Join Amanda Curtin as she talks about her latest book on a revered WA artist, Kathleen O’Connor of Paris; Dr Michael Levitt on health and happiness with The Happy Bowel; Steve Hawke on his powerful novel Out of Time; Jon Doust on the timely reissue of his compelling memoir Boy on a Wire; poet Annamaria Weldon on her sparkling new collection Stone Mother Tongue; and Bindy Pritchard on her debut short story collection Fabulous Lives.
Our two performances this year feature The West Australian’s Travel Editor Stephen Scourfield and percussionist Steve Richter presenting a new work for spoken word and music, Elsewhere; and operatic baritone Robert Hoffman with pianist Tommaso Pollio performing a German art song in the original language and in translation.
Please state which four sessions you have chosen in the notes section at check out.
9.15 – 10.00am
Registration and morning tea: St Gertrude’s Entrance Hall
10.00am – 10.45am
Session A: Spanish Chapel; Annamaria Weldon – Stone Mother Tongue poems
Session B: St Ildephonsus’ Chapel – Jon Doust Boy on a Wire
11.00am – 11.45pm
Session C: St Josephs’ Hall - Dr Michael Levitt - The Happy Bowel
Session D: St Gertrude’s Hall - Robert Hoffmann and Tommaso Pollio - German Art Song
11.45pm – 1.00pm
Lunch Break: at the Hotel or a picnic lunch
1.00pm – 1.45pm
Session E: St Josephs’ Hall; Amanda Curtin – Kathleen O’Connor of Paris.
Session F: St Gertrude’s Chapel; Steve Hawke – Out of Time
2.00pm - 2.45pm
Session G: St Ildephonsus’ Chapel; Bindy Pritchard – Fabulous Lives
Session H: St Gertrude’s Hall; Stephen Scourfield/Steve Richter – Elsewhere
Wine tasting and light afternoon tea: St Gertrude’s College
Afterwards the Abbey Press and Museum and Art Gallery will be open for visitors.