Programme - Outback Writers Festival

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016
4:00pm to 6:00 pm
The Winton Club

Book Fair

There is an opportunity to purchase books from a great selection of outback books and books by authors presenting at the Festival. Books will be available for sale during the festival as well.
6:00 pm
The Winton Club


This is the opportunity to pick up your prepaid tickets .

7:00 pm
The Winton Club
Welcome Meet and Greet Function
(Finger food and cash bar)
Wednesday 22 June 2016
7:30 am
The Winton Club

Poet's Breakfast
With Ron Pearce
8:30 am

9:00 am
Festival Opening

Winton Mayor, Butch Lenton will open the inaugural writers' festival.
9:30 am
Keynote Address - The State of Play

Dan Kelly, publisher and General Manager of Boolarong Press, Sue Williams and Helene Young will discuss the challenges of copyright, parallel importing, reducing book shops and other publishing trends. 
10:15 am
Morning Tea
10:45 am
Outback Lives

This panel of authors will discuss their journey to publishing and their outback characters both real and fictional.

12:30 pm
Literary Lunch

Dan Kelly will lead a discussion on encouraging the next generations to read and write more.
1:30 pm
Unravelling the History

This panel will discuss how they have unravelled their research and structured their published work.

2:45 pm
Afternoon Tea
3:15 pm
Children's Books - The Growth Market

Award winning author, Norah Kersh will talk about writing books for children of the outback.

Artist and author, John Morrison will talk about his new children's book.
4:30 pm
6:30 pm
Thursday 23 June 2016
9:00 am

Master Classes

Writing Fiction

This seminar will presented by Penguin author, Helene Young and will provide the basics of writing fiction.

Writing Memoirs and Biographies

Author, Sue Williams will provide the basic structure and options of writing biographies and memoirs.

10:30 am
Morning Tea
11:00 am
Master Class
The Art and Science of Book Publishing
presented by 
Dan Kelly, General Manager, Boolarong Press and History Queensland magazine

12:30 pm
Festival Close
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