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WordCon is the Bachelor of Writing and Publishing's week 12 (semester two) celebration of all things writing and publishing which will be held in Building B (Space Gallery).

Monday 10th October

10.00am – 11.00am
Robyn Doreian in conversation with graphic novelist, Simon McKeown
Ms Robyn Doreian and graphic novelist, Mr Simon McKeown, will be discussing Simon’s self-produced comic, ‘The True History of the Whipstick Sound’.

11.00am – 11:30am
Break

11:30am – 12:30pm
Dr Luke Horton – Experimental Fiction/Non-Fiction Workshop
Dr Luke Horton will help you, the writer, explore the world of experimental fiction/non-fiction via the hybridised genres of auto-fiction, autocriticism, personal/lyric essay and more.
                
12: 30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch
Catered by Melbourne Polytechnic

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Dr Adam Casey in conversation with novelist, Dr Andrew Macrae 
Dr Adam Casey and Dr Andrew Macrae will discuss ‘Trucksong’, Andrew’s post-apocalyptic Sci-Fi novel which was shortlisted for the Aurealis Award in 2014. 

2:30pm – 3:30pm
First Year Students readings

Tuesday 11th October

10.00am – 11.00am
Robin Griffith – ‘Show me the Money! A Guide to Rates and Payment Terms’ (Lecture)
Having been through all the hassle of providing quotes, dealing with indecisive clients, payment terms and considering hiring hitmen in order to recover money owed, Robin can provide you with some advice as to what to charge and how to charge it.

11.00am – 11:30am
Break

11:30am – 12:30pm
Edwina Preston in conversation with biographer, Gerard Elson
Edwina and biographer, Gerard Elson, will discuss Gerard’s latest biography on the late (and legendary) Rowland S. Howard, and writing acclaimed essays on the likes of Nick Cave and others.

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Lunch
Catered by Melbourne Polytechnic

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Dr Adam Casey – ‘How to be a Narrative Deviant’ (Fiction Workshop)
Contemporary narratives, in both literature and the screen, are becoming more estranged from rational explanations of experience, and thus, are deviating from ordinary conceptions of ‘story’. In this fiction writing workshop, Adam will teach you how to break the rules and get away with it.

2:30pm – 3:30pm
Second Year Student readings

Wednesday 12th October

10.00am – 11.00am
Brad Webb presents IronOutlawDotCom (www.ironoutlaw.com)
Brad Webb will discuss the development of IronOutlaw.com over the past 21 years and how its chief subject, Ned Kelly, helped reshape the way Australians communicate. He will also examine options for making an income from a niche.
 
11.00am – 11:30am
Break

11:30am – 12:30pm
André Elhay – Self Distribution Case Study (Lecture)
André Elhay will present a self-distribution case study that saw an independent film producer net US$1.5 million and discuss how it can be applied to your next publishing artefact. 

12: 30pm – 1:30pm
SLAM BBQ
Outside the Yarra Edge Theatre (Building G)

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Caroline Kennedy in conversation with Irish author and songwriter, Andy White (Yarra Edge Theatre, Building G)
Caroline and Andy will discuss Andy’s work in terms of process, politics and product. Andy will also perform some songs from his extensive 30+ year catalogue.

2:30pm – 3:30pm 
Third Year Students readings



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