I have three great sessions this year at the SWF on Saturday the 27th May and Sunday the 28th May. They are all ticketed events so I’ve included the links if you’d like to book.
Saturday the 27th May 10.00: Smoking Gun: Crime Fiction
Some of Australia’s finest crime writers discuss the art of suspense. Tom Keneally and Meg Keneally are behind the Monsarrat series, where historical fiction meets crime. Bestselling writer Candice Fox has delivered again with her latest, Crimson Lake. Melina Marchetta turned her hand to crime fiction after building a career as one of Australia’s best-loved Young Adult authors. With Giulia De Biase, these acclaimed crime writers will shed light on writing about the shadowy world of crime.
Saturday, 27th May at 7.30pm: People of Letters
In this rare People of Letters show, writers, performers and well-known Australians are paired off and invited to write ‘a letter to my other half’. The stage will be awash with warmth and curious tales of affection, bringing together the heady combination of sentiment and sauvignon blanc that audiences have grown to know and love. Featuring Lee Lin Chin and Chris Leben, Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist, Jodi Phillis and Trish Young, Melanie Joosten and Rajith Savanadasa, and Melina Marchetta and Pia Miranda. With Angie Hart.
Sunday 28th May at 1130: 25 Years of Alibrandi – Have a Say Day (I think this will be my favourite)
To mark 25 years of the classic Australian ‘coming of age’ novel, Looking for Alibrandi, our all-star panel lovingly recreates the central plot point when Josie Alibrandi makes a speech at Have a Say Day in Martin Place and meets Jacob Coote for the first time. Host Pia Miranda joins Looking for Alibrandi author Melina Marchetta, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Mark Di Stefano, Gen Fricker, Brodie Lancaster and Rajith Savanadasa as they unleash their inner Josies and have their say.