Events - Scribe Publications /news-and-events/events 2014-08-19T00:00:00Z scribepublications.com.au The Secrets of the Anzacs book launch /news-and-events/events/event/the-secrets-of-the-anzacs-book-launch/ 2014-08-19T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Join us to celebrate the launch of THE SECRETS OF THE ANZACS: the untold story of venereal disease in the Australian Army, 1914–1919, by Raden Dunbar.</p> <p>The launch will be held at 6pm on Thursday 30 October at <a href="http://www.readings.com.au/st-kilda">Readings St Kilda</a>, 112 Acland Street, St Kilda. Please send RSVPs to kate@scribepub.com.au by Monday 13 October.</p> Scribe authors at the Word for Word nonfiction festival /news-and-events/events/event/scribe-authors-at-the-word-for-word-nonfiction-festival/ 2014-08-07T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Scribe authors David Roland, Rachel Buchanan, Robert Gott, Tim Dunlop, David Day and Russ Radcliffe will appear at this year&rsquo;s Word for Word nonfiction festival, Geelong, in the following events:</p> <p>&lsquo;<a href="http://www.wordforwordfestival.com.au/friday/">Finding Your Voice</a>&rsquo; on Friday 15 August at 1.30pm, featuring Robert Gott, author of <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/the-holiday-murders/">The Holiday Murders</a></em>.</p> <p>&lsquo;<a href="http://www.wordforwordfestival.com.au/saturday/">Mind Over Matter</a>&rsquo; on Saturday 16 August at 10.00am, featuring David Roland, author of <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/how-i-rescued-my-brain/">How I Rescued My Brain</a></em>.</p> <p>&lsquo;<a href="http://www.wordforwordfestival.com.au/saturday/">Journalism is Dead: Long Live Journalism</a>&rsquo; on Saturday 16 August at 11.30am, featuring Tim Dunlop, author of <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/the-new-front-page/">The New Front Page</a></em>, and Rachel Buchanan, author of <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/stop-press/">Stop Press</a></em>.</p> <p>&lsquo;<a href="http://www.wordforwordfestival.com.au/saturday/">Up Close and Personal: Memoir</a>&rsquo; on Saturday 16 August at 1.30pm, featuring David Roland.</p> <p>&lsquo;<a href="http://www.wordforwordfestival.com.au/saturday/">War Stories</a>&rsquo; on Saturday 16 August on Saturday 16 August at 1.30pm, featuring David Day, author of <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/flaws-in-the-ice/">Flaws in the Ice</a></em>.</p> <p>&lsquo;<a href="http://www.wordforwordfestival.com.au/sunday/">Politics: Through the Looking Glass</a>&rsquo; on Sunday 17 August at 10.00am, featuring Russ Radcliffe, author of <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/best-australian-political-cartoons-2013/">Best Australian Political Cartoons</a></em>.</p> <p>&lsquo;<a href="http://www.wordforwordfestival.com.au/sunday/">It Ain&rsquo;t Necessarily So: History Re-examined</a>&rsquo; on Sunday 17 August at 11.30am, featuring Robert Gott and David Day.</p> <p>To buy tickets, <a href="http://www.wordforwordfestival.com.au/">visit the festival website here</a>.</p> Scribe authors at the Melbourne Writers Festival /news-and-events/events/event/scribe-authors-at-the-melbourne-writers-festival/ 2014-08-06T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Scribe authors Jacinta Halloran, Oliver Mol, Richard King and Eliza Sarlos will appear at this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival in the following events:</p> <p>‘<a href="http://www.mwf.com.au/session/words-that-heal/">Words That Heal</a>’ on Friday 22 August at 10.00am, featuring Jacinta Halloran, author of <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/pilgrimage/">Pilgrimage</a></em>.</p> <p>&lsquo;<a href="http://www.mwf.com.au/session/microfictions/">Microfictions</a>&rsquo; on Sunday 24 August at 5.30pm, featuring Oliver Mol, author of forthcoming title <em>Lion Attack!</em></p> <p>‘<a href="http://www.mwf.com.au/session/on-offence-the-politics-of-indignation/">On Offence: The Politics of Indignation</a>’ on Friday 29 August at 11.30am, featuring Richard King, author of <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/on-offence/">On Offence</a></em>.</p> <p>‘<a href="http://www.mwf.com.au/session/amazing-babes/">Amazing Babes</a>’ on Sunday 31 August at 12.30pm, featuring Eliza Sarlos, author of <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/amazing-babes/">Amazing Babes</a></em>.</p> <p>To buy tickets, <a href="http://www.mwf.com.au/">visit the Melbourne Writers Festival website</a>.</p> David Roland at the Brisbane Writers Festival /news-and-events/events/event/david-roland-at-the-brisbane-writers-festival/ 2014-08-01T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>David Roland, author of <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/how-i-rescued-my-brain/">How I Rescued My Brain</a></em>, is appearing at the following events at this year&rsquo;s Brisbane Writers Festival:</p> <p><strong>&lsquo;What is a Mind?&rsquo; on Friday 5 September from 3.30pm to 4.30pm</strong> What is consciousness? Is the mind merely a function of our biology or something more? Antony Funnell explores the intangible and mysterious with Damon Young, Kate Richards, Sean Williams and David Roland.</p> <p><strong>&lsquo;How I Rescued My Brain on Saturday 6 September from 2:30–3:30PM </strong> After psychologist David Roland suffered a stroke which resulted in brain injury, he faced two choices: give up, or get his brain working again. <em>How I Rescued My Brain</em> is the story of David’s remarkable cognitive recovery.</p> <p>To buy tickets, visit the <a href="http://bwf.org.au/">Brisbane Writers Festival</a> website.