Thursday, 12 July 2012

There's a chair in there... (MWF)

One of the very cool aspects of my position at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria is our partnership with the Melbourne Writers' Festival.  Taking over the city from August 23rd to September 2nd, MWF brings a range of Australian and international authors to our attention.

Of particular interest is the Schools' Program which runs from August 27th-30th.  Many fantastic young adult authors are on display and in some cases, interviewed by yours truly.  That's right, I'll be chairing a whole range of sessions.  Last year I had the honour of chairing sessions with the lovely Maggie Stiefvater, Penny Tangey, Sally Rippin and Gabrielle Wang.  This year I'll be on stage with Melina Marchetta, Vikki Wakefield, Linda Sue Park, Julia Lawrinson, Fiona Scott-Norman and Oliver Phommavahn.  Like I said on twitter - lucky me!

Here's where you will be able to find me loving my job during that week:

Monday,  27th August

10.00 am
FROI OF THE EXILES with Melina Marchetta 
Venue: ACMI Cinema 1
Book

11.15 am
A LONG WALK TO WATER: AN AFRICAN STORY OF COURAGE AND HOPE with Linda Sue Park
Venue: ACMI Cinema 2
Book

1.45 pm 
READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY? with Adele Walsh & Lili Wilkinson
Venue: BMW Edge, Federation Square
All Ages - Free event
Bookings required.

Tuesday, 28th August

10.00 am 
FRIDAY BROWN with Vikki Wakefield
Venue: ACMI The Cube
Book

11.15 am 
HARD LINES with Julia Lawrinson & Vikki Wakefield
Venue: ACMI The Cube
Book

12.30 pm 
LOSING IT Julia Lawrinson
Venue: ACMI The Cube
Book

Thursday, 30th August

10am
DON'T PEAK AT HIGH SCHOOL with Fiona Scott-Norman
Venue: ACMI Cinema 1
Book

11.15
PUNCHLINES with Oliver Phommavahn
Venue: ACMI Cinema 1
Book

If you have any questions you'd like me to sling at these lovely ladies (and gent) write them in the comments section and I'll endeavour to ask them.

2 comments:

Sue Whiting said...

You are going to be one busy lady! Have fun.

thatcovergirl.com said...

This sounds so exciting and fun. You are going to rock it, too.