Friday, 17 September 2010

World Matters 2010 Writers - Disturbing the Peace @ Montsalvat Oct 27 and 30-31 Oct

Diamond Valley Oxfam, MontsalvatELTHAMbookshop
The 6th Annual
World Matters 2010 Writers - Disturbing the Peace
Oct 27  and 30 -31
Venue: The Barn, MontsalvatHillcrest Avenue , Eltham   
 The Great Hall, Montsalvat
Wednesday 27th October
7.00pm-8.30pm     Entry $10.00
Tim 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 October
 Session 1
11.00am : Welcome Note by Morag Fraser, Chair, World Matters 2010
10. 15 –  12. 45pm
The 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 ArmyMaria Tumarkin, author of TraumascapeCourage 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.
12.45pm – 1.45pm   
BBQ Lunch    $15 .00 (for vegetarians, too) The Meeting Pool, Montsalvat
Session 2
 1.45pm – 3.30pm
When 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 Solutiondiscuss offshore processing and our attitudes towards asylum seekers.
Supported by Montmorency Asylum Seeker Support Group.
Session 3
 3.45pm – 5.00pm
Prosper or Perish
Growing Australia ’s population poses economic, social and environmental challenges. Contributors to Griffith REVIEW 29: Prosper or Perish, Peter MaresRachel Buchanan and David Sornig discuss how visionary planning can help find a balance between growth, diversity and sustainability in a shrinking world.
Session 4
5.15pm – 6.45pm
           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 GervayMeenakshi BharatJeremy 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 GooneratneSalman Rushdie and David Malouf
Sunday 31st October
Session 5
10.00am – 11.30am
Country 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 Fraser
Session 6
11.45am – 1.00pm
Swimming in the Streets: The Beginnings of Planning for Sea Level Rise
Tim BonyhadyDirector, 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 change
1.00pm – 1.45pm
 Picnic Lunch    $10.00  The Meeting Pool, Montsalvat
Session 7
1.45pm – 3.00pm
Titi 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 Step
Chair: Stephen Lavender, Diamond Valley Oxfam
Supported by East Timor Women Australia . Exhibition and sales of East Timor textiles in the Resident Artist’s Gallery.
Session 8
3. 15pm – 4. 45pm
Ouyang Yu, The English Class, Roger Averill , Keeping Faith, Jane Carswell
Under the Huang Jiao Tree:Two Journeys in China 
through story and memoir, transit lounge us across cultures of China New Zealand and Papua New Guinea .
Chair: tbc
Session 9
5.00pm- 6.00pm
Poetry in Many Tongues
Donna Williams, Weirdos Like MeSandy JeffsWings of Angels,Yahia al-SamawyTwo Banks With No Bridge, Ouyang Yu, Robyn RowlandSeasons of Doubt and Burning read their poems that bear testimony to Dylan Thomas’s exhortation “Do not go gently into the night…”
Chair: Julia Wakefield
6. 30pm – 7.30pm
Duende – Jazz Finale by Joe Chindamo     $15.00 tickets
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  ELTHAMbookshop
at 970 Main Road , Eltham or 9439 8700 
October 27
Here on Earth: A Sustainable Future with Tim Flannery  $10.00
October 30 - 31
  Festival Pass : $45.00 ( Does not include Tim Flannery event)
Early Bird Bookings: $35.00 (bookings by October 20th)
Students: $25.00
Each 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:  $15.00
October 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
970 Main Road Eltham
9439 8700

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