Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Polyglots at Pako - next Sunday

Polyglots is on again - this time next Sunday 25 February, the theme – The Art of Story-Telling
The Geelong Writers an afternoon of prose reading. Ted Reilly is once again our M.C.for the afternoon. Dr Martin Hooper will be reading from his collection of short stories, "Tales & Titters" with excerpts being taken from ‘Bangkok, Bargains & Bargaining’, ‘Humongasauris Rex’ and ‘Pool with your best girl’. Martin is an environmental chemist who worked as an academic at Monash University. He has published over 200 scientific papers, many based on studies of air quality in Asia. Aspects of his fictional writings are influence by his travel and time in Asia. Our third presenter, Carmel Reid has always had a strong link to the Pako Festa through her Italian heritage. She will read a piece titled From 'Gezu to Jack' which is an excerpt from a memoir she has written.

This year, Polyglots welcomes special guest Andrew McKenna, an acclaimed performer and storyteller. Andrew will present The Wasp Treatment, a collection of stories by Italian writer Italo Calvino, set in an industrial city in northern Italy in the early 1950’s. Andrew was a founding member of the innovative theatre company “Whistling in the Theatre”. He is an award-winning journalist, a recipient of the 2005 Australia Council Literature Board Grant for fiction, and winner of the Pat Glover Memorial Storytelling Award, Port Fairy Folk Festival, 2006.

Where? Geelong West Town Hall, Sunday 25 February, 2pm – 4pm.


Blogger Alison said...

This looks interesting - I'm glad you had a good trip up north. The Saphire Coast is beautiful

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Blogger Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Pako is a super festival and we have been involved for over twenty years now - our Fiji cultural group used to have a food stall, sometimes a craft display as well as dance and singing program.One year a little bit of Fijian language teaching. We used to have kava but health regulations make it near impossible these days - they say we need hot water to wash the bilo each time etc.!
Through Geelong Writers I helped organize the Polyglots readings each year but now I've retired from that and let others do the job!

2:28 PM  

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