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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Sydney Writers' Festival

So I spent much of last weekend at the Sydney Writers' Festival. The weather was that perfect mix of crisp autumn--cold enough to require jackets, but with enough sunshine to warm the face and toes.

I only ended up going to a handful of events in which I was particularly interested. Augusten Burroughs was much less neurotic than I imagined (considering his childhood of bible dips, toilet divinations and DIY plasterwork). Eric Hansen and Robert Dessaix definitely stole the show for me--they had the audience in stitches with their anecdotal experiences told with deadpan wit and humour.

Nancy Pearl at Calling All Librarians
6.30pm Thursday 26 May 2005

--isn't she cute? And no, I'm not a librarian (not that there's anything wrong with that).

Author of Book Lust and More Book Lust, Nancy seems to be the librarian's uber-hero. She's passionate, feisty and she even has her own action doll figure modelled after her--complete with shushing action. Now how cool is that?

Nancy Pearl interviewing Mark Kurlansky (author of Salt and Cod)
The Writer and the Librarian
12.30pm Saturday 28 May 2005

Richard Glover interviewing Augusten Burroughs (Running with Scissors, Dry and Magical Thinking)
3.00pm Saturday 28 May 2005

Eric Hansen, Jan Brokken, Robert Dessaix and Tim Moore
The Art of Travel
11.00am Sunday 29 May 2005

Lee Stringer and Augusten Burroughs (Unfortunately Alice Sebold was a last-minute cancellation)

Writing Saved My Life
Chaired by Julie McCrossin
1.00pm Sunday 29 May 2005

The Sydney Writers' Festival is held annually in late May.
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posted by Anonymous on 6/01/2005 11:30:00 pm


  • At 6/02/2005 11:07 am, Blogger Kelly said…

    I absolutely love the librarian action figure! How hilarious! Becoming a librarian was a long standing childhood ambition for me, and I still might head in that direction one day. Maybe I can have an action figure created in my likeness too!


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