Oxfam, Montsalvat, ELTHAMbookshop Diamond ValleyPresentThe 6th AnnualWorld Matters 2010 Writers - Disturbing the PeaceOct 27 and 30 -31Venue: The Barn, Montsalvat, Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham
The Great Hall, Montsalvat
Wednesday 27th OctoberEntry $10.00Tim Flannery argues that we are now equipped as never before to explore our true relationship with the planet on which our biological, economic and cultural futures depend. Tim’s new book Here on Earth is not just a dazzling account of life on our planet. It will change the way you live. Come prepared for an in depth discussion.
Saturday 30th OctoberSession 1
: Welcome Note by Morag Fraser, Chair, World Matters 201010. 15 – 12. 45pmThe extraordinary story of Dr Craig Jurisevic’s experiences with the International Medical Corps during the Kosovo conflict and later at the front line with the Kosovo Liberation Army. Maria Tumarkin, author of Traumascape, Courage and Otherland, will be in conversation with Craig as he unfolds the anguished choices he had to make in the face of the savagery unleashed in this brutal war.BBQ Lunch $15 .00 (for vegetarians, too) The Meeting Pool, MontsalvatSession 2When we engage with the stories of the people, held under the Pacific Solution, and acknowledge our common humanity can we justify what we have done? Julian Burnside and Arnold Zable in conversation with Susan Metcalfe, author of The Pacific Solution, discuss offshore processing and our attitudes towards asylum seekers.Supported by Montmorency Asylum Seeker Support Group.Session 33.45pm – 5.00pmProsper or PerishGrowing
’s population poses economic, social and environmental challenges. Contributors to Griffith REVIEW 29: Prosper or Perish, Peter Mares, Rachel Buchanan and David Sornig, discuss how visionary planning can help find a balance between growth, diversity and sustainability in a shrinking world. AustraliaSession 4
Picture of Sharon Rundle & authors
Short stories from a unique anthology born out of a Indian sub continent – Australia collaboration will be discussed by Sussanne Gervay, Meenakshi Bharat, Jeremy Fisher and Devika Brendon. The stories are a protest against the phenomenon of modern terror. "They do not offer solutions. Instead, they lead readers along the hidden paths of an unfamiliar psychology to make their own discoveries." Contributors include Tom Keneally, Yasmine Gooneratne, Salman Rushdie and David Malouf
Sunday 31st OctoberSession 5Country Songs
Ros Moriarty (Listening to Country), John Bradley (Singing Saltwater
Country), Margaret Somerville (Singing the Coast) provide eloquent and moving accounts of indigenous lives lived to the rhythms of nature.Chair: Morag FraserSession 6Swimming in the Streets: The Beginnings of Planning for Sea Level RiseTim Bonyhady, Director, Centre for Climate Law and Policy, Climate Change Institute, ANU, in conversation with Morag Fraser, discusses his essay in Adapting to Climate Change and the need for technological innovation as well as behavioural and attitudinal changeSession 7Titi Amaral and Jude Conway present an audio visual narrative of East Timor Women’s brave stories of resistance and survival from the anthology Step by StepSupported by East Timor Women Australia
. Exhibition and sales of East Timortextiles in the Resident Artist’s Gallery.Session 83. 15pm – 4. 45pmOuyang Yu, The English Class, Roger Averill , Keeping Faith, Jane Carswell
through story and memoir, transit lounge us across cultures of Under the Huang Jiao Tree:Two Journeys in China , China and New Zealand . Papua New GuineaChair: tbcSession 9Poetry in Many TonguesDonna Williams, Weirdos Like Me, Sandy Jeffs, Wings of Angels,Yahia al-Samawy, Two Banks With No Bridge, Ouyang Yu, Robyn Rowland, Seasons of Doubt and Burning read their poems that bear testimony to Dylan Thomas’s exhortation “Do not go gently into the night…”Chair: Julia Wakefield6. 30pm –This concert is a musical journey through the human condition: love (in all it's incarnations), joy, sorrow, elation, despair, longing, melancholy, excitement, and even death, find their expression in these songs. Sedately introspective. Book early.
Books and CDs will be available for sale and signing.
A 10% discount for purchase of 5 books or more.
Reading the books beforehand will ensure a lively and informed discussion during q and a.
Prepaid bookings for World Matters are essential at ELTHAMbookshopat
970 Main Road, Eltham email@example.com or 9439 8700
Entry:October 27Here on Earth: A Sustainable Future with Tim Flannery $10.00October 30 - 31
: $45.00 ( Does not include Tim Flannery event) Festival PassEarly Bird Bookings: $35.00 (bookings by October 20th)Students: $25.00Each session: $7.00 (unless otherwise stated)Tea, coffee, juice and a light snack: $2.50 (available at every session)
Duende Concert with Jo Chindamo Trio: $15.00October 31. 6.30pm – 7.30pm
The Meeting Pool at Montsalvat offers the World Matters audience a very special menu to sustain you through the two days.Bookings for breakfast, lunch and dinner must be made with Andrew by October 27th at 94312681 firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com Main Road Eltham9439 8700