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  • Location: Berkelouw Books, Eumundi, Not Assigned 0000 Queensland

Presented by Butter Factory Arts Centre Cooroy

The truth about non-fiction

Reality Bites presents a two and a half-day discovery program revealing the essence of successful non-fiction writing. Covering memoir, biography, history, social-political commentary, satire, film documentary and verbatim theatre, sessions will include panel discussions, individual readings, presentations and/or conversations, film, performance and workshops. Your guides to discovery include:

Gideon Haigh author of 20 books, his latest, The Unspeakable Crime: How Abortion Became Legal in Australia.

James Gerrand - producer/director/cinematographer discussing documentary filmmaking and its hazards.

Susanna de Vries with her latest biography, Desert Queen, the Many Lives and Love of Daisy Bates - Saint or Sinner?

Paul Brown, author of Aftershocks, the documentary Sixty Thousand Barrels. and a play about veterans of British nuclear testing, Half a Life.

Phyllis McDuff - a spinner of yarns, a weaver of webs and author of the best selling memoir, A Story Dreamt Long Ago.

Jan Cornall, performer and author of over 10 produced plays, a feature film, and a novel.

Frank Chalmers, documentary writer currently curating a multiplayer, games-based museum exhibition.

Friday 4 6.30pm Berkelouw Books, Eumundi
Saturday 5 10.00am-6.00pm Majestic Theatre, Pomona
Sunday 6 10.00am-6.00pm Majestic Theatre, Pomona

Ticket prices vary for different sessions/workshops. Bookings for individual sessions accepted. For full program details & further information contact Bernice Childs or phone 07 5472 0107.

Downloadable: Full 'The Noosa Longweekend' Festival Programme

Event Name: The Noosa Longweekend
Dates (2008): 4-13 July 2008
Location: various venues and locations throughout the Noosa Shire
Telephone: 07 5474 9941
Fax: 07 5474 9940

Combine arts and culture with sun and sand at The Noosa Longweekend in one of the world's most enviable destinations.  The Noosa Longweekend is an annual 10-day festival of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, food, film, literature and thought-provoking, barrier-breaking forums, that has become recognised as one of Australia's foremost regional cultural events.  The Noosa Longweekend offers a unique cultural experience that engages audiences with a quality artistic program, world-class cuisine, and the stunning natural environment unique to Noosa.   Established in 2002 by prominent Australian playwright David Williamson, his wife Kristin and former Berlin Philharmonic violinist Brett Dean, the festival continues to attract some of Australia's and the world's best artists, performers, writers, film-makers, musicians, environmentalists and commentators.  

The 2008 program includes Amanda Muggleton, Max Gillies, Opera Australia, Circa, Geraldine Doogue, Barrie Cassidy, Maggie Beer, John Buchanan, Kaz Cooke, Hugh Mackay, Monsieur Camembert, The Idea of North, Sara Storer.  Plus an extensive free community program including lots of school holiday activities for kids, teens and families.

Noosa's unique geography and village-style atmosphere provide the inspiring backdrop for this festival that offers visitors beautiful beaches and national parks, fabulous food and culture - nourishment for the body, mind and soul.   A celebration that embraces diversity, The Noosa Longweekend presents a broad program of ticketed, low-cost and free events that entertains, enlivens and inspires its many different audiences.


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