Program for 2017

  • Justine Sless — 2017
  • Tony Birch — 2017
  • Jenny Valentish — 2017
  • Manisha Anjali — 2017
  • Simon Carroll — 2017
  • Annabelle Tellis — 2017 & 2015
  • Kirsten Krauth — 2017 & 2015
  • Lidia Thorpe — 2017

 

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Friday October 6th,  NSST launch party!

Funny Girls 7pm

The Railway Hotel

Justine Sless

Justine Sless

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doors open 7pm: Three very funny women will make us laugh and launch the festival this year: Annabel Tellis (who gave us all the eye-watering and hilarious “Come Shane” last time around), seasoned comic veteran the very Jewish, Justine Sless, and sometimes Newstead local Penny Tangey! This will be a riot and very well attended at the warm and cosy Railway Hotel in Newstead (CNR Tivey st and Creswick rd).  Get in early! Tickets here from Eventbrite  or on the night at the door. $10

 

Saturday October 7th

Butterland Bookstore for a Day

10am-4pm

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10-4pm: Butterland, Tivey st, Newstead, 10am-4pm, browse, buy, read, peruse, touch, feel, smell a whole foyer full of books and Zines as Newstead opens its first real bookstore stocked with new and used material texts. Free to all outside event times.

 

Saturday October 7th

Political Animals 11am

Butterland

Tony Birch

Tony Birch

 

 

 

 

 

Features Tony Birch delivering the second Gary Foley Lecture, Neil Boyack is in conversation with Aboriginal constitutional expert and activist Lidia Thorpe, on an exploration of Aboriginal separatism. There’ll also be a poetry performance from Melbourne poet Pi-O, and a performance from comic and storyteller Justine Sless - “Surviving the Holocaust”.  Tickets here from Eventbrite or on the door — $10

 

Saturday October 7th

Lunch at The Railway Hotel 1pm

Much on a quick and easy pizza lunch at The Railway Hotel and sample some of the local made 40 Acres beers, and Welshman’s Reef Vineyard wines alongside  others whilst you take in the majestic surrounding of Newstead-west. Local rambling poet and journeyman Phil Mac will entertain you with his own brand brazen poetry blues. A donation of your choice will suffice.

 

Saturday October 7th

The Women are Talking 2.30pm

Butterland

Jenny Valentish

Jenny Valentish

 

 

 

 

 

 

An all female line up that promises to engage, enliven and entertain featuring Fijian born poet Manisha Anjali reading works from her debut poetry collection “Sugar Kane Woman”. Local author and commentator Jenny Valentish is in conversation with Neil Boyack on how adolescence sets a pattern for adult life, and Castlemaine girl Kirsten Krauth reads fresh material from her new book with accompaniment. Then we unpack the “Get Outta’ Town” Bloggers Rachel Valentyne, and Yasmin O’Sullivan and talk in depth about how they have built a booming blog, written books and run a radio show amid moving to the country and raising families. Tickets here from Eventbrite or on the door — $10.

 

Saturday October 7th

Fire Stories 7pm

Newstead Racecourse

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Alan K Jordan photographic archive

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newstead Racecourse, (enter McNabb rd) 7pm. Cuddle up, listen to the crackle of the fire, and absorb master storytellers, poets and performers with their instruments and vocals whilst they engage you in a traditional storytelling session around the fire. Featuring Manisha Anjali,  Steve Proposch– the horror master, Pi-O, live improvisation from Cris Sirc and Neil Boyack to a photo montage of the Alan K Jordoan photograic archive, Simon Carroll plays the story of Adam Lindsay Gordon with his banjo, also featuring one of Central Victoria’s finest readers and writers O. Spaniel Murray. (****Please Note: bad weather back up for Fire Stories is Butterland — Tivey st, Newstead). Tickets here from Eventbrite or on the door — $10

 

Sunday October 8

Loose Cannons Lunch 1pm

The Railway Hotel

 Neil Boyack - founder and organiser

Neil Boyack — founder and organiser

 

 

Storytellers, talkers, orators, researchers, reciters, rambling ravers within reason…here’s your opportunity for an open microphone - five minutes of fame, with the chance to win a prize.! Hosted by Neil Boyack, who will close the NSST weekend with this fun event. Come down and get a story! All welcome. A donation of your choice will suffice. Tickets here from Eventbrite or donate on the door.

 

 

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