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May 2017

Katie Spain Writer In Residence ‘Everybody Has A Story’

May 19, 2017 @ 10:00 am - May 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Penola Town Square, 38 Young Street
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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The Arts Festival, in collaboration with SA Writers Centre, is pleased to bring to the festival our Writer in Residence, Katie Spain. Katie is featured editor for Newstyle Media’s Fritz Magazine, writer for Australian Wine Business Magazine and is the former editor of city guide Broadsheet Adelaide. She loves to natter on 5AA Radio and until recently, earned a crust as staff writer for News Corp’s SA Weekend Magazine, The Advertiser and Sunday Mail. She eats and drinks (a lot) and spent many years justifying it as a food and bar reviewer for News Corp’s annual Food Guide. She grew up on a dairy farm in South Australia but found her writing groove (and a serious shoe addiction) in London where she worked in digital music and West End theatre journalism. Mostly, she writes about local treasures and ordinary folk with extraordinary lives but also has a thing for food, wine, good times and travel yarns. Her pride and joy is a vintage caravan (mobile writing studio) called Charlie. Both Katie and Charlie enjoy scouring South Australia for interesting country folk, heart warming stories and her very own bestseller. She likes wearing glitter, strange hats and ridiculously bright clothes and…

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Author Talk And Reading – Paul Mitchell Author Of We. Are. Family.

May 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
44 Riddoch Street, 44 Riddoch Street
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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Bookings essential as maximum of 15; contact Rebecca Trotter 08 8737 2734 or [email protected] Paul Mitchell’s latest book, the novel We. Are. Family. (2016), has received strong reviews across the country and has seen him compared to Tim Winton and Christos Tsiolkas. The Australian said the book “shows the impervious nature of gendered stereotyping amid a dynamic Australian landscape,” while The SA Times said it sets “the poetry of place and sensibility of a kind of difficult love, against the pain and ugliness it is concerned to expose.” Paul will read from the book and speak about its themes of families’ emotional inheritances, Australian masculinity and our spiritual longings. paul-mitchell.com.au

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Literary Brunch – Lucy Treloar: Katnook Estate

May 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am
Katnook Estate, Riddoch Highway
Coonawarra, SA 5263 Australia
$40

Bookings contact; Michelle Stehbens 08 8737 0301 or [email protected] Katnook Estate and the Arts Festival are delighted to announce this year’s Literary Brunch with award winning author Lucy Treloar. This will give readers, writers and eaters a chance to enjoy a light brunch together while talking books and literature in an informal, relaxed setting. Lucy will be interviewed by our writer in residence Katie Spain about her latest novel Salt Creek and the inspirations behind her literary work. Attendees are encouraged to read Lucy’s latest book as their will be opportunity for questions and reflections. Lucy Treloar was born in Malaysia and educated in England, Sweden and Melbourne. Salt Creek won the Indie Award for Best Debut, the ABIA Matt Richell Award and the Dobbie Award, and was shortlisted for prizes including the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the UK’s Walter Scott Prize. Its international release is planned for 2017. Previously, Lucy won the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Pacific Region) and the 2013 Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. lucytreloar.com ‘The Stables’ @ Katnook Estate $40 Per Person inc. Brunch & Bubbles

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May 2018

BLUE FEET – NEW WORK BY CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATOR AND ARTIST, MARSHA WAJER

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Balnaves Of Coonawarra, 15517 Riddoch Hwy
Coonawarra, SA 5263 Australia
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$5

“Blue Feet” an exhibition by illustrator Marsha Wajer, showcases those gorgeous, goofy dancers…the Blue Footed Boobys. Why do they love to dance? Why do they show their feet off all the time? Marsha has created a delightful series around these (increasingly) rare and cute birds. It's full of fun, it's full of colour and has iguanas, octopuses and stripey hats included! “Moo and the Sleepy Secret” (illustrated by Marsha) will also be read aloud by the author (Catherine Clarke) out in the garden. Followed by a drawing demonstration where the kids can join in. Crayons and paper provided. Cupcakes for the kids and wine for the adults will be available to purchase. www.marshawajer.com Official opening by Anna Copping, Saturday 19th May, 2pm. Bookings for reading & drawing demonstration essential. Contact cellar door 08 8737 2946 or email [email protected] BALNAVES OF COONAWARRA, RIDDOCH HWY, COONAWARRA THU MAY 17 - SUN MAY 20 (EXHIBITION) | 9.00AM – 5.00PM | FREE ENTRY SAT MAY 19 (BOOK READING & DRAWING DEMONSTRATION) | 10.30AM & 2.30PM $5 PER PERSON | SUN MAY 20 (BOOK READING & DRAWING DEMONSTRATION) 10.30AM | $5 PER PERSON

