The Melbourne Writers Festival 2016 Program is live and I am thrilled to be chairing several sessions at this year’s festival.
Later that afternoon, I’m delighted to be chairing a talented panel of authors — three debut novelists, Rajith Savanadasa, Cath Ferla and Briohny Doyle, plus novelist and poet Lawrence Lacambra Ypil — on Asia-Pacific narratives, a topic close to my heart. Details of these sessions are below.
I’m also be chairing two sessions as part of the schools program. Stay tuned…
Barracuda: From page to screen
Sat Sept 3, 1.00PM, Deakin Edge, Federation Square
From the makers of The Slap comes Barracuda, an affecting new TV series based on Christos Tsiolkas’s novel. Tsiolkas and producer Tony Ayres talk through the process of taking the story from page to screen, as well as discussing its themes of failure, class and adolescence. With Angela Savage. Tickets here.
Sat 3 Sept, 5.30PM, ACMI, The Cube
What does it mean to live in the Asia-Pacific in a literary context? Join Briohny Doyle, Cath Ferla, Rajith Savanadasa and Lawrence Lacambra Ypil as they discuss how connections between Asia and Australia have influenced their narratives and writing voices. With Angela Savage. Tickets here.
The full festival program can be downloaded here.