Events - Scribe Publications /news-and-events/events 2014-07-10T00:00:00Z David Finkel at the Byron Bay Writers Festival /news-and-events/events/event/david-finkel-at-the-byron-bay-writers-festival/ 2014-07-10T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>David Finkel, author of <em><a href="">Thank You for Your Service</a></em>, is appearing at the following events at this year&rsquo;s Byron Bay Writers Festival:</p> <p>&lsquo;Soldiers: Lambs to the Slaughter or Sacred Cows?&rsquo; on Saturday 2 August from 10.15am to 11.15am. Participants include David Finkel, James Brown and Rabia Siddique.</p> <p>&lsquo;In Conversation with Geoff Dyer&rsquo; on Saturday 2 August from 12.30pm to 1.15pm.</p> <p>&lsquo;Dangerous Allies: Some of our Best Friends are Enemies&rsquo; on Sunday 3 August from 11.30am to 12.30pm. Participants include David Finkel and Malcolm Fraser, and the chair is David Marr.</p> <p>&lsquo;Shifting Sands: Lessons from Iraq, Afghanistan and 12 Years of War&rsquo; on Sunday 3 August from 3.15pm to 4.15pm. Participants include David Finkel, Abbas El-Zein and Antony Loewenstein.</p> <p>To buy tickets, <a href="">visit the Byron Bay Writers Festival website</a>.</p> David Roland at the Byron Bay Writers Festival /news-and-events/events/event/david-roland-at-the-byron-bay-writers-festival/ 2014-07-10T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>David Roland, author of <em><a href="">How I Rescued My Brain</a></em>, is appearing at the following event at this year&rsquo;s Byron Bay Writers Festival:</p> <p>&lsquo;When the Mind Unhinges&rsquo; on Sunday 3 August from 9.00am to 10.00am. Participants include David Roland, Craig Cliff and Andrew Knight.</p> <p>To buy tickets, <a href="">visit the Byron Bay Writers Festival website</a>.</p> How I Rescued My Brain book launch /news-and-events/events/event/how-i-rescued-my-brain-book-launch/ 2014-07-09T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p><em><a href="">How I Rescued My Brain</a> </em>by David Roland will be launched at the Bangalow Historical Society on Sunday 27 July at 3.00pm. RSVP essential:</p> Why Aren't We Dead Yet? book launch /news-and-events/events/event/why-aren-t-we-dead-yet-book-launch/ 2014-07-09T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Please join us to celebrate the launch of <em><a href="">Why Aren&rsquo;t We Dead Yet?: the survivor&rsquo;s guide to the immune system</a></em> by Idan Ben-Barak. In this lively and accessible book, Idan explores the immune system and what keeps it running, how we fight off viruses and infections, and the role of antibiotics and vaccines.</p> <p>The launch will be held on Thursday 7 August from 6.30pm to 8pm at <a href="">Embiggen Books</a>, 197–203 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Send RSVPs to by Monday 28 July.</p> In conversation with Kate Richards /news-and-events/events/event/in-conversation-with-kate-richards/ 2014-05-05T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p><a href="">Kate Richards in conversation with Jacinta Halloran:</a> Kate Richards is an award-winning writer of narrative non-fiction, fiction and poetry. Her memoir, Madness, was published by Penguin Books in February 2013. It&rsquo;s the true story of a journey from chaos to balance, and limbo to meaning. Kate has a medical degree and a diploma of arts and is an advocate for living well with disability and long-term illness. <a href="">Jacinta&rsquo;s most recent novel is Pilgrimage.</a></p> Amazing Babes /news-and-events/events/event/amazing-babes/ 2014-05-05T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p><a href="">Emerging Writers' Festival: </a> Inspired by Eliza Sarlos’s picture book <a href="">Amazing Babes</a>, we invite an incredible line up of writers to tell stories about the women who have inspired them, in their writing and their lives. With Canberra-based girl band Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret playing their second show ever, this is a night to be inspired and celebrate the women who made us who we are. Hosted by Eliza Sarlos, with a divine DJ set by Brodie Lancaster (Rookie).</p> <p>Featuring Kat Muscat, Michelle Law, Zoe Norton Lodge, Lou Heinrich, Sam George-Allen and more.