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2022 Orange Readers and Writers Festival

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Snuggling up beside the fire with a good book is one of winter’s pleasures. Be inspired by our incredible guest authors at this year’s festival.

Enjoy a lively program of non-fiction and fiction authors with Robert Tickner, Helen Ennis, Petronella McGovern, Michael Brissenden and Todd Alexander at this intimate Readers and Writers Festival to be held at the Hotel Canobolas on Saturday 6th August coinciding with the Winter Fire Festival.

Tickets $95 which includes morning tea and lunch.

History Writing Workshop with Rebecca Wilson

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Inspired by real life? Take the next step to shaping the stories around you into the written word.

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In this workshop you will gain practical tips for developing a literary project based on historic sources and stories.

Writer and artist Rebecca Wilson shares insight into her process for crafting the biography of Kate Kelly, drawing from local stories and historic records and building on one of Australia’s most resonant historic narratives.

Artist and author Rebecca Wilson grew up in Forbes New South Wales, and is based in Hill End. She has taught art and toured her work throughout Australia and internationally. Her book, Kate Kelly: the True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister, is published by Allen and Unwin.

History Writing Workshop with Rebecca Wilson

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Inspired by real life? Take the next step to shaping the stories around you into the written word.

About this event

In this workshop you will gain practical tips for developing a literary project based on historic sources and stories.

Writer and artist Rebecca Wilson shares insight into her process for crafting the biography of Kate Kelly, drawing from local stories and historic records and building on one of Australia’s most resonant historic narratives.

Artist and author Rebecca Wilson grew up in Forbes New South Wales, and is based in Hill End. She has taught art and toured her work throughout Australia and internationally. Her book, Kate Kelly: the True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister, is published by Allen and Unwin.

Family Tour of How Cities Work

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Join us for an introduction to our family-friendly exhibition How Cities Work.

Peek inside buildings, duck underground, see and hear the city come to life with playful animations, bustling sounds and something new to uncover on every street corner. From cranes to trains, underground to green spaces, discover the mystery, mayhem and magic of cities with us.

Once the tour finishes, drop in to our Activity Space and spend some time getting creative with some hands-on crafting inspired by our urban spaces.

Tour runs approximately 10am-10.30am, with drop-in craft in the Activity Space from 10.30am-11.30am.

Suitable for kids and adults of all ages.

This is a FREE event, and bookings are essential.

Sessions:

Wednesday 6 July 10am-11.30am

Tuesday 12 July 10am-11.30am

 

About How Cities Work

Explore the city inside out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres.

How Cities Work is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Exhibition Partner LONELY PLANET KIDS

In collaboration with JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK

Bookings: https://hcw-family-tour.eventbrite.com.au

Family Tour of How Cities Work

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Join us for an introduction to our family-friendly exhibition How Cities Work.

Peek inside buildings, duck underground, see and hear the city come to life with playful animations, bustling sounds and something new to uncover on every street corner. From cranes to trains, underground to green spaces, discover the mystery, mayhem and magic of cities with us.

Once the tour finishes, drop in to our Activity Space and spend some time getting creative with some hands-on crafting inspired by our urban spaces.

Tour runs approximately 10am-10.30am, with drop-in craft in the Activity Space from 10.30am-11.30am.

Suitable for kids and adults of all ages.

This is a FREE event, and bookings are essential.

Sessions:

Wednesday 6 July 10am-11.30am

Tuesday 12 July 10am-11.30am

 

About How Cities Work

Explore the city inside out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres.

How Cities Work is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Exhibition Partner LONELY PLANET KIDS

In collaboration with JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK

Bookings: https://hcw-family-tour.eventbrite.com.au