2018 Program & Tickets

Saturday 13th October

Morning Sessions

TIME VENUE GUEST SPEAKER
8:30am – 9:30am Burdekin Theatre Foyer David Hunt – History Writer, Satirist and Children’s Book Author 
8:30am – 9:30am Theatre Auditorium/Stage Author Nyunggai Warren Mundine AO – one of Australia’s most recognised, respected and revered activists and agents for improving his people’s standing.
8:30am – 9:30am Burdekin Theatre Loft Natasha Lester – Author of Historical Fiction
9:45am – 10:45am Burdekin Theatre Foyer Authors Natasha Lester, Holly Wainwright Tess Woods discuss ‘the juggling act’, partnerships, parenting and chosen careers – in this case writing!!!
9:45am – 10:45am Burdekin Library Fiona McCallum – Bestselling Australian Fiction Author
11:00am – 12:15pm Burdekin Theatre Foyer Chris Masters & Matt Condon chat about Fitzgerald Inquiry history
11:30am – 12:30pm Theatre Auditorium/Stage Stephen Roche – Lawyer turned Author and Film Producer.
11:30am – 12:30pm Burdekin Library Tess Woods – Romance Writer
12:30pm – 1:30pm Burdekin Theatre Auditorium Roly Sussex, Emeritus Professor of Applied Language Studies at University of Queensland and host of ABC Talk Back Radio Program speaks with Nathalie Fernbach (ABC Townsville) on language and linguistics.

Afternoon Sessions

TIME VENUE GUEST SPEAKER
1:35pm – 2:35pm Burdekin Library Chris Masters – Multi Walkley Award winning journalist and author.
1:35pm – 2:35pm Burdekin Theatre Foyer Michael Robotham – Internationally published Crime Fiction Writer.
1:35pm – 2:35pm Burdekin Theatre Loft Tess Woods – Romance Writer
2:45pm – 3:45pm Burdekin Theatre Foyer Warren Mundine AO
2:45pm – 3:45pm Burdekin Library Matt Condon – Prize winning author and journalist. 
2:45pm – 3:45pm Theatre Auditorium/Stage Natasha Lester – Author of Historical Fiction
3:00pm – 5:00pm Nuttall’s Garden Centre
TICKETED EVENT

“Bubbles for Bloggers”

Bubbles & Canapes followed by Coffee & Dessert with author Holly Wainwright.
A must for any would-be, inspiring or already published blogger trying to make it in today’s world, a truly enjoyable experience for all attendees.

4:00pm – 5:00pm Burdekin Theatre Foyer Caroline Overington – Award Winning Novelist, Investigative Journalist and Editor.
4:00pm – 5:00pm Burdekin Library Stephen Roche – Lawyer, turned Author and Film Producer.
4:00pm – 5:00pm Burdekin Theatre Loft Fiona McCallum – Bestselling Australian Fiction Author
5:15pm – 6:15pm Burdekin Theatre Foyer

“Wine O’Clock” 

Join authors Caroline Overington, Michael Robotham, Tess Woods and David Hunt as they discuss the state of our world…
Kind of like a live episode of Cheers only with more intellect and wittier banter!

Sunday 14th October

TIME VENUE GUEST SPEAKER
9:00am – 10:00am Burdekin Theatre Foyer Matt Condon – Prize Winning Author and Journalist.
9:00am – 10:00am Burdekin Library Holly Wainwright – Journalist, Podcast Host and Author.
9:30am – 10:30am Burdekin Theatre Auditorium Emeritus Professor Roly Sussex will speak to the topic
“Australian English – What it is and where it is going”.
Moderated by Lyn McLaughlin
10:30am – 11:30am Burdekin Theatre Foyer Michael Robotham – Internationally published Crime Fiction Writer.
10:30am – 11:30am Burdekin Library David Hunt – History Writer, Satirist and Children’s Book Author 
10:15am – 11:15am Burdekin Theatre Loft LOCAL AUTHORSDon Douglas, Lee-Ann Holmes, Frank White & Denise Neville chat with author Edwina Shaw about their journeys to publication.
11:30am Burdekin Theatre Foyer Announcement of BRW Writing Competition Winners.
11:45am – 12:45am Burdekin Theatre Foyer Chris Masters – Multi Walkley Award Winning Journalist & Author.
11:45am – 12:45am Burdekin Library Caroline Overington – Award Winning Novelist, Investigative Journalist & Editor. Join Caroline as she and moderator Moya Steel talk about women’s history and women’s rights in Victorian times.