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A new voice for Australian writers

Once Euro-centric, Australian writers' growing consciousness of our Asian neighbours has brought a new voice to our literature.

Christopher Koch tapped this rich vein of mysterious difference with The Year of Living Dangerously, Highways to a War and most recently The Memory Room.

Blanche d'Alpuget's Turtle Beach and Monkeys in the Dark typified the fascination young Australians felt for the region.

With Alice Pung and Unpolished Gem - a portrait of her Chinese-Cambodian family - comes another new wave of Asia-influenced Australian literature, now by the children of Asian migrants.

Louise Adler, highly regarded publisher, editor, television presenter, and literature academic, casts an astute perspective over Australia's literary canvas.

With Caroline Baum, they engage and explore the development of this new voice over the last half century.

Saturday 5 12.00pm $80 Relish, Noosa Springs
Duration: approximately 3 hours.
Includes two course lunch.

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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