FESTIVAL FRINGE EVENTS

EVENTS

A Dark Chapter Revealed

INGHAM, QLD

with MIA SPIZZICA

This collection offers new insights into the deeply personal experiences of Italian Australians whose families experienced World War II on the home front.

`` 'Hidden Lives' is a valuable addition to Italian Diaspora history, joining 'Una Storia Segreta (USA)' and 'Enemies Within (Canada)' to tell the stories of those immigrants who experienced detention during World War Two as enemy aliens in these allied nations. The combination of emotionally charged personal narratives and well-researched scholarly essays create new history, one that fills a long neglected void in Italian Diaspora Studies, enabling us all to know now what few know, and even fewer talked about, then.``
- Fred Gardaphe, Distinguished Professor of Italian/American Studies, Queens College, City University of New York

SATURDAY 4 AUGUST
Australian Italian Festival
Interactive Publications

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Mia is also part of this years festival 10-12 August
Check sessions page of website under PROGRAM menu

MEMOIR: From Fact to Fiction

TULLY, QLD

WORKSHOP
with MIA SPIZZICA & DR DAVID REITER

In this workshop, we'll discuss how memoir strategies can be applied to fictional as well as non-fiction projects.

To compile and edit the essays in 'Hidden Lives', author/editor Mia Spizzica had to interview contributors and liaise with academics in preparing their essays about this dark chapter in Australian history, affecting thousands of people of Italian heritage.

While 'Black Books Publishing' is a novel, it's characters and scenes were inspired by David Reiter's experience as an author and editor over many years, projected into fictional form to explore the lighter side of the publishing industry.

There'll be time for Q&A session, in which you'll have a chance to ask about your own memoir and life writing projects.

WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST
4.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Tully Library
34 Bryant St, Tully
FREE EVENT, refreshments & book signings.
Register via Ph: 1300 366 616 or link below

Cassowary Coast Libraries
Interactive Publications
Arts Nexus

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Mia & David are also part of this years festival 10-12 August
Check sessions page of website under PROGRAM menu

NEW SHOOTS: A garden of poems

All are invited on a poetic tour of the Cairns Botanic Gardens to enjoy poetry readings by local and visiting poets, inspired by
our tropical biodiversity.

Part of the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival, the tour will be led by Friends of the Cairns Botanic Gardens.
Supported by Australian Poetry, Red Room Poetry and Cairns Regional Council.

FREE: includes afternoon tea
VENUE: Cairns Botanic Gardens

SUN 12 AUG, 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm

MEMOIR: From Fact to Fiction

INNISFAIL, QLD

WORKSHOP
with MIA SPIZZICA & DR DAVID REITER

In this workshop, we'll discuss how memoir strategies can be applied to fictional as well as non-fiction projects.

To compile and edit the essays in 'Hidden Lives', author/editor Mia Spizzica had to interview contributors and liaise with academics in preparing their essays about this dark chapter in Australian history, affecting thousands of people of Italian heritage.

While 'Black Books Publishing' is a novel, it's characters and scenes were inspired by David Reiter's experience as an author and editor over many years, projected into fictional form to explore the lighter side of the publishing industry.

There'll be time for Q&A session, in which you'll have a chance to ask about your own memoir and life writing projects.

TUESDAY 7 AUGUST
400 pm - 6.00 pm

Innisfail Library
49 Rankin St, Innisfail
FREE EVENT, refreshments & book signings.
Register via Ph: 1300 366 616 or link below

Cassowary Coast Libraries
Interactive Publications
Arts Nexus

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Mia & David are also part of this years festival 10-12 August
Check sessions page of website under PROGRAM menu

SCREENING: Border Politics

End Credits Film Club screens 'Border Politics' a documentary which follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside AO QC as he traverses the globe examining the harsh treatment meted out to refugees by most Western democracies.

THURSDAY 9 AUGUST
7.00 pm

EVENTS, Cairns Central Cinemas
Cairns Central Shopping Centre

End Credits Film Club

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Julian Burnside AO QC is also part of this years festival 10-12 August
Check sessions page of website under PROGRAM menu

STORIES

LJ KIDD

Local Author LJ Kidd will share her story of writing and Dyslexia, self-publishing and more. Followed by Fiona Bell and Bill Wilkie in conversation at 11am.

Douglas Shire Hotdesk and Whileaway Bookshop & Café will host a fringe event to the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival.

VENUE: Whileaway Bookshop & Café,
Port Douglas
MON 13 AUG, 10.30 am

All Welcome

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MEMOIR: From Fact to Fiction

ATHERTON, QLD

WORKSHOP
with MIA SPIZZICA & DR DAVID REITER

In this workshop, we'll discuss how memoir strategies can be applied to fictional as well as non-fiction projects.

To compile and edit the essays in 'Hidden Lives', author/editor Mia Spizzica had to interview contributors and liaise with academics in preparing their essays about this dark chapter in Australian history, affecting thousands of people of Italian heritage.

While 'Black Books Publishing' is a novel, it's characters and scenes were inspired by David Reiter's experience as an author and editor over many years, projected into fictional form to explore the lighter side of the publishing industry.

There'll be time for Q&A session, in which you'll have a chance to ask about your own memoir and life writing projects.

WEDNESDAY 8 AUGUST
10.30 am - 12.00 pm

Atherton Library
16 Robert St, Atherton
FREE EVENT, refreshments & book signings.
Register via Ph: 4091 2229

Tablelands Libraries
Interactive Publications

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Mia & David are also part of this years festival 10-12 August
Check sessions page of website under PROGRAM menu

CAIRNS FOR REFUGEES: Public Forum

Where are we going? Australia's off-shore detention policy with Julian Burnside AO QC.
Cairns for Refugees invites you to this public forum with guest speaker Julian Burnside. He is an Australian barrister, a human rights and refugee advocate, and author. His latest book is Watching Out: Reflections on Justice and Injustice, published by Scribe.

Supported by JCU College of Medicine Cairns Clinical School.

FRIDAY 10 AUGUST
6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

Cairns Hospital Auditorium
Level 2, A Block, Cairns Hospital, Cnr Esplanade and Kirwan St, Cairns North, Qld 4870

FREE EVENT - Bookings are not essential but preferred to assist organisers
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Julian Burnside AO QC is also part of this years festival 10-12 August
Check sessions page of website under PROGRAM menu

IN CONVERSATION

FIONA BELL & BILL WILKIE
with Claire Tierney (Arts Nexus)

Douglas Shire Hotdesk and Whileaway Bookshop & Café will host a fringe event to the Cairns Tropical Writers Festival. This month’s Hotdesk is focusing on writing, publishing and all things “booky”. Cairns author Fiona Bell will join local writer Bill Willkie for an informal conversation with host Claire Tierney. Fiona will be promoting her new debut book WATERHOLE which will be available for purchase with Fiona on hand for signings.

We are excited to be included in this years writers festival and wish to celebrate all the talented writers we have in the Shire.

VENUE: Whileaway Bookshop & Café,
Port Douglas
MON 13 AUG, 11.00 am

All Welcome

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Fiona and Bill are part of this years festival 10-12 August
Full sessions under program on website