</p> <p>Proudly supported by Dumbo Feather</p> Do You Remember the First Time? /news-and-events/events/event/do-you-remember-the-first-time/ 2014-05-05T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p><a href="">Emerging Writers' Festival:</a> There’s nothing like the first time being published, but do things change dramatically after it actually happens? Three writers talk about their first time. Featuring Edwina Preston, <a href="">Joanne Riccioni </a>and Karen Simpson Nikakis.</p> David Day talk at Hawthorn Library /news-and-events/events/event/david-day-talk-at-hawthorn-library/ 2014-05-05T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>David Day will be talking about his book <em><a href="">Flaws in the Ice</a></em> on Wednesday 18 June at 7pm. RSVP: 03 9278 4668</p> Family Day: Morning Tea with Your Favourite Authors and Illustrators /news-and-events/events/event/family-day-morning-tea-with-your-favourite-authors-and-illustrators/ 2014-05-05T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p><a href=",com_events/Itemid,124/agid,4107/task,view_detail/">Sydney Writers' Festival:</a> Buy a cupcake and sit down for a beautiful morning tea with your favourite authors and illustrators. When else will you ever get to ask Inkheart and Ghost Hunters author Cornelia Funke as many questions as you can fit in between mouthfuls of cake? Or get to tell Jacqueline Harvey that you are the NUMBER ONE Alice-Miranda fan in the world? Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime chance to sit down with some of the best authors and illustrators in the whole world including Ursula Dubosarsky, Jane Godwin, Gus Gordon, <a href="">Eliza Sarlos</a>, Deborah Kelly and more. Who knows, maybe they will even sign a book or two &hellip; Your friends will be so jealous! (All ages)</p> Ari Shavit: My Promised Land /news-and-events/events/event/ari-shavit-my-promised-land/ 2014-05-05T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p><a href=",com_events/Itemid,124/agid,3827/task,view_detail/">Sydney Writers' Festival</a> Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel is at a moment of existential crisis. <em><a href="">My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel</a></em> tells the story of Israel as it has never been told before, and asks difficult but important questions: Why and how did Israel come to be? Can Israel survive? Ari Shavit’s unique writing, which challenges the dogmas of both the right and left, has made him one of the leading political thinkers of the Jewish state.</p> Family Day: Inspirational Women /news-and-events/events/event/family-day-inspirational-women/ 2014-05-05T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p><a href=",com_events/Itemid,124/agid,4102/task,view_detail/">Sydney Writers' Festival: </a>Every girl needs a role model, either real or fictional. Join writers <a href="">Eliza Sarlos</a>, Cornelia Funke and Jacqueline Harvey as they tell you about the amazing women who inspired them to become the people they are today. Maybe you’ll find a heroine of your own? (Ages 8+)</p> An Iranian talking to an Israeli: Reza Aslan with Ari Shavit /news-and-events/events/event/an-iranian-talking-to-an-israeli-reza-aslan-with-ari-shavit/ 2014-05-05T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p><a href=",com_events/Itemid,124/agid,3926/task,view_detail/">Sydney Writers' Festival</a> The Persian–Jewish relationship goes back thousands of years and has been marked by both tolerance and tyranny. Hear from Iranian–American writer and scholar of religions Reza Aslan (Zealot) and Ari Shavit whose <em><a href="">My Promised Land</a></em> examines the complexities of the Israeli condition. They will talk about their personal relationship to their homelands and look at the larger political dynamic between these two countries. Chair: ABC Radio’s Eleanor Hall.</p> The Art of Indignation /news-and-events/events/event/the-art-of-indignation/ 2014-05-05T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p><a href=",com_events/Itemid,124/agid,4082/task,view_detail/">Sydney Writers' Festival</a>: Taking and giving offence is a new form of political currency, at times whipping up indignation in place of rational debate. When being offended ends rather than starts an argument, what are the repercussions for public discourse? Hear Michael Leunig, whose playful provocations help “counter the silence of conservatism”, Richard King (<em>On Offence</em><a href="">Link Text</a>) on the importance of argument in a civil society, Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson on why offence is necessary to move society forward and Neil James on how rediscovering rhetoric can help us distinguish between insult and argument. They speak to Peter FitzSimons.