Stella @ MWF 2014
The Stella Prize is thrilled to be holding three events at this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival. On Wednesday 27 August, we’ll present an exciting preview of our soon-to-be-launched Stella Prize Schools Program; on Saturday 20 August, Clare Wright will deliver the 2014 Stella Lecture; and we’ll end the festival with the geeky good fun of the Stella Prize Spelling Bee, as part of the LitHop mega-event on Sunday 31 August.
You’ll find full event details below, and don’t forget to check out the rest of the fabulous MWF 2014 program here – other highlights include the festival’s opening address by Stella Prize Ambassador Helen Garner.
Stella Prize Schools Program: Girls’ Books / Boys’ Books
Do you choose a book based on whether it’s a girls’ book or a boys’ book? Is there even such a thing? What problems could this cause? Kirsty Murray and Myke Bartlett share their reading and writing secrets and discuss the ideal reader with Bec Kavanagh.
For Years 7-8
When: 11.15 am, Wednesday 27 August 2014
Where: The Cube, ACMI
The Stella Lecture: Clare Wright on Forgetting
This year’s Stella Prize winner, Clare Wright, reflects on the nature of historical memory: how we remember, what we choose to forget and who pays the civic and psychic costs of our national forgetfulness.
In conversation with Aviva Tuffield
When: 7.30–8.30 pm, Saturday 30 August 2014
Where: Deakin Edge, Federation Square
The Stella Prize Spelling Bee @ LitHop
Explore Melbourne by foot and the 96 tram and celebrate Melbourne’s independent, emerging and fringe writers on this curated literary hop through the city. Choose your own adventure along the route, through 14 separate events, with pop-up events including book readings, debates, music, trivia, races and literary karaoke!
3.00–4.00pm , Sunday 31 August : LitHop Stop Two –
The Stella Prize Spelling Bee
Could you spell ‘manoeuvred’ under pressure? How about ‘laodicean’ or ‘Kosciuszko’? Unleash your competitive streak and test your vocabulary against a group of smart literary women – Alice Garner, Louise Swinn and Estelle Tang – and celebrate the second year of the Stella Prize with a spelling bee hosted by Monica Dux at Queen Victoria Women’s Centre. For all the details, and to make a booking, visit www.lithop.com.au