REALITY BITES PROGRAM LAUNCH
On March 12, organisers will announce details of authors on the menu for this year's Reality Bites festival.
The Sunshine Hinterland Writers Centre will unveil the Reality Bites 2012 program at 9:45 am at the Cooroy Library during its FUSION event.
Director Melanie Myers said, “There's something for everyone, from travel stories to stay at home dads”. Ben Robertson will be in conversation with John Brimingham about cooking the bacon instead of bringing it home, and as a special treat, there will be a Classic afternoon tea with Jane Gleeson-White, (jam, scones, cream and all!) talking about the classics and why we love them so much.
“Our fantastic young keynote speaker for the opening event is Benjamin Law who grew up on the Sunshine Coast and has since gone on to become a nationally acclaimed writer. His first book, a memoir about his unusual family, particularly his extraordinary mother, is screamingly funny', said Mel. He will also do a talk for high school students at Noosa High as part of our festival youth program.
The program covers a range of interests and issues, from population to politics and parenting; great stories, big ideas and trying to solve the difficult problems. A panel entitled Counting the Beans will look at the future of finite resources from an economic, scientific and youth perspective. In another, the personal meets the political in a discussion of good old fashioned censorship and the religious fervour behind it.
Be at the library on the day to be in the draw for festival tickets.
Program Launch FUSION March 12, 2012 Cooroy Library
Reality Bites runs 26-29 July 2012. Hurry to purchase Early bird high discount weekend passes only available until May 12, when tickets go to full price. Book online. www.realityliteraryfestival.org or in person at Cooroy Travel, 2 Emerald St, Cooroy ph 5447 7088.
Reality Bites is funded by both Arts Queensland and Sunshine Coast Council.