SHWF 2019 - Saturday July 20

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2019 Program

Get set for a thrilling season of great literary events! Tickets to all the events can be purchased on the Tickets page or at the Creative & Co Concept Store – 325 Bong Bong St, Bowral (next to Glam).

Festival day - Saturday 20 July

9:30am - 10:30am

Hopewood House, Bowral

Kristina Olsson in Conversation

In her much anticipated third novel Shell, Kristina Olsson captures a defining moment in Australia’s history. The year is 1965 and Danish architect Jørn Utzon’s striking vision for the Sydney Opera House is transforming the skyline under a storm of controversy, the shadow of the Vietnam War and a deadly lottery that threatens to tear the country apart. Kristina is a multi award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction. Boy, Lost: A Family Memoir won the 2014 Kibble Literary Award, the 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the 2013 Queensland Literary Award, the 2014 Western Australia Premier’s Literary Award and was shortlisted for the 2014 Stella Prize, the 2014 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award and the 2013 Australian Human Rights Commission Literature Award. Her other works include the biography, Kilroy Was Here, and novels In One Skin and The China Garden. Kristina lives in Brisbane.

10:45am - 11:45am

Hopewood House, Bowral

Coffee & Cake with Nadine Ingram

Nadine Ingram has worked in high-profile establishments around the world, including London’s Le Gavroche and The Ivy, as well as Sydney’s MG Garage and Bourke St Bakery. In 2011 she finally realised her vision of a bakery that would serve classic inspired pastries with Flour and Stone, her first bricks and mortar store. Over a coffee and a selection of Nadine’s tasty treats, we will hear about her fascinating culinary career. In Nadine’s new cookbook, Flour and Stone – Baked For Love, Life and Happiness, not only does she provide recipes she has collected and developed over her three decades as a baker, she discusses her belief in the power of cake to connect to people and heal (both the baker and the eater).

Ticket price includes coffee and cake!

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Hopewood House, Bowral

J.R. Lonie in Conversation

J.R. Lonie is a book author, playwright, screenwriter and script editor. With The Woman from Saint Germain, John has slightly altered his authorial name because this novel represents a return to prose after a more than twenty year break during which time he co-wrote the film Kokoda, was a writer on the hit Foxtel television series A Place to Call Home and was for a time the Head of Screenwriting at the Australian Film Television and Radio School. John is presently working on his next novel. He lives in Brisbane.

1:15pm - 2:30pm

Hopewood House, Bowral

Literary Lunch with Christine Manfield

This year we are delighted to be offering a Literary Lunch at the historic, Bowral estate, Hopewood House. Christine Manfield, one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, will be our guest chef, and the lunch will consist of delicious food from her latest cookbook, Tasting India. During lunch, Christine will enthral us with her extensive travel tales through India, explaining the complex and vibrant tapestry of Indian cuisine. Join us for a very special event.

Christine’s professional life as a restaurateur culminated in three award winning restaurants: Paramount in Sydney 1993 to 2000, East @ West in London 2003 to 2005 and Universal in Sydney 2007 to 2013. As an inveterate traveler, Christine hosts bespoke culinary adventures to exotic destinations including India, Italy, South America, Bhutan, France and South East Asia.

Due to popular demand, the lunch has now sold out.

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Hopewood House, Bowral

Mikey Robins in Conversation

Mikey Robins is one of Australia’s most well-known comedians and broadcasters. He spent seven years as the host of Triple J’s National Breakfast Show before appearing as team leader on the smash hit TV series Good News Week. His new book, Seven Deadly Sins and One Very Naughly Fruit, is an irreverent romp through the history of food as Mikey uncovers the most bizarre food-related stories of all time! Mikey has written for The Daily Telegraph, GQ, and Men’s Style, and co-authored Three Beers and a Chinese Meal (with Helen Razer) and Big Man’s World (with Tony Squires and The Sandman).

3:45pm - 4:45pm

Hopewood House, Bowral

Todd Alexander in Conversation

A few years back, Todd and his partner Jeff, had had enough of the city. Sick of the daily grind and workday corporate shenanigans, they threw caution to the wind and bought 100 acres in the renowned Hunter Valley wine region. How hard can it be? Over a glass of one of Todd’s wines, we will hear about guys’ escapades and his new book Thirty Thousand Bottles of Wine and a Pig Called Helga. Todd has been published in magazines and periodicals and his first novel, Pictures of Us, was published in 2006, and Tom Houghton was published in 2015. How to Buy and Sell on eBay has sold in excess of 30,000 copies. In 2010, his advanced guide to eBay, How to Make Money on eBay was published, followed by Why Pay Retail (2011), Get Your Business Online. . . Now! and Every Day Internet at Any Age (both in 2012), The New eBay (2013) and Check 100: Tips for a Successful eBay Business (2014).

Ticket price includes a glass of wine.