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Sat, 29 May

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The Bijou Theatre

Grand Finale - Readers and Writers Esperance 2021

Two days of presentations, workshops, panels and readings with visiting and local writers. Click RSVP for more information.

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Grand Finale - Readers and Writers Esperance 2021
Grand Finale - Readers and Writers Esperance 2021

Time & Location

29 May 2021, 9:00 am – 30 May 2021, 5:00 pm

The Bijou Theatre , 115 Dempster St, Esperance WA 6450, Australia

Guests

About the Event

Let us know if you are coming so we can save you a seat! 

Register for a full day on Saturday 29th May and/or Sunday 30th May or register each indivdual session that you know you want to attend. Seats are limited . 

Download the full program here.

Keynote Speaker : Professor Kim Scott

Edge-wise

On edge? At the edge?

Kim Scott - award-winning author, 2012 West Australian of the Year and 2019 inductee into the WA Writers Hall of Fame - will speak about his introduction to literature and the ways in which books and other language artefacts might spring from, and also replenish, the stories, history and people of a particular geographic place. He will pay particular attention to the south-east coast of Western Australia and his own experience.

Kim Scott is an award-winning novelist, having twice won the Miles Franklin Award (for Benang and That Deadman Dance) among many other Australian literary prizes. His most recent novel is Taboo. Proud to be one among those who call themselves Noongar, Kim is also founder and chair of Wirlomin Noongar Language and Stories (www.wirlomin.com.au ). Kim is currently Professor of Writing in the School of Media, Creative Arts and Social Inquiry at Curtin University.

Visiting authors: Will Yeoman, Jon Doust, Sarah Drummond, Sam Carmody, Yann Toussaint, Andrea Gaynor, Briony Stewart, Mark Greenwood and Frane Lessac. 

Local writers: Fleur McDonald, Wanika Fazekas, Lois Saunders, Kim Maslin,  Nicole Chalmer, Megan Warren. Carol Hoggart, Jennifer Ford , Dorothy Henderson, Karli Florisson, Kym 'Bid' Bidstrup, James England, Clara Graham, Megan McDowell and more. 

DONATE 

While this is a free community event, Esperance Community Arts incurs ongoing costs associated with program coordination and management. Any donation you can make will assist us to continue delivering accessible and inclusive activities for our community. Donations of $2 and over are tax deductible. If you would like to make a donation now, please click here. Alternatively you can make a direct donation via EFT (BSB: 036-150 ACCOUNT: 283565) . Cash donations will also be invited at this event.

Tickets

  • Sat 29th - Full Day

    Let us know you are planning to attend all day on Saturday 29th May 9am - 5pm.

    $0.00
  • Sun 30th - Full Day

    Let us know you are planning to attend all day on Sunday 30th May 9am - 5pm.

    $0.00
  • Sat 29th, 9-10am Romance

    Romance & Crime: Genre Fiction (Bijou) Panelists: Fleur McDonald and Wanika Fazekas. Chair: Carol Hoggart.

    $0.00
  • Sat 29th, 9-11.30am Workshop

    Creative Writing Workshop with Sam Carmody (ROAB)

    $0.00
  • Sat 29th 10.30-11.30 Environmt

    Writing Environment (Bijou) Panellists: Andrea Gaynor, Yann Toussaint, Nicole Chalmer .Chair: Will Yeoman

    $0.00
  • Sat 29th 11.30-12.30 Jon Doust

    Falling off the Edge and Climbing the Cliff, the Jack Muir Trilogy. (Bijou) Speaker:Jon Doust. Chair: Caitlyn Edwards

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  • Sat 29th 11.30-12.30 Poetry

    Poetry readings presented by the Southern Scribes (Hopetoun) and by Yann Toussaint reading poetry written for the recent 'Refugium' event in Albany (RAOB). Chair: Thuriyya Ibrahim

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  • Sat 29th 1-2pm Childrens Books

    Writing and Illustration for Children. (Bijou) Presented By: Mark Greenwood, Frane Lessac, Briony Stewart, Chair: Jon Doust.

