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I Am Not Making This Up

Date & Time

26 November 2022 11:00 am - 27 November 2022 6:30 pm


Coledale Community Hall

745 Lawrence Hargrave Dr
Coledale, NSW 2515 Australia

I Am Not Making This Up celebrates the power of fact in storytelling, bringing together some of the brightest talents and most distinctive voices writing non-fiction today.

The festival opens on Saturday, 26 November at Coledale Community Hall with a keynote speech from the multi award-winning author of The Winter Road, Kate Holden. Bestselling memoirist Patti Miller appears in conversation with Caroline Baum to discuss difficult relationships in True Friends. After cider and storytelling direct from the farm with Jo Fahey from Darkes Glenbernie Orchard, join for dinner at Earthwalker with foraging expert Diego Bonetto discussing why we should Eat Weeds with Jennifer Macey.

On Sunday, Dr Jodi Edwards gives an introduction to the local Dharawal language, Phillipa McGuinness goes beneath the surface to examine our largest organ in Skin Deep, and Anne Howell speaks about her experience with severe amnesia as captured in her memoir All That I Forgot. Former detective Gary Jubelin investigates criminal Badness, and Professor Rob Brander, aka ‘Dr Rip’, appears in conversation with Walkley-award winning journalist, author and surfer Malcolm Knox.

Stella Prize-winning Tasmanian novelist Heather Rose unveils her memoir Nothing Bad Ever Happens Here, and we end the day with the sounds of Lovers Dreamers Fighters as singer Lo Carmen talks about memory and her sources of inspiration with acclaimed biographer and journalist Mark Mordue.


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