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WordCon is the Bachelor of Writing and Publishing's week 12 (semester one) celebration of all things writing and publishing which will be held in Building S (Room 104).

Monday 16th May

10.00am – 11.00am
Ms Melissa Cleeman
Alumni, Senior Editor and Publishing Assistant at Busybird shares her ‘after graduation’ story.

11.00am – 11:15am Break

11:15am – 12:15pm
Dr Gary Smith: ‘Do a Shakespeare’: Write a Sonnet
Dr Gary Smith will guide you through the intricacies of the Sonnet, beloved poetic form of William Shakespeare, no less. Then The Globe comes to Fairfield when you can, in Shakespearian style, recite your efforts.
                
12: 15pm – 1:15pm Lunch

1:15pm – 2:15pm
Dr Adam Casey and Mr Andre Elhay in conversation: Creative Survival – The challenges of the ‘real’ world
Moderator: Mr Brad Webb

2:15pm – 2:30pm Break

2:30pm –
First Year’s, Staff and PWE Guests present readings from works in progress and favourite works

Tuesday 17th May

10.00am – 11.00am
Our inaugural Space to Write Fellowship winners: Ms Nicole Hayes, Mr Mark Brandi and Ms Emma Viskic discuss their writers’ journeys
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Karen Simpson Nikakis

11.00am – 11:15am Break

11:15am – 12:15pm
Journalist Ms Robyn Doreian and nonfiction and fiction writer Ms Edwina present: Writing in the Arts World
Moderator: Assoc. Prof. Karen Simpson Nikakis
            
12: 15pm – 1:15pm Lunch

1:15pm – 2:15pm
Mr Robin Griffith presents: Using the Pen to Sell – Copywriting for the Advertising and Marketing Industries
Moderator: Mr Brad Webb

2:15pm – 2:30pm Break

2:30pm –
Second Year’s, Staff and PWE Guests present readings from works in progress and favourite works

Wednesday 18th May

10.00am – 11.00am
Mr Brad Webb presents: Running a major event – ComiXpo (www.comixpo.com)
And a discussion on 'The Impact of American Pop Culture on the Australian Comic Book Industry'.
 
11.00am – 11:15am Break

11:15am – 12:00pm
Assoc. Prof. Karen Simpson Nikakis presents: Getting that story out: Why you should NaNo in 2016

12: 15pm – 12:30pm
SLAM BBQ
Outside the Yarra Edge Theatre (Building G)

12:30pm – 2:00pm
Bachelor of Song Writing and Music Production and SLAM presents: A performance by and interview with Ms Sarah Mary Chadwick – singer-songwriter
Yarra Edge Theatre (Building G)

2:00pm – 2:15pm Break

2:15pm – 3 :15pm
Mr Alan Nguyen – Lecturer in the Bachelor of Illustration and Filmmaker presents: A discussion on writing for film, animation and comics
  
3:15pm –
Third Year’s, Staff and PWE Guests present readings from works in progress and favourite works



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