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Science Party

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Friday, September 30, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Who loves to party? Scientists do.

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Australian Poetry Slam Newcastle Region Final

Friday, September 30, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Newcastle's slam poets battle it out for their chance at the final, with 2015 Champion Phil Wilcox as host.

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Life Writing Exhibition

Sunday, October 2, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come enjoy some wine, cheese and literary art, and hob-nob with some of writing's newest stars.

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Life Writing Class

Friday, September 30, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Our life writing models will perform and you'll scribe - what's the worst that could happen?

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Blind Dating

Sunday, October 2, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Melbourne comedian Dave Warneke hosts a blind dating show with guests from across the Festival.

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The John Burgess Game Show Tribute Show

Sunday, October 2, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Come on down. Is that a donkey in the oven? No, it's Varcoe's catch phrase. Want to be a millionaire?

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Student Media Panel

Friday, September 30, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A meeting of the nation's student media to discuss everything from digital journalism to how Australian students shape the media scene.

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Show & Tell

Saturday, October 1, 2016
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

These writers will share their stories and tell us the secrets of how they got to be where they are today.

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Taste Buds

Sunday, October 2, 2016
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Two food writers talk food writing, while food making, for food lovers.

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Birthday Party

Saturday, October 1, 2016
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Ever wanted to throw a birthday party for someone you don't know? Now's your chance!

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Zine Fair

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Sunday, October 2, 2016
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Zines! Get your zines! The Zine Fair returns for another year of revelling in self publishing glory.

Friday_Stand Up Sit Down_Vinyl_Chloe Escott_credit Adam Chandler

Stand Up/Sit Down

Friday, September 30, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Be tickled pink as some of our finest young satirists, comedians and funny internet people perform their work standing up, then sit down to talk about where Australian comedy is now

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