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  • Ideas to Inspire with Cleo Wade

    05 May 2018
    Riverside Theatre
    Cleo Wade chats with Sara Mansour about her inspiring collection Heart Talk and promoting change through positivity.
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  • Writing YA for Books and Film

    05 May 2018
    Riverside Theatre
    Authors Patrick Ness and Jesse Andrews describe their creative writing processes and adapting their stories for film.
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  • TeenCon 2018

    05 May 2018
    Riverside Theatre
    Hosted by Will Kostakis, TeenCon 2018 offers the inside scoop on the most exciting YA releases direct from publishers, along with book giveaways, impromptu competitions and audience participation.
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  • Bringing Imaginary Worlds
    to Life

    05 May 2018
    Riverside Theatre
    Renowned illustrators Nicki Greenberg, Levi Pinfold, Chris Riddell and Shaun Tan discuss the creative process of the imaginary worlds you see in YA and fantasy books.
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  • Architects of New Worlds

    05 May 2018
    Riverside Theatre
    Authors Jesse Andrews, Cally Black, Claire G. Coleman and Jay Kristoff speak to Adele Walsh about how dystopian scenarios in fantasy, science fiction and YA fiction can reflect real-world concerns.
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  • The Personal is Political

    05 May 2018
    Lennox Theatre
    The lack of political voice leads to disempowerment, disengagement and disadvantage. Bec Kavanagh hosts a panel discussion with authors Kirsty Eagar, Randa Abdel-Fattah and Alice Pung.
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  • The Future of Writing

    05 May 2018
    Lennox Theatre
    Tonya Alexandra, Alison Croggon and Jay Kristoff sit down with Jenna Guillaume for a discussion about how self-publishing, fan fiction and new technologies are reshaping writers’ lives.
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  • From the Sidelines

    05 May 2018
    Lennox Theatre
    Rameen Hayat speaks to authors Tamar Chnorhokian, Sarah Ayoub, Michael Mohammed Ahmad and Patrick Ness about diversity and tokenism in YA fiction.
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  • #poetrydebate: Who Takes the Crown?

    05 May 2018
    Lennox Theatre
    Two of the Festival’s most exciting poets square off for #poetrydebate with moderators and youth curators Sina Aghamofid, Ali Al Haj and Layla Mkhayber.
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  • Burn the Burn Book:
    Real Girls in YA

    05 May 2018
    Lennox Theatre
    Celebrated YA writers reflect on writing truthfully about the experiences of teenage girls in conversation with former Inky Awards judge and Youth Curator Kellie Phan.
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  • The Rumble

    05 May 2018
    Lennox Theatre
    Check out the freshest young performing writers as they battle it out to be named Rumble Champion 2018.
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  • Jacqui Lambie:
    Rebel With a Cause

    05 May 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    Jacqui Lambie was one of the most heartfelt and unscripted figures in Australian parliament. She talks to ABC Radio Sydney’s Richard Glover about her remarkable life.
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  • Peter Greste: The First Casualty

    05 May 2018
    Lennox Theatre
    Foreign correspondent and The First Casualty author Peter Greste examines the threat to investigative journalism in the age of terrorism and fake news.
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  • Behind the Lines 2017

    10 Apr - 06 Jun 2018
    Foyer
    The years best political cartoons 2017
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  • Isle of Dogs

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    05 May - 12 May 2018
    Raffertys Theatre
    From director Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr Fox) comes a wondrous, bittersweet, funny, edgy stop motion animated canine story.
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