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CATHERINE MARTIN LITERARY AWARD

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Penola High School, 43 Cameron Street
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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The Catherine Martin Literary Award is a competition open to budding young authors. This award is motivated by Australian Literature, and Australian themed writing, it is with this intent that participants were asked that their work be inspired by 'Australia', 'Australians' and 'Australian Life'. Local Judge Marg Muller and visiting authors Cass Moriarty & Pip Williams will oversee the judging of this award which is fast gaining a lot of interest. There will be monetary prizes for the winners and runners-up in the following categories: 10-12yo. 13-15yo. 16-18yo. Entries will be on display at the Penola Community Library. Please join the judges for the announcement of the award on Saturday 19th May at 3.00pm. Catherine Edith Macauley Martin (1848–1937) was an Australian novelist who published her work anonymously or under pseudonyms such as M. C., Mrs Alick MacLeod and Ishbel. Catherine migrated with her family to South Australia in 1855, settling in Robe and later in Naracoorte. In the course of her education she acquired a love of German language and literature and by the early 1870s she was helping her sister Mary to run a school at Elm Cottage, Crouch Street, Mount Gambier.

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JAMES DARLING – JOURNAL WRITING WORKSHOP

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Penola Community Library, 43 Cameron St
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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“Journal writing: is it personal therapy, a tool for reference and research, a literary tradition or what? Bring your work and explore journal writing with artist, farmer and inveterate journal writer, James Darling”. This workshop aims to explore the 'how to' of personal journal writing as well as journal writing's place in literature. The workshop will explore the “how to” of personal journal writing as well as journal writing's place in literature. After requests from the SE community, the Arts Festival is thrilled to welcome James Darling to its literary line-up. Participants are advised to book now as places are limited. PENOLA COMMUNITY LIBRARY, CAMERON STREET, PENOLA SAT MAY 19 | 9.00AM – 12.00PM | $45 PER PERSON  

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MEMOIR WORKSHOP

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Penola Community Library, 43 Cameron St
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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$115.00

Join Pip Williams, author of the acclaimed One Italian Summer, a memoir of her time spent searching for la dolca vita in Italy. Pip will take you through the steps of turning your life experiences into a story. Suitable for everyone – beginners and more experienced writers. PENOLA COMMUNITY LIBRARY, CAMERON STREET, PENOLA SAT MAY 19 | 1.00PM – 4.30PM | $77 (WRITERS SA MEMBERS) / $115 (GENERAL) facebook.com/writerssainc/?rf=487916497909172 www.writerssa.org.au Book online at www.writerssa.org.au or [email protected]  

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LITERARY BRUNCH – CASS MORIARTY

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Upstairs at Hollicks, Racecourse Road
Coonawarra, SA 5263 Australia
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$45.00

Hollick Estates and the Arts Festival are delighted to announce this year's Literary Brunch with award winning author Cass Moriarty. This will give readers, writers and eaters a chance to enjoy a light brunch together while talking books and literature in an informal, relaxed setting. Cass will be interviewed by journalist Katie Spain about her two award winning books 'The Promise Seed' and 'Parting Words' and the inspirations behind her literary work. Attendees are encouraged to read Cass's latest book as there will be opportunity for questions and reflections. Parting Words explores how well we know our loved ones, and the legacy we leave behind. Cass Moriarty writes movingly about family, friendship, love and relationships, exploring the themes of loyalty, loss, betrayal, guilt, redemption, grief and the importance of forgiveness. Her stories feature histories, memories and secrets and the way in which troubled families function. www.facebook.com/cassmoriartyauthor www.cassmoriarty.com and www.hollick.com UPSTAIRS AT HOLLICKS, RACECOURSE ROAD, COONAWARRA SUN MAY 20 | 10.00AM – 12.00PM | $45 PER PERSON INCLUDING BRUNCH & BUBBLES Bookings contact Megan Downer 08 8737 2318 or [email protected]

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WRITERS’ FESTIVAL WITH MANAL YOUNUS

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Penola Memorial Park, 55 Church Street
Penola, SA 5277 Australia
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Manal Younus is a published young author who uses words and poetry to share stories and build connections with young people. Manal participated in the 2017 Arts Festival, running workshops during the weekend. She is back again this year, working with students from all three Penola schools to grow as storytellers, authors and creators of the spoken word! She will be a "writer in residence" in the week leading up to the festival. Her work with the students will be celebrated in the Park on Sunday, with a "Writer's Festival". Student's work will be on display as well as some live performances! All are welcome. “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” — Philip Pullman PENOLA MEMORIAL PARK | SUN MAY 20 | 11.00AM – 1.00PM | FREE ADMISSION Contact: Nicole Lear 0407 727 165 [email protected]

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