Events - Scribe Publications /news-and-events/events 2014-10-21T00:00:00Z scribepublications.com.au Bending the Truth? /news-and-events/events/event/bending-the-truth/ 2014-10-21T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Nonfiction: what even is it?</p> <p>Three prominent nonfiction writers come together to discuss their craft and what constitutes the genre of nonfiction – including how much room for creativity there might be within the scope of memoir and that contested category, creative nonfiction.</p> <p>Melbourne writer Briohny Doyle and Sydney author Oliver Mol were the joint winners of the inaugural Scribe Nonfiction Prize, with young ACT genius Rosanna Stevens highly commended. They&rsquo;ll join chair Lefa Singleton Norton to discuss and debate the nuances of nonfiction, including the ethics of writing about others' lives; when the truth can be bent in favour of narrative, and when it crosses the line to become fiction; and whether an author should show more fidelity to the historical record or to their readers' desires. They&rsquo;ll explore the question: is reality stranger than fiction?</p> <p>The event from <a href="http://www.expressmedia.org.au/">Express Media</a> will also feature the announcement of the shortlist for the 2014 Scribe Nonfiction Prize.</p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1486594514926059/">Bending the Truth?</a> will be held at the Wheeler Centre on Friday 7 November at 7.30pm.</p> Jonathan King at the Mona Vale Library /news-and-events/events/event/jonathan-king-at-the-mona-vale-library/ 2014-10-10T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Jonathan King will talk about his book <a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/gallipoli-diaries/">GALLIPOLI DIARIES: the Anzacs' own story, day by day</a> during an author talk at the Mona Vale Library in NSW on Tuesday 18 November at 6.30pm.</p> <p>To book tickets for this event, contact the library on (02) 9970 1600.</p> Jonathan King at the Rockdale City Library /news-and-events/events/event/jonathan-king-at-the-rockdale-city-library/ 2014-10-10T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Jonathan King will talk about his book <a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/gallipoli-diaries/">GALLIPOLI DIARIES: the Anzacs' own story, day by day</a> during an author talk at the Rockdale City Library in NSW on Thursday 20 November at 6pm.</p> <p>To book tickets for this event, click <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/author-talk-jonathan-king-tickets-13171830299?aff=eorg">here</a>.</p> Douglas Newton in conversation with PM Newton /news-and-events/events/event/douglas-newton-in-conversation-with-pm-newton/ 2014-10-10T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Douglas Newton will be in conversation with crime novelist PM Newton about his book <a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/hell-bent/">HELL-BENT: Australia&rsquo;s leap into the Great War</a> at Gleebooks in Glebe, NSW, on Thursday 16 October at 6pm.</p> <p>To book tickets for this event, click <a href="https://gleebooks.worldsecuresystems.com/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=176780">here</a>.</p> Idan Ben-Barak at the Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre /news-and-events/events/event/idan-ben-barak-at-the-emerald-hill-library-heritage-centre/ 2014-10-10T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Idan Ben-Barak will discuss his popular science book <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> during an author talk at the Emerald Hill Library &amp; Heritage Centre in South Melbourne on Tuesday 21 October at 7pm.</p> <p>For more information about the event, click <a href="http://library.portphillip.vic.gov.au/Whats_on/Library_events/Popular_Science_author_talk">here</a>.</p> Tim Colebatch in conversation with Michelle Grattan /news-and-events/events/event/tim-colebatch-in-conversation-with-michelle-grattan/ 2014-09-29T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Tim Colebatch will chat with Michelle Grattan about his new political biography, <em><a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/dick-hamer/">Dick Hamer: The liberal Liberal</a></em> at Paperchain Bookstore. RSVP 02 6295 6723</p> Tim Colebatch in conversation with George Megalogenis /news-and-events/events/event/tim-colebatch-in-conversation-with-george-megalogenis/ 2014-09-29T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Tim Colebatch will chat with George Megalogenis about his new political biography, <a href="http://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/title/dick-hamer/">Dick Hamer: The liberal Liberal</a>. RSVP 9819 1917</p> Mark Mulholland to speak at The Moat /news-and-events/events/event/mark-mulholland-to-speak-at-the-moat/ 2014-08-29T00:00:00Z 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> will speak with Jo Case about his debut novel on Monday 8 September at 6pm.</p> Gallipoli Diaries book launch /news-and-events/events/event/gallipoli-diaries-book-launch/ 2014-08-26T00:00:00Z Unknown author <p>Join us to celebrate the launch of GALLIPOLI DIARIES: the Anzacs' own story, day by day, by Jonathan King.</p> <p>The book will launched by former Victorian premier and current Chair of the Victorian Anzac Centenary Committee, the Honourable Ted Baillieu.</p> <p>The launch will be held at 5.30pm (for a 6pm start) on Wednesday 5 November at the <a href="http://www.shrine.org.au/Home">Shrine of Remembrance</a>, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne. Please send RSVPs to kate@scribepub.com.au by Monday 20 October.</p> 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 book will be launched by author, journalist and educator Jane Tolerton.</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>