11 AM SUNDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2018
We are proud to invite you to the opening morning festivities to join us for some a very laid back beginning to our writers’ festival St Kilda Writers Week Gilgamesh Connections.
Launching the festival at Big Mouth Upstairs on Sunday 30th September 2018 with a full day of entertainment focused in one spot starting from the Official Launch at 11 am.
We kick the festival off with Meredith Fuller and her production team discussing the making of their new play, ”Conjugated Stalking”.
3 authors shall follow this discussion, Carrie Bailee and her gripping spoken word piece “Sold” based on her book “Flying On Broken Wings”.
Frank Howson, born and bred in St Kilda and successful, film maker, author, artist and playwright reads from his new book “the last hurrah“, to be released for the festival and available on the day.
Joining them will be local legend Brenda Richards reading from her piece on local displaced musos and poet Dargo Dave and his dog. She is such a well of the word, so many short stories and novels written both published and still awaiting the ink. No one knows much more about St Kilda than Brenda and she will have some of her books and other printed material for your selection!
Our feature event of the day is the Sisters in Crime debate presented by 7 of Australia’s hottest Crime Writers. It’s an evente that will be an awesomely rollicking as they put their wits in gear for “DAMES VERSUS DICKS GREAT CRIME WRITING DEBATE – WHO DOES IT BETTER?”
The evening starts with a bang when Paul Blackburn offers a lot more levity with St Kilda Comedy Club from 6:00 pm featuring some of Australia’s top comics delivering the word in their special way…beware of special guests appearances!
Cruising out the rest of the night is to the sounds of a live band finishing a perfect day and night for a whole range of interests.
OFFICIAL LAUNCH 11 AM
Sunday 30th September 2018
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Carrie Bailee Frank Howson
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sisters in Crimes Dames versus Dicks