2011 Bayside Literary Festival

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post,  the 2011 Bayside Literary Festival kicks of tonight and runs until 27 May 2011.

As promised, I’ve picked out a few events that I think look pretty interesting.

First up, this Saturday, 21 May 2011 at 1pm – 2.30pm Karen Martini is presenting a session on ‘What’s Cooking‘ in Sandringham.  As a chef, restaurateur, writer and TV presenter, Karen Martini will no doubt have many insights to share about food and about the words used to describe food, in her conversation with Carmel Shute. Tickets are just $10, and you can book here…

The day after, Sunday, 22 May 2011 at 3pm – 4.30pm June Loves will be presenting ‘Hen-Lit!’ The Shelly Beach Writers’ Group‘ at the Brighton Savoy.  It’ll be quite a treat to hear from an author of some 100 non-fiction books, written for both children and adults – I’m particularly interested in hearing her thoughts on the difference, the transition I suppose, between non-fiction and fiction (her latest work being the novel The Shelly Beach Writers’ Group). Again, tickets are on $10, and you can book here…

At the start of next week, Monday, 23 May 2011 at 2.30pm – 5pm you’ll be able to hear from four local authors in an event entitled ‘15 Minutes of Fame.’  Hear Carolyn Angelin, Leah Kaminsky, Joel Magarey and David Worley share the stories behind their published works. This is a free event, but you still need to book, which you can do here…

And finally, on Thursday, 26 May 2011, 12.30pm – 2pm the session ‘Words That Hijack the Brain‘ promises an intriguing lecture on how words, catchphrases, ideas and songs burrow themselves into our collective psyche.  I am particularly looking forward to this one…I love hearing about how words work.  Again, this is a free event, but bookings are still needed, you can do that here…

This is only my little sample, and there are plenty of other great people sharing their ideas through-out the program, full details of which you can find here.

If you’re in the area, I hope you can make it along to something that takes your fancy.