</p> Mark Mulholland at the Brisbane Writers Festival /news-and-events/events/event/mark-mulholland-at-the-brisbane-writers-festival/ 2014-08-01T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Mark Mulholland, author of <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/a-mad-and-wonderful-thing/">A Mad and Wonderful Thing</a></em>, is appearing at the following events at this year&rsquo;s Brisbane Writers Festival:</p> <p><strong>&lsquo;Stranger than Truth&rsquo; on Friday 5 September from 2–3pm </strong> When truth informs fiction why is it necessary to fictionalise it? Mark Mulholland and Brigid Delaney share the story behind the story of their controversial debut novels.</p> <p><strong>&lsquo;A Mad and Wonderful Thing&rsquo; on Saturday 6 September from 11:30am–12:30pm</strong> Sometimes good people do bad things. Meet Johnny Donnelly, booklover and IRA sniper, in Mark Mulholland’s charming and redemptive debut novel, <em>A Mad and Wonderful Thing</em>, inspired in part by Mark’s own brother, jailed as an IRA terrorist. Join him in conversation with Laura Kroetsch.</p> <p><strong>&lsquo;Reading&rsquo; on Sunday 7 September from 12:15–12:45pm </strong> Irish writer Mark Mulholland reads from his novel <em>A Mad and Wonderful Thing</em>.</p> <p>To buy tickets, visit the <a href="http://bwf.org.au/">Brisbane Writers Festival</a> website.</p> David Finkel at the Byron Bay Writers Festival /news-and-events/events/event/david-finkel-at-the-byron-bay-writers-festival/ 2014-08-01T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>David Finkel, author of <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/thank-you-for-your-service/">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="http://www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au/v2/index.php">visit the Byron Bay Writers Festival website</a>.</p> David Roland talk at Gleebooks /news-and-events/events/event/david-roland-talk-at-gleebooks/ 2014-08-01T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>David Roland will talk about his memoir <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/how-i-rescued-my-brain/">How I Rescued My Brain</a></em> at Gleebooks on Friday 22nd August at 6.30pm. Address: 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe</p> David Roland talk at Mona Vale Library /news-and-events/events/event/david-roland-talk-at-mona-vale-library/ 2014-08-01T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>David Roland will talk about his memoir <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/how-i-rescued-my-brain/">How I Rescued My Brain</a></em> at Mona Vale Library on Thursday 21st August at 6.00pm. Address: 1 Park Street, Mona Vale RSVP essential: (02) 9970 1600</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="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/how-i-rescued-my-brain/">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="http://www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au/v2/index.php">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="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/how-i-rescued-my-brain/">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: Bridie@scribepub.com.au</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="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/why-aren-t-we-dead-yet/">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="http://www.embiggenbooks.com/">Embiggen Books</a>, 197–203 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne. Send RSVPs to kate@scribepub.com.au.</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="http://library.portphillip.vic.gov.au/Whats_on/Library_events/In_conversation_with_Kate_Richards">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="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/author/jacinta-halloran/">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="http://www.emergingwritersfestival.org.au/event-detail/amazing-babes/">Emerging Writers' Festival: </a> Inspired by Eliza Sarlos’s picture book <a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/amazing-babes/">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="http://www.emergingwritersfestival.org.au/the-writers-conference/">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="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/the-italians-at-cleat-s-corner-store/">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="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/flaws-in-the-ice/">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="http://www.swf.org.au/component/option,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="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/amazing-babes/">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="http://www.swf.org.au/component/option,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="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/my-promised-land/">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="http://www.swf.org.au/component/option,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="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/amazing-babes/">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="http://www.swf.org.au/component/option,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="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/my-promised-land/">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="http://www.swf.org.au/component/option,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="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/on-offence/">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>