Wild About Words

WILD ABOUT WORDS


Wildaboutwords weekend is the time to indulge your bookish whims. Come and be entertained by bards from near and far and join them with your rhymes.
Show off your literary prowess at the “full-of-fun” Trivia night
Catch a famous illustrator and listen to a great narrator.
Settle in a quiet nook (at Paperbark Camp) to learn about the oldest crimes committed in our northern climes.
Bake a cake just like a book, create a sculpture from a novel and join in for a game of scrabble.

62. POETRY SLAM

Thank you to all participating Cafes and poets

The winner of the Poetry Slam was Shae Lamond for her poem written whilst sipping coffee at The 5 Little Pigs, highly commended were John Walker for “Trolley Pusher” and Annette Pham for “What Do You See”

Check out their poems below

 

Poetry Slam Poems Seechange 2016

Shae

Annette

 

 

 

 

 

 

63. POETS @ THE WATERHOUSE

The Waterhouse Jervis Bay 13 Currambene Street, Huskisson
Thu 2 June 5.00pm for 5.30 – 7.00pm

What a fantastic evening! Thank you to Greg Scott for creating such laughter, to Randall Sinnamon for being his amazing self, to our local poets for for sharing their poems and to the audience for coming out on such a dreary night.

Craig and Randall Deb E Randal MC Poets

Participating Poets

Bev Stewart, Roger Hart, Norm Webb, Craig Green, Colleen Duncan, Jenny Dickenson,

Marg McHugh, Claudeen Irwin, Jonathan Wheeldon, Stuart Salvage, Deb Evelyn

Colin de Vries, Gail Blamey .

Shae Lamond and Annette Pham winners of the poetry slam recited their poems.

 

64. RETURN OF THE LITERARY TRIVIA NIGHT

Huskisson Community Hall 17 Dent St Huskisson
Fri 3 June 6.00pm – 10.00pm $15.00 per person.

A fundraising night of trivia to test participants’ knowledge of all things literary. Great prizes. Book clubs encouraged to participate
Bookings for tables of 8-10 at boobook on owen, Huskisson.

BYO drinks & snacks. Prize for the best dressed table.

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65. SCRABBLE ROUND ROBIN

Maindeck Café and boobook on owen, Huskisson
Sat 4 June 10am -1pm

Scrabble enthusiasts are invited to play some friendly games as part of the Wildaboutwords weekend. Create and soak up the atmosphere on Husky’s main street
$10 per game to participate. Limited numbers. 

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66. ALTERED BOOK WORKSHOP

boobook on owen 1/68 Owen St Huskisson
Sat 4 June 10:30am-12:30pm

Create and take home contemporary art pieces made from recycled books under the expert guidance of local art teacher, Leonie McCann
Free event. All materials supplied

www.boobookonowen.com.au 

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67. MEET TONY FLOWERS, ILLUSTRATOR OF BOOKS FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS

Huskisson Community Hall 17 Dent St Huskisson
Sat 4 June 2-4pm  Gold coin donation

Tony is an internationally renowned illustrator and well known for his annual Book Week talks at schools. He will talk about the stories and how he creates the amazing and crazy images that populate them. Hear about his writing career to date, attend a workshop and ask questions.
Ages 8-88 Books available to purchase and nibbles provided

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69. AUTHOR EVENT – JOHN BLAY “ON TRACK”

Huskisson Community Hall 17 Dent St Huskisson
Sat 4 June 4:30-6:30pm 

Bush walkers will rejoice in this presentation by acclaimed local author John Blay.

On Track tells the story of John Blay’s long-distance search for the Bundian Way, an important Aboriginal pathway between Mt Kosciuszko and Twofold Bay near Eden on the New South Wales far south coast. The 360-kilometre route traverses some of the nation’s most remarkable landscapes, from the highest place on the continent to the ocean. This epic bushwalking story uncovers the history, country and rediscovery of this significant track. Now heritage-listed, and thanks to the work of Blay and local Indigenous communities, the Bundian Way is set to be one of the great Australian walks.
John Blay is a writer and naturalist. Since 2001, he has researched the South East Forests of NSW in association with local Aboriginal communities and is the Bundian Way Project Officer for Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council. He is the author of The Australian Native Plant Gardener’s Almanac, Back Country and Part of the Scenery.

Free entry. Books available for purchase. Pick up some bushwalking accessories at the silent auction at this event.

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70. BOOK-INSPIRED CAKES COMPETITION

Boobook on Owen 1/68 Owen St Huskisson
Sun 5 June 9:30am-11:30am

Children and Adult entry forms available 20 – 28 May at boobook onOwen.  Entries must be submitted by 4pm 28 May.
Cakes are to be dropped off by 9.30am 5 June to boobook on owen. 

Prizes for 1st place in Children and Adult categories.

71. LITERARY LUNCH WITH MEG KENEALLY

The Gunyah Restaurant at Paperbark Camp 571 Woollamia Rd, Huskisson
Sun 5 June 12noon – 3pm

Book Sunday lunch at The Gunyah Restaurant, Paperbark Camp and hear Meg Keneally talk about her recent writing partnership with her father, Tom Keneally. 

At 80 years of age Tom Keneally is beginning to realise he may well have more story ideas in his head than years left to write, so he’s enlisted the assistance of his daughter Meg to come on board (apparently she’s been secretly squirrelling away at her own unpublished novels). Together they’ve started a new 12-part historical crime fiction series (think Phryne Fisher or Dr Blake mysteries, but set in Australia’s early convict period). It’s already being planned as a TV series with production company December Media. Meg will talk about this series and more.
Check for updates on the SeeChange facebook site. 

$90 per head. Bar Service.
Limited places. Bookings essential.
Tickets available at boobook on owen, Huskisson 44418585
or online at southcoasttickets.com.au

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75. SONGWRITERS OF INSPIRATION AND THEREFORE…

Huskisson Community Hall, 17 Dent St Huskisson
Sat 4 June 8–11pm $15.

Celebrate the Wildaboutwords weekend of the festival with Horse Drawn Cadillac, featuring iconic songsmiths of our generation together with a mix of original songs. An acoustic ‘song cycle’ to set the mood in campfire mode and an electric set. Featuring Horse Drawn Cadillac founders Trev Dunham & Steve Russonello plus Glen Colley, Mic Khoury, Jen Saunders, Ben Fowler and some surprises, of course!
Tickets available at southcoasttickets.com.au or by visiting boobook on owen 1/68 Owen St Huskisson

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