EX LIBRIS 2016 PROGRAM

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The Program is correct at time of printing and subject to change without notice.


 

Ex Libris Official Program

View or download the 2016 Official Program here.

PRINTED COPIES are available from the Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre, Bank Street.

 

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Tickets available over the counter at the Port Fairy Visitor Information Centre (Railway Place) and the festival desk at the Reardon Theatre (35 Bank Street). 

 

FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER

6.30-9.30 pm
Festival launch - Sinning with Ailsa.
Australian writer, director and performer, Ailsa Piper will take you inside the pages of her popular book, Sinning Across Spain – A Walker’s Journey from Granada to Galicia with a fascinating performance. Announcement of Winds of Change Short Story Competition winners. Drinks and nibbles provided.
Reardon Theatre - $20

 

Throughout Weekend

Poetry on a Penny Farthing
Look out for a pirate peddling poetry on a penny farthing - FREE

 

SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER

9.45-10.45 am  CANCELLED
Eating from a Bin and Wearing Armani
Talk by well-known Australian poet, writer and gardener, Kate Llewellyn.
Lecture Hall - $15
Kate Llewellyn Session Cancelled - Well known Australian poet, writer and gardener has sadly had to pull out of this year's festival due to ill health. Tickets will be refunded or transferred. Please contact exlibrisportfairy@gmail.com if you have bought a ticket.

9.45-10.45 am
The Greatest Storied War – World War II as Literary Inspiration
Author, Steven Conte, has stepped in to take the place of Kate Llewelyn at this year’s festival. His talk entitled “The Greatest Storied War – World War II as Literary Inspiration”.  In this talk he asks why the Second World War has spawned more literature than any other war and continues to do so.
Lecture Hall - $15

10-4 pm
Book Fair
Antiquarian, specialist, rare, unusual and second-hand books.
Reardon Theatre – 10-4, Sat & Sunday

10-11am
Hurling Insults
Come chuck a wobbly at our topical targets. All entries will go into our Cussing Competition.
10-11 & 2-3 Saturday, Fiddlers Green – FREE

11-4pm
Draw me a Story
Children’s book illustration exhibition presented by Customs House Gallery
Blarney Books 11-4, Sat & Sunday - FREE

11.00-12.00
Bushfire Miracle
Book launch, reading & activities with Neridah McMullin.
Ironbird Bookshop - FREE

11.00-12.00
Writing to Thrill
James Phelan talks about his work as a thriller writer for both adults and young adults.
Blarney Books. - $15

12.15-2.15pm
Ancient Foods at the Oldest Pub
Lunch, talk and cooking show at the oldest continuously licensed pub in Victoria. Food writer John Newton talks about his latest publication on eating in Australia, The Oldest Foods on Earth while guests eat meals created from the recipes in his book by local chef Chris Grace. Chris will also bring in indigenous ingredients and demonstrate their uses.
Caledonian Inn (the Stump) - $35
Bookings essential. Call 5568 1044.

2-3pm
Hurling Insults
Come chuck a wobbly at our topical targets. All entries will go into our Cussing Competition.
10-11 & 2-3 Saturday, Fiddlers Green – FREE

2.30-3.30
Married with Novels
Talk by married authors, Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist about their very different writing styles and how they work together. Hosted by Jock Serong.
Blarney Books - $15

4.00-5.00 pm
How to Escape from a Car Boot and other Useful Everyday Tips
Talk & local book launch of his new book, The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jock Serong.
Lecture Hall - $15

5.15-6.15 pm
What the Bloody Hell Happened to Zooterkins?
Professor Kate Burridge, Head of Linguistics at Monash University takes us on a journey through the history of swearing, insults and expletives.
Blarney Books - $15

8.00-10.00 pm
Poetry slam
Wishart Gallery - FREE

 

SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER

10.00-11.00 am
Collaboration, Inspiration and Luck - Finding the story and making the book
Presentation by writer, Julie Hunt, about the process of creating three very different types of books for children – a picture book, a graphic novel and a junior fiction chapter book.
Blarney Books - $15

10-4pm
Book Fair

Antiquarian, specialist, rare, unusual and second-hand books.
Reardon Theatre – 10-4, Sat & Sunday

Draw me a Story
Children’s book illustration exhibition presented by Customs House Gallery
Blarney Books 11-4, Sat & Sunday - FREE

11.15-12.15
Sex, Saints and Survival
Philosopher John Watt discusses his first novel Crooked Vows with writer Ailsa Piper. The book tackles the thorny and topical issues of sexuality and paedophilia in the Catholic Church.
Lecture Hall - $15

11.00-1.00
The Antique Oaths Roadshow
Drop in with your favourite old swear words, sayings and expressions for Kate Burridge to dissect and discuss.
Reardon Theatre - FREE

1.15-3.15 pm
Writing for children – Finding the creature within
Workshop with Julie Hunt. Do you have an inner sleek, a ghosthound or a ficklebird? Bring your stories to life with animal friends (and enemies). A workshop for adults and children over 10 years in which Julie will explore the use of creatures in children’s fiction.
Blarney Books - $35 ($20 children)
Bookings essential – Call 5568 2174

2.15-3.15 pm
Panel discussion
Graeme Simsion, Anne Buist and James Phelan discuss the festival theme “Winds of Change” with host Matthew Neal.
Lecture Hall - $15

3.30-4.30
Winding down the Winds of Change
Closing event including announcement of Cussing Competition winners. Drinks & nibbles.
Blarney Books - FREE