Friday, September 30, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Is writing something you can teach? Is studying writing for hacks? Come on, let’s have this out once and for all. Writing programs are unnecessary! No, your Mum is! Hold up, hold up. What’s everyone’s beef with studying writing? But who are all these other people saying it’s the only way to become a writer? YOU’RE OUT OF ORDER! NO, YOU’RE OUT OF ORDER! THIS WHOLE FESTIVAL IS OUT OF ORDER!

Image credit: Alan Weedon

Science Writing vs Science Fiction

Saturday, October 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The apocalypse has come and gone - but what's left of humanity? Scientists pit their predictions for the future against the speculations of sci fi writers.

Page vs Stage

Thursday, September 29, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Poetry publishing is ailing while the popularity of slam and performance poetry is growing. Where will a young poet turn, the page or the stage?

Fact vs Fiction

Saturday, October 1, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A comedy debate about fiction vs non fiction in writing. Does "the truth" really exist or is it just a construct?

Self-Publishing: Punk Rock vs Pathetic

Sunday, October 2, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Is traditional publishing for wusses who are happy to relinquish control of their art, or is it the only way to guarantee quality? We scheduled this debate to find out!