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UQP authors at Big Weekend of Books Festival
28 Aug – 29 Aug

UQP authors at Big Weekend of Books Festival

ABC Radio National's second annual Big Weekend of Books festival is taking place on the air waves and online over August 28-29.

Big Weekend of Books features top local and international writers in discussion including UQP authors Tony Birch, Evelyn Araluen, Samuel Wagan Watson, as well as Holly Ringland, Colm Toibin, Alice Pung, Douglas Stuart, Lisa Taddeo, Andrew O’Hagan, Marina Warner, Craig Silvey, David Mitchell, Imran Mahmood, Brendan Cowell and more.

There will be more hands-on sessions too — including a writing masterclass with one of Australia’s finest authors.

Writing Masterclass with Tony Birch

Tony Birch, author of Miles Franklin shortlisted novel The White Girl, and author of five collections of short stories including his latest volume, Dark As Last Night, will be hosting a special Zoom Writing Masterclass on the art of short story writing for ABC RN’s Big Weekend of Books.

Where: Zoom video meeting (Internet)

When: Saturday 28 August 2021 from 1.30pm - 3pm AEST.

What: Eight special competition winners will ask Tony Birch for exclusive writing advice.

How: To enter the competition, fill in the form here and tell us in 50 words or less: what do you want to ask Tony Birch about the art of the short story? The competition closes on Sunday 22 August at midnight.

Big Weekend of Books Poetry Panel

Tune in on Sunday 29 August from 4pm - 4.45pm AEST and join poets Samuel Wagan Watson (Smoke Encrypted Whispers, Love Poems and Death Threats), Evelyn Araluen (Dropbear) and Steven Oliver in conversation with Daniel Browning (host, The Art Show).