</p> Ari Shavit talk at Monash Caulfield /news-and-events/events/event/ari-shavit-talk-at-monash-caulfield/ 2014-05-05T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Ari Shavit will speak on <em><a href="">My Promised Land</a></em> on Wednesday 21 May, 7.30pm at Monash Caulfield Campus (H1.16 Ground Floor, H Building). No cost. No Prior bookings.</p> Curiosity Lecture Series: On Offence /news-and-events/events/event/curiosity-lecture-series-on-offence/ 2014-05-05T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p><a href=",com_events/Itemid,124/agid,4041/task,view_detail/">Sydney Writers Festival: </a> In recent decades, taking offence has become a form of political currency. Indignation is whipped up and weaponised and hurt feelings paraded like union banners. <a href="">Richard King</a> argues that this obsessive emphasis on ‘sensitivity’ eats away at genuine civility; that the claim to find something hurtful or offensive should be the beginning of the debate, not the end of it; and that freedom of speech is meaningless unless it includes the freedom to offend.</p> Coffee and Papers with The Sydney Morning Herald and Richard King /news-and-events/events/event/coffee-and-papers-with-the-sydney-morning-herald-and-richard-king/ 2014-05-05T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p><a href=",com_events/Itemid,124/agid,3847/task,view_detail/">Sydeny Writers Festival: </a>For the Festival’s first session of the day, join Sherrill Nixon, state editor at The Sydney Morning Herald, SMH journalists and SWF special guest Richard King author of <a href="">On Offence</a>, to hear their take on what’s making news headlines today and the changing nature of journalism. Supported by The Sydney Morning Herald.</p> Suppositories of Wisdom: an exhibition of the best political cartoons of 2013 — 5 April to 3 May 2014 /news-and-events/events/event/suppositories-of-wisdom-an-exhibition-of-the-best-political-cartoons-of-2013-5-april-to-3-may-2014/ 2014-03-20T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p><strong>Based on the annual bestseller <em><a href="">Best Australian Political Cartoons 2013</a></em> edited by Russ Radcliffe.</strong></p> <p>2013 is a year many people would prefer to forget: three prime ministers, a brutal leadership battle driven by thwarted ambition and desire for revenge, and a comically negative opposition leader watching from the sidelines eager to pick up the spoils.</p> <p>But for political cartoonists, bloated egos, poisonous rivalries and general chaos are gifts not to be wasted.</p> <p>This exhibition, filled with sparkling wit and penetrating insight, celebrates some of Australia’s finest political cartoons from this period — small but unforgettable ‘suppositories of wisdom’.</p> <p>Please join Russ Radcliffe at Antipodes for a <strong>free talk</strong> on political cartooning on:</p> <p><strong>Saturday 5 April, 2.00 pm AND Saturday 18 April, 2.00 pm</strong></p> <p>Entry is free</p> Talk at Q Station /news-and-events/events/event/talk-at-q-station/ 2014-02-26T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Ross McMullin will speak about his award-winning book, <em><a href="">Farewell, Dear People</a></em>, at Q Station in Manly on 16th March. For more details contact 02 9466 1500.</p> Talk at Kings Cross Library /news-and-events/events/event/talk-at-kings-cross-library/ 2014-02-26T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Ross McMullin, award-winning author of <em><a href="">Farewell, Dear People</a></em> will speak at Kings Cross Library on 12th March. RSVP: 02 9246 4530</p> Amazing Babes Workshop - Kinokuniya Sydney /news-and-events/events/event/amazing-babes-workshop-kinokuniya-sydney/ 2013-12-04T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Meet Eliza Sarlos, author of <a href="">Amazing Babes</a>, a unique picture book for young and old that celebrates inspirational women from around the world and across generations. Hear about her inspirations and work on a picture of an &lsquo;Amazing Babe&rsquo; who inspires you.</p>