Eight Sessions For Every Fiction Fan
With only a few days left until Brisbane Writers Festival arrives, tickets and time are disappearing - so here's a quick list of eight sessions that any fiction fan just can't miss out on!
1. How to Set a Fire and Why / In Conversation with Jesse Ball
Meet with author Jesse Ball as he discusses with latest novel, How to Set a Fire and Why . Following the haunting journery of a teen aged girl who has lost everything, and will burn everything, Ball's accessible novel is a startling story that will grip the mind of its reader.
2. The Answers / In Conversation with Catherine Lacey
Author of Nobody is Ever Missing Catherine Lacey is coming to BWF17 to share with us her novel, The Answers. A bold insight into the intricacies of love, and the troubling consequences of attempting to break it into components, The Answers is a must -read. .
3. A Single Tree / In Conversation with Don Watson
Explore Australian history and its relationship with our often unforgiving landscape with bestselling author Don Watson. Unpack the diverse voices of our nation that range throughout the centuries since European colonisation, and explore the raw material that underpins Watson's The Bush.
4. The Parcel / In Conversation with Anosh Irani.
Before Anosh Irani gives the Brisbane Writers Festival Closing Address, every lover of poignant and powerful fiction should attend The Parcel. Chosen as one of the Books of the Year by The Globe and Mail, National Post, CBC, and the Quill & Quire, The Parcel is a dark yet commanding insight into the struggles of a transgender sex worker in the heart of Bombay.
5. Wit & Weird / John Birmingham, Kevin Kwan, Benjamin Law & Julie Koh
For those who enjoy comedy and wit, join Benjamin Law, Kevin Kwan, Julie Koh and John Birmingham as they discuss how they use humour to create the quirky and entertaining worlds of their works.
6. Love Affairs / Bronwyn Lea, Catherine Lacey & Krissy Kneen
"Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou Romeo?" Love affairs have been a cornerstone of literature since we started telling stories. While some may feel that it can be a tired trope, Bronwyn Lea, Catherine Lacey and Krissy Kneen discuss the necessity of love and passion, in its various forms, to provide inspiration for great art.
7. Inner Worlds / Ashley Hay, Kimberley Freeman, Mireille Juchau & Veny Armanno
Get an insight look into the writing processes of authors Ashley Hay, Kimberley Freeman and Mireille Juchau, and the creation of the characters we come to view as real. Join as these three powerful and talented women discuss how they build the inner worlds of their characters, no matter the genre, period or style.
These seven session are not to be missed! Whether you are hoping to find your next favourite novel, gain knowledge of the writers process, or just meet awe-inspiring novelists every fiction fan should take note.
8. Carpentaria / A Performance
If you've ever read, or wanted to read, Alexis Wright's award-winning Carpentaria (even if you just want to see inside Angel's Palace!) then grab your tickets to a performance of Carpentaria and experience literature like never before.