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Previous Events

  • Helen Garner & David Kelly
    Helen Garner & David Kelly
    Feb 05, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    How to say what happened - a conversation about memoir and diary.
  • Robert Gott - The Orchard Murders
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    Robert Gott - The Orchard Murders
    Time is TBD
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Robert Gott will be discussing his fourth novel in his Holiday Murders series, The Orchard Murders, with Jock Serong.
  • Andrew Wear - Recovery
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    Andrew Wear - Recovery
    Time is TBD
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Andrew Wear (author of the highly acclaimed "Solved") discusses his latest book, Recovery - How We Can Create A Better, Brighter Future After A Crisis.
  • Fantasy Creatures Workshop
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    Fantasy Creatures Workshop
    Postponed due to lockdown.
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Presented by fantasy artist, Linda Weil, this workshop will show you how to bring a fantasy creature to life on the paper!
  • Launch: Grimm Visions by Linda Weil
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    Launch: Grimm Visions by Linda Weil
    Postponed due to lockdown.
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    You are invited to the launch of an exquisite art exhibition based on the tales of the Grimm Brothers, by Melbourne artist Linda Weil.
  • Bob Handby - You Will Go, Won't You?
    Bob Handby - You Will Go, Won't You?
    Dec 17, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM GMT+11
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Celebrate the book launch of "You Will Go, Won't You?" by Port Fairy local Bob Handby (AO) chronicling his 30-year journey as an aid worker. Hosted by Nigel Marsden.
  • Beau Miles - Backyard Adventurer
    Beau Miles - Backyard Adventurer
    Nov 27, 2021, 10:00 AM
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Presented by the Port Fairy Adventure Film Festival! (Bookings through their website.)
  • Artist AMA (Ask Me Anything)
    Artist AMA (Ask Me Anything)
    Nov 25, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Come and hear about what was behind this exhibition of artefacts from another time and space.
  • Marg Hickey - Cutters End
    Marg Hickey - Cutters End
    Nov 20, 2021, 5:30 PM
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Author of the acclaimed collection, Rural Dreams, Margaret Hickey returns with Cutters End, a crime novel set in rural Australia.
  • Mark Smith - IF NOT US
    Mark Smith - IF NOT US
    Nov 06, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Mark will be in conversation with Jock Serong, about his latest novel 'If Not Us'.
  • Launch - Magpie's Bend by Maya Linnell
    Launch - Magpie's Bend by Maya Linnell
    Aug 07, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Blarney Books & Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    You're invited to the Port Fairy launch of local author Maya Linnell's third novel, Magpie's Bend, at Blarney Books & Art! This event will be hosted by the fabulous Karen Foster.
  • PFLW 7: Jock Serong & Don Watson
    PFLW 7: Jock Serong & Don Watson
    Jun 27, 2021, 5:30 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    This is a repeat event of the Saturday night event. (Please choose only one of the two.)
  • PFLW EVENT 6: Rewriting History
    PFLW EVENT 6: Rewriting History
    Jun 27, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Authors Michelle Scott Tucker and Nicole Kelly each present a rewriting of histories that we are all too familiar with – Ned Kelly and John Macarthur – and put forward a new view. Join them in a fascinating discussion about history and its gendered gaze.
  • PFLW EVENT 5: Writing History for Younger Readers
    PFLW EVENT 5: Writing History for Younger Readers
    Jun 27, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Join award-winning authors Danielle Binks and Nicki Greenberg for a conversation about writing for a younger audience – and specifically how to present historical information and anecdote in an accessible and engaging way.
  • PFLW EVENT 4: Launch Event (Free)
    PFLW EVENT 4: Launch Event (Free)
    Jun 26, 2021, 7:00 PM
    Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Jock Serong released his FIFTH novel, The Burning Island, in Our Year of Covid (2020). For this event, Jock will discuss his novel with one of Australia's leading thinkers, Don Watson! [This event is supported by the wonderful people behind the Port Fairy Winter Weekends program.]
  • PFLW EVENT 3: Masculinity and Humour
    PFLW EVENT 3: Masculinity and Humour
    Jun 26, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Through their experimental works, both Wayne and Michael address masculinity, especially in an Australian context. Each author employs a degree of comic relief, and it’s this that will be the focus here - how does the use of comedy help with the heavy lifting of problematic issues?
  • PFLW EVENT 2: Criminal Masterclass
    PFLW EVENT 2: Criminal Masterclass
    Jun 26, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Hosted by Danielle Binks, Rob and Lyn will discuss what attracts them to the dark side, and how through tackling a mystery you can also tackle some of life’s bigger questions.
  • PFLW EVENT 1: Otherworldly Words
    PFLW EVENT 1: Otherworldly Words
    Jun 25, 2021, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
    Port Fairy, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia
    Matt Neal will talk with authors Dmetri Kakmi and Dr Kate Hall about writing gothic fiction, and what makes for a spine-chilling read.
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