Midweek festival gems

By the end of my Top Ten MWF events post last week, I realised that I’d mostly picked sessions that were being held on the weekend. So, today I went back to the crazy-great festival program and had more of a look at the week-day sessions. Wow, what a wonderful selection, both for adults and for kids.

Here are my picks for the working week, starting on Monday, 29.08.11…

Monday: Adventures in Science
Presented by the always entertaining and highly informative  Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki, I’d think this session would be a real hit with kids and grown-ups alike. Plenty of opportunities to ask Dr. Karl your most burning scientific questions.

Tuesday: What Body Part is That?
Featuring a book that deals with some straight forward no-fuss education as only Andy Griffith can present. Learn all there is to know about the body, jargon-free and giggle-filled.

Wednesday: Sporting Heroes
If you’re kid’s are anything like mine, they’re just a little bit sports mad. Let’s face it, it’s hard to avoid in footy-mad Melbourne. This session features Michael Panckridge, whose been able to combine a love of sport with a love of reading, to great success.

Thursday: Q & A with Emily Rodda
There seems to be no better way to capture the imagination of a child than through fantasy and the long-term character development (and endearment) that comes with delivering a series of books. Emily Rodda is a much-loved author, and this’d be your opportunity to ask her all about her books and her process. Not to be missed for Rodda fans.

Friday: The Long and Short of It
I really love short fiction, and would be rapted to hear more about the process of short story writing. Three accomplished short story writers Maile Meloy (Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It), Tim Richards (Thought Crimes) and Wayne Macauley (Other Stories) talk to Chris Flynn about the strength of the form, and what its future might be.

I hope this gives you a few ideas, and gives you a nudge to pop into Fed Square while the kids are at school or on your lunch break. Might see you there!


A random re-draw of our August give-away has been completed today, due to the first winner not having claiming the prize by the deadline. I’m please to announce the winner of the double pass is Tatiana S.  Please contact me at info@thatbookyoulike.com.au, as soon as possible, with your details so that ticketing arrangements can be made. Congrates!

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