ABWF Program 2017

Friday, 28th July | Saturday, 29th July | Sunday, 30th July

Friday, 28th July

Locals Debate: There is no justice any more

Team Captains: Ray Nichols & Scotty McAllester

Venue: Mech Hall
Time: 7-9pm, Friday, 28th July
Price: $10 + booking fee
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Friday, 28th July | Saturday, 29th July | Sunday, 30th July

Saturday, 29th July

Roomers Around Town

Writers from Roomers magazine will be giving spoken word performances at various times along the main drag and down at the Harbour. They will be appearing at the awards presentation for the Children & Youth categories of the ABWF 2017 Writing Competition.

Venue: Great Ocean Road shops and Apollo Bay Harbour
Time: Various
Price: FREE

Children & Youth Category Writing Competition Awards

Isobelle Carmody will announce the winners of the Children’s and Youth’s categories for the ABWF 2017 Writing Competition.

Venue: Foreshore Market (weather permitting)
Time: 9:45am, Saturday, 29th July
Price: FREE

Isobelle Carmody Reads

Isobelle will read from her new book, The Ice Maze, which is the third book in The Kingdom of Lost series.

Venue: Apollo Bay Library, 6 Pengilley Ave
Time: 10:30am, Saturday, 29th July
Price: FREE

Isobelle Carmody Book Signing

Isobelle will be appearing at Galapagos Book Store to sign her books.

Venue: Galapagos Book Store, 77 Great Ocean Rd
Time: 11:30am, Saturday, 29th July
Price: Free

The Saturday Sit-in

Including: keynote address by Clementine Ford; Michael Leunig in-conversation; and Q&A Discussion panel with Clementine Ford, Arnold Zable, Alice Pung, Charlie Ward, and desh Balasubramaniam talk about writing for social justice.

Venue: Mech Hall
Time: 1pm-8:30pm, Saturday, 29th July
Price: $80 + booking fee
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Friday, 28th July | Saturday, 29th July | Sunday, 30th July

Sunday, 30th July

Sunday Soldiers

Including: Refugee Voices with desh Balasubramaniam, Paheer Para and Alison Corke; Warm Winter Words with Clementine Ford, Susan Carland and Charlie Ward; Les Twentyman and Arnold Zable in-conversation; and Spoken Word Open Mic hosted by Emilie Zoey Baker.

Venue: Mech Hall
Time: 11am-9pm, Sunday, 30th July
Price: $60 + booking fee
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Writing Social Justice (Writers Victoria workshop)

Story has the power to humanise, and to create empathy. A well-crafted story takes the reader into other worlds, whether your own or that of others. Presented by Arnold Zable, the workshop will explore the art of story across genres, and will include discussion, writing exercises, feedback on your projects. Presented in association with Apollo Bay Arts Inc. and the Grace Marion Wilson Trust.

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Venue: TBA (Apollo Bay)
Time: 10am-4pm, Sunday, 30th July
Tickets: via Writers Victoria