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  • Graphic Contents: A Night of Comics, Zines and Visual Oddities

    Thu 5 Jun, 7:30 PM

    Graphic Contents brings together artists, animators and writers for a multimedia visual storytelling event. Graphic Contents will be a night for projecting, looking and dancing. This performative celebration of all things comics, zines and visual art, will include the wicked work of Simon Hanselmann, Katie Parrish, Ivan Dixon and more.

    Graphic Contents

    Bring your zines and comics for the Zine Swap Stall, and shoes for dancing for a banging set from DJ Game Girl.

    Need some Advice?

    The Advicecomics collective are your personalised, interactive agony aunt.

    Got a burning question about all things life, love and existence? Graphic Contents attendees will be contacted prior to the event and invited to submit a question to Advicecomics! Randomly selected questions will receive illustrated comics responses from Advicecomics columnists Mr Ray (Marc Pearson), Boyfriend (Hawkins) and Sally (Katie Parrish). The anonymous answers will be presented at Graphic Contents, and askers will receive the original artwork of their advice.

    Poster art by Ivan Dixon.

    Bella Union, Trades Hall $15 full/$12 concession
  • Like a Writing Desk

    Thu 5 Jun, 7:30 PM

    Like a Writing Desk is a new dark comedy about the power of myth and the failure of ego by Aden Rolfe. It’s also about birds. So find yourself a perch as we follow the travails of an aspirational curator, a self-professed crow-chaser and a family overrun by crows. Taking its name from the Mad Hatter’s famous dictum, Like a Writing Desk is smart, entertaining and a little bit cruel.

    It features a host of comedic talent – Marcus Graham, Zoe Carides, Mitchell Butel, Eddie Sharp, Kate Jinx and Dan Ilic – is written by Aden Rolfe and produced for ABC RN’s Radiotonic by Jane Ulman and Russell Stapleton. If you listen to one radio work this year, make sure it’s Like a Writing Desk (and then go listen to more).

    Presented in association with ABC Radio National.

    The Wheeler Centre FREE (bookings essential)
  • Emerging Q&A

    Mon 2 Jun, 7:30 PM

    Bringing the format of ABCs popular Q&A off the screen and showcasing new and diverse voices, Emerging Q&A will bring all the fire of its originator with it. Focusing on the big conversations around Australian arts and culture, this event is sure to provoke discussion and debate. Bring your questions along and exercise those thumbs – there’s going to be a lot to keep up with on the #eqanda hashtag!

    Hosted by Bhakthi Puvanenthiran and featuring Celeste Liddle, Abe Nouk, Dion Kagan and Martin McKenzie-Murray.

    Village Roadshow Theatre $15 full/$12 concession
  • Industry Insiders: The Future of Teaching Writing

    Wed 4 Jun, 6:15 PM

    “Can creative writing be taught?” we hear again and again, but the real question may be, “Can creative writing be taught differently?” These writers and teachers debate whether there are alternative models to the infamous writers’ workshop and share their ideal visions of writing in the classroom.

    Featuring Nick Keys, Laura Jean McKay, Craig Hildebrand-Burke and Anna Westbrook.

     

    Industry Insiders Series – ticket package

    We have put together a package ticket for all four events in the Industry Insiders series. As a bonus ticket holders will receive a full six months’ free Writers Victoria membership, which includes a digital subscription to ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine and weekly enews packed with the latest industry news, features, opportunities and competition listings for writers. Buy package here!

    The Wheeler Centre $15 full/$12 concession
  • Industry Insiders: Audio Stories

    Thu 5 Jun, 6:15 PM

    As radio shows and podcasts like This American Life inspire Australian radio producers, how can writers jump on board? With massive downloads, are these aural forms where the real audiences are? Is the future of reading, in fact, listening? Join producers, radio play enthusiasts and digital innovators as they discuss the state of audio arts.

    Featuring Aden Rolfe, Miyuki Jokiranta, Jon Tjhia and Jess O’Callaghan.

     

    Industry Insiders Series – ticket package

    We have put together a package ticket for all four events in the Industry Insiders series. As a bonus ticket holders will receive a full six months’ free Writers Victoria membership, which includes a digital subscription to ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine and weekly enews packed with the latest industry news, features, opportunities and competition listings for writers. Buy package here!

    The Wheeler Centre $15 full/$12 concession
  • Industry Insiders: DIY-Hards: Self-Publishing and Zines

    Tue 3 Jun, 6:15 PM

    With the rise of ebooks, Print on Demand and zines, self-publishing is no longer a dirty word. But how can writers put their best work out by themselves in the highest possible quality? These DIY legends don’t cut any corners, creating beautiful work that speaks meaningfully to their communities.

    Featuring Darrell Pitt, Karen Andrews, Anna Dunnill and Torre DeRoche.

    Presented in association with Books+Publishing and Thorpe-Bowker’s Identifier Services.

     

    Industry Insiders Series – ticket package

    We have put together a package ticket for all four events in the Industry Insiders series. As a bonus ticket holders will receive a full six months’ free Writers Victoria membership, which includes a digital subscription to ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine and weekly enews packed with the latest industry news, features, opportunities and competition listings for writers. Buy package here!

    The Wheeler Centre $15 full/$12 concession
  • Industry Insiders: The Look of the Book

    Mon 2 Jun, 6:15 PM

    Sometimes judging a book by its cover feels so, so right, even though as writers we want the inside to be the best part. But what if illustrators and designers are our closest allies? And are there interesting ways to collaborate? These graphic talents will discuss why a book’s design is integral to its very being.

    Featuring Guy Shield, Josh Santospirito, Elwyn Murray, Evi O. and Zoë Sadokierski.

    Industry Insiders Series – ticket package

    We have put together a package ticket for all four events in the Industry Insiders series. As a bonus ticket holders will receive a full six months’ free Writers Victoria membership, which includes a digital subscription to ‘The Victorian Writer’ magazine and weekly enews packed with the latest industry news, features, opportunities and competition listings for writers. Buy package here!

    The Wheeler Centre $15 full/$12 concession
  • Mixtape Memoirs

    Wed 4 Jun, 7:30 PM

    Mixtape Memoirs is themed ‘Love + Lust’ in 2014; getting all John Cusack standing outside your window with a boom box above his head. A desperately romantic line up of writers and musicians have written memoirs based on songs they put on mixtapes for teenage lovers; some reached climax, some went unrequited. This night is the mix CD you shoved in the backpack of that sweetie back in high school.

    Featuring Jenny Valentish, Sam West, Ella Hooper, Chad Parkhill, Laurie May, and Anna Dunnill. Hosted by sweetie Jack Colwell. With a hot DJ set by Geoffrey O’Connor.

    Presented in partnership with The Lifted Brow

    The Toff In Town $15 full/$12 concession

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