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[untitled]: our writers, readers and stories

Stonnington Libraries will celebrate the writers, readers and stories of Stonnington with a series of author talks, readings, writing workshops, performances and panel discussions in this year’s [untitled] Literary Festival, to be held from 16 – 20 November 2017.

This year’s program features author and self-described ‘television prankster’ John Safran in conversation with broadcaster Sally Warhaft about Safran’s second book, Depends What You Mean By Extremist: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables, and the rise of political extremism in Australia and around the world.

Other highlights include:

  • Writer, journalist and former political staffer Jamila Rizvi will discuss her book, Not Just Lucky, with feminist thinker and broadcaster Clementine Ford
  • Janelle McCulloch examines the life of Joan Lindsay and the mystery of Picnic at Hanging Rock in Beyond the Rock
  • Novelist, poet and translator Lia Hills will discuss her latest novel, The Crying Place, a haunting story of loss, place and the contradictions that lie at the heart of Australia
  • Comedian, music nerd and children’s author Alan Brough will chat about what makes for a hilarious children’s story
  • A revealing discussion with writers Claire Halliday, Jo Stanley and Danny Katz about how they balance exposing - and protecting - personal experiences and relationships in their writing
  • A discussion about the path our food takes to reach us with Michael and Pippa James (Tivoli Road Bakery) and Mat Pember (The Little Vegie Patch Co), moderated by Good Food Guide editor Roslyn Grundy, and
  • Many more lively talks and performances.

All festival events are listed below or you can view a downloadable version of the full program(PDF,680KB).


What's Your Story? Writing Competition 2017

Thank you to all writers who submitted entries to our What’s Your Story? Writing Competition. 

Winners were announced on Thursday 16 November, at the launch of [untitled] literary festival: our writers, readers and stories. 

View the winners and read their entries.

Winners will share their stories and poems on Sunday 20 November at Stonnington's Best Short Stories Revealed