Anna Rose is co-founder and Chair of the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Her new book Madlands: A Journey to Change the Mind of a Climate Sceptic tells the tale of her extraordinary journey with Liberal Party powerbroker Nick Minchin, which was also documented by ABC TV in the special I Can Change Your Mind About Climate. In our first Lunchbox/Soapbox for Programme Two, Anna discusses the rise of climate denialism both in Australia and globally, why the Australian media doesn’t discuss climate change rationally, what motivates the denialist elite – and how to change people’s minds!
The Wheeler Centre more info http://wheelercentre.com/calendar/event/how-to-change-the-mind-of-a-climate-sceptic-a-journey-into-the-climate-fight/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Stars+and+changing+stripes+Doyle+Sjn+and+climate&utm_content=Stars+and+changing+stripes+Doyle+Sjn+and+climate+CID_f5db84552cb6edd8e65ce7d677988022&utm_source=Campaign+Monitor&utm_term=How+to+Change+the+Mind+of+a+Climate+Sceptic+A+Journey+into+the+Climate+Fight
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Telephone enquiries: (03) 9094 7800
Australian writers are invited to give voice to the most vulnerable amongst us in a new writing prize established by Voiceless, the animal protection institute.
The Voiceless Writing Prize sponsored by Australian Ethical Investment is one of the most lucrative short story and non-fiction competitions in Australia, awarding a total prize pool of over $20,000.
The Prize is designed to advance public understanding of animal sentience, human – animal relationships and the ethical treatment of animals.
More Information http://www.voiceless.org.au/Grants/Misc/The_Voiceless_Writing_Prize_sponsored_by_Australian_Ethical_Investment.html
February 11, 2012 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
While acknowledging the importance of observational documentary, this course is devoted to furthering the skills and craft of the narration based documentary. It will help you develop solid dynamic film structures and show you how to write winning proposals as well as excellent and entertaining integrated narration scripts.
The course will examine the structures and possibilities of working in and writing different forms of documentary, such as drama docs, bio-pics, and experimental docs. It will also look at the challenges of various kinds of documentaries from popular human interest stories, through to history and journalistic investigation documentaries.
The Wheeler Center
More Information http://www.open.aftrs.edu.au/course/X556
February 11, 2012 11:00 am to 2:00 pm 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Prominent Indigenous writers and visual artists come together for a weekend of free public talks and performances as part of the inaugural Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival.
Melbourne’s own Yorta Yorta woman, Kylie Belling, hosts some of Australia’s most talented story tellers at this session.
This talk celebrates Indigenous writing and the legacy and tradition of David Unaipon, Kevin Gilbert and Oodgeroo Noonuccal.
Guest Writers: Larissa Behrendt (Eualeyai and Kamillaroi/NSW), Richard Frankland (Gunditjmara/VIC), Tony Briggs (Yorta Yorta/VIC), Tjimba Possum Burns (Yorta Yorta and Ynugu, Lavitja, Majuta/VIC and NT) and Patrick Mau (aka Maupower)(Kala Kawaya/Torres Strait).
Further information aboutMelbourne Indigenous Arts Festival at www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/iaf
Location BMW Edge
Cnr Swanston and Flinders Streets Melbourne 3000
Artists Sonja Hornung and Richard Pettifer are bringing the beach to Brunswick to prepare the City of Moreland for the rising sea levels. Expect the world’s longest ever game of Climate Change “Risk”, a mini-Ute Muster, a new model of democracy through improvised music, and more. Everyone is invited to stand with us on our sunny shore and contribute to the conversation.
Open during daylight hours
Sun Nov27th – Sun Dec 4th
Outside the Mechanics’ Institute
Cnr Glenlyon & Sydney Rds, Brunswick, Melbourne
Further details: brunswickbeach.wordpress.com