    $0.00
  • Sat 29th 1-2pm Travel

    Travel Writing for the 'West' (RAOB) Speaker: Will Yeoman. Chair: Megan McDowell

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  • Sat 29th 2 - 3pm Sam Carmody

    In Conversation with Sam Carmody, songwriter and author of The Windy Season. Speaker: Sam Carmody. Chair: Helen McCarthy

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  • Sat 29th 2 -3pm History Fictio

    Writing Historical Fiction (RAOB) Panelists: Sarah Drummond, Karli Florrison and Mark Greenwood. Chair: Carol Hoggart

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  • Sat 29th 3-4pm Esperan Writers

    Esperance Writers Showcase: Promoting and Networking Local Writers (Bijou) Chair: Megan Warren

    $0.00
  • Sat 29th 4-5pm KEYNOTE

    Keynote Speaker: Professor Kim Scott Introduced by Wanika Close & Annie Dabb EDGE-WISE On edge? At the edge? Kim Scott - award-winning author, 2012 West Australian of the Year and 2019 inductee into the WA Writers Hall of Fame - will speak about his introduction to literature and the ways in which books and other language artefacts might spring from, and also replenish, the stories, history and people of a particular geographic place, paying particular attention to the south-east coast of WA.

    $0.00
  • Sat 29th 5.30-7.30pm Bk Launch

    Linked Event, Esperance Bay Yacht Club. Book Launch "Our Art, Our Culture, Our Way" - Kepa Kurl Community Arts Program 2016 -2021. Compiled by Jennell Reynolds, Jane Mulcock and Jo Aberle.

    $0.00
  • Sun 30th 9-10am Briony Stewart

    In Conversation with Briony Stewart, author of Kumiko and the Dragon (and many more) and Kim Maslin. (Bijou)

    $0.00
  • Sun 30th 9-12.30 Workshop

    Travel Writing and Photography Workshop Presenter: Will Yeoman

    $0.00
  • Sun 30th 10:30-11:30 Drummond

    In Conversation with Sarah Drummond, author of 'The Sound' and 'Salt Story' and Yann Toussaint (Bijou)

    $0.00
  • Sun 30th 11:30-12:30 Regional

    Voices from remote locations: Regional Fiction (Bijou) Panelists: Fleur MacDonald and Sarah Drummond Chair:Dorothy Henderson.

    $0.00
  • Sun 30th 1-2pm Publishing

    The Publishing Journey (Bijou) Panelists: Nicole Chalmer, Wanika Fazekas, Dorothy Henderson, James England, Carol Hoggart , Fleur McDonald and Jon Doust . Chair: Lois Saunders

    $0.00
  • Sun 30th 1-2.30pm Archives

    Memory Keeping: Writing with Archives (Panel / Q&A) RAOB Panelists: Jen Ford and Andrea Gaynor Chair: Megan Warren

    $0.00
  • Sun 30th 3-4pm Scriptwriting

    From Play Scripts to Podcasts (Bijou) Kym 'Bid' Bidstrup and Project Participants Chair: Lois Saunders

    $0.00
  • Sun 30th 2-3pm Regional News

    Regional story keeping:capturing daily life through news reporting (Bijou) Panelists: Dorothy Henderson, Lois Saunders and Will Yeoman Chair: Clara Graham

    $0.00
  • Sun 30th 2.30-3.30 Richter

    How to be an Author (Zoom Presentation) (RAOB) Presenter:Georgia Richter, Fremantle Arts Press. Chair: Yann Toussaint

    $0.00
  • Sun 30th 3.30-4pm Awards

    2040 Creative Writing Awards - Esperance Climate Action Group (RAOB) Presented by Karli Florrison & Yann Toussaint

    $0.00
  • Sun 30th 4-5pm Don't Give Up

    Advice for writers: Don't give up (Bijou) Panelists: Kim Scott, Wanika Fazekas and Sam Carmody Chair: Andrea Gaynor.

    $0.00

Total

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