Hey you kids in/around Melbourne! What're you up to this Friday & Saturday? You're going to be sitting at home? Wasting hours on Facebook and Tumblr and thinking 'I should really get dressed and participate in life because it is short/you only live once/insert cliche saying here'? (Note: This is not. At. All. reflective of Steph Bowe's lifestyle. No way.)
Here's what you should do instead: Come see me and a whole lot of other awesome authors at A Thousand Words Festival at the Northcote Town Hall.
Bec Kavanagh, the super fabulous organiser of the festival, says this about it:
Not long now until the annual celebration of books that is A Thousand Words Festival! In 2011 we’re bigger than ever with the biggest book swap, the festival gala, interactive performance panels and books, so many books!
If you’re on holidays and are a reader, wannabe writer, emerging editor, book fiend or sucker for a story come to the festival this year. On Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th of September you’ll be able to come down to the Northcote Town Hall and join other writers and book lovers to talk all things bookish. YA authors Tim Pegler, Leanne Hall, Cath Crowley, Fiona Wood join many
more to present a show like no other. Check out the full program at http://www.athousandwordsfestival.com.au/ and we’ll see you at the festival!
I'll be there on the Friday, on these shiny, happy panels (my face is also on the poster. Say hello to little Steph on the poster. Hello little Steph!):
1.00pm – 1.55pm
Main Hall – Generation why?
Authors answer the age old question “why should I read” with their take on what it takes to write books people want to read.
Steph Bowe & Michael Pryor
Hosted by Bec Kavanagh
4.30pm – 6.00pm
Studio – PD for teachers
“Bringing books out of the classroom” Using the festival momentum to engage reluctant readers in class.
Bec Kavanagh in conversation with Fiona Wood, Cath Crowley and Steph Bowe
Yes, I am on panels with Michael Pryor and Fiona Wood and Cath Crowley. Yes, they are infinitely more mature and intellectual than I, and yes they are writing superstars. I know. I am really terribly excited. Anyway, it promises to be oodles of fun and there is possibly complimentary juice. But I am not sure. I will get back to you on that. Tickets on the website!