian forensic casebook’,
‘Cold Case Files: Past crimes solved by new forensic science’.
Are true crime and crime fiction separate entities? Or do the two genres have more in common than you’d think? Shane M and Liz P get together to discuss crime in all its guises.
$15 Victoria Hotel
James Street entrance
10am-11.30am
  Lunch with Derek Guille
Author: Derek Guille
Book: ‘The Promise: The town that never forgets’, ‘Derek Guille Narrates Peter and the Wolf’. Enjoy a 2 course lunch with author and former ABC Radio presenter, Derek Guille.
Bookings essential through The Star of the West Hotel.
$30 The Star
Cnr Sackville & Bank Streets
12pm-2pm
5568 1715
  Author Talk
Author: Candice Bruce
Book: ‘The Longing’, ‘Eugene von Guerard’
Landscape and Longing
The art of the Western District, especially that of Eugene von Guerard and the unique beauty and strangeness of the landscape that so appealed to him, the importance of possum skin cloaks in indigenous culture. The necessity of developing a bi-partisan ethos where both indigenous and non-indigenous histories and culture are valued. Writing historical fiction and the dangers of interesting research will also be explored.
$10 Victoria Hotel
James Street entrance
2.15-3pm
Proudly brought to Ex Libris by Writers Victoria
  Author Talk
Author: Simon Illingworth
Book: ‘Filthy Rat’
True Crime
As a former Detective Sergeant, Simon will give a dramatic insight into Melbourne’s gangland war and the ugly world of police corruption. Including Festival Drinks to mark the close of the Ex Libris 2013 event.
$10 Victoria Hotel
James Street entrance
3.15-4pm