Events

Thursday 13 July 2017

Mark talks with Felix Sher, father of the last Jewish Australian soldier killed in action, about his new book, Jewish Anzacs.
6:30pm at Readings St Kilda, 112 Acland St, St Kilda, Victoria, 3182
Free. More information and bookings

Podcasts from past events

Thursday 10 March 2016

Talk: Fact and Fiction in the Vietnam War
Listen to Mark talk with Chris Flynn in this podcast from The Wheeler Centre in Melbourne here

Past events

Thursday 18 May 2017

Book launch: Jewish Anzacs: Jews in the Australian Military

6pm at Sydney Jewish Museum, 148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst, NSW.
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Wednesday 12 April 2017

Book launch: The Honest History Book
6pm at Gleebooks, 498 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, NSW.
Macquarie University Associate Professor Michelle Arrow launches The Honest History Book, which features Mark’s essay “‘We too were Anzacs': Were Vietnam veterans ever truly excluded from the Anzac tradition?”. With co-editors David Stephens and Alison Broinowski, and authors Vicken Babkenian, Judith Crispin and Paul Daley.
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Saturday 25 March 2017

Festival Director of the NSW Writers’ Centre Creative Non-Fiction Festival 2017
10am-6pm NSW Writers’ Centre, Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Rozelle
As Festival Director Mark introduces guest of honour award-winning author and historian Clare Wright. Mark also chairs the sessions: “Research: Does it ever end?” and “Publishers & Editors: What do they want?”
Cost: members $50-$60; non-members $90
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Saturday 19 November 2016

Talk: Iceland Noir 2016, Tension – Make Your Reader Sweat?”
2:30pm Nordic House, Reykjavík
With Zoë Sharp, John Gilstrap and Mark Hill. Moderated by Jake Kerridge.
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Tuesday 11 October 2016

Talk: NORPA’s Big Think, “A state of indignation, or how the f… did we get in this mess?
7pm at Lismore City Hall, 1 Bounty St, Lismore NSW. Cost: $30.
With The Chaser’s Mark Humphries and Zachary Jane.
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Saturday 10 September 2016

Talk: Batemans Bay Writers Festival, “Keeping the bastards honest: the 2016 election in review
1:45-2:45pm in the Corrigans Room, Coachhouse Marina Resort, 49 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay, NSW
With George Megalogenis and Malcolm Knox

Talk: Batemans Bay Writers Festival, “Life after war
4:30-5:30pm in the Clyde Room, Coachhouse Marina Resort, 49 Beach Rd, Batemans Bay, NSW
With Leah Kaminsky and facilitated by Suzanne Leal
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Wednesday 3 August — Wednesday 7 September 2016

Six-week evening writing course: NSW Writers’ Centre, “Writing the Real: Creative Non-Fiction ”
6:30-9:30pm at Garry Owen House, Callan Park, Balmain Road, Rozelle, NSW
Cost: members $360 concession/$420; non-members $600
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Sunday 14 August 2016

Talk: Bendigo Writers Festival, “Tools of the trade
12:30-1:30pm at the Engine Room in the Old Fire Station, Bendigo, Vic
With Gabrielle Tozer, Dianne Dempsey and Sam Cooney
Cost: Festival Pass (3-days) $79-$89; Sunday Pass $32-$38
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Saturday 13 August 2016

Talk: Bendigo Writers Festival, Action-packed”
1-2pm at the Engine Room in the Old Fire Station, Bendigo, Vic
With Jerry Grayson and Steve Kendall
Cost: Door Ticket $15; Festival Pass (3-days) $79-$89; Saturday Pass $42-$48
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Friday 12 August 2016

Workshop: Bendigo Writers Festival, “Techniques for Success
1-3:30pm at Strategem Studio at Ulumbarra, Gaol Rd, Bendigo, Vic
Cost: $40
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Thursday 11 August 2016

Talk: Author Encounter @ Geelong, “The Road to R&R
6:30-7:30pm at the High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, Geelong, Vic
Free
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Saturday 18 June 2016 — SOLD OUT!

Workshop: Writers Victoria @ Shepparton, “How to write anything”
9:30am-3:30pm at the 212 High Street
Terminus Hotel, Gallery Room, Shepparton, Vic

Cost: members $70 concession/$80; non-members $120
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Monday 13 June 2016

Workshop: Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, “How to write anything”
10am-4pm at the Uniting Church Hall, rear of St Andrews Church, Hyde Street, Bellingen, NSW
Cost: $50 concession/$70
For more information visit bellingenwritersfestival.com.au

Sunday 12 June 2016

Talk: Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, “The creative process: how hard is it to write?”
With Jim Anderson, Tommy Murphy, Greg Barron and Irina Dunn
3:30-4:30pm at the Memorial Hall, 32 Hyde Street, Bellingen, NSW
Cost: $20
For more information visit bellingenwritersfestival.com.au

Saturday 11 June 2016

Talk: Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, “Why is fiction so difficult to write, or is it?”
With Jane Messer, Debra Oswald, Graham Potts and Greg Barron
2:15-3:15pm at the Memorial Hall, 32 Hyde Street, Bellingen, NSW
Cost: $20
For more information visit bellingenwritersfestival.com.au

Saturday 4 June 2016

Talk: Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival, “Home Grown”
11:50am-12:40pm at the Margaret River Cultural and Events Centre, 51 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River, WA
Cost: $20
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Monday 23 May 2016

Talk: Melbourne Jewish Writers’ Festival, “War and Words: Writing the Trauma of International Conflict”
With Lisa Birman, Clare Wright and Leah Garrett
1:15-2:15pm at the Auditorium, 304 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South, Vic
Cost: $20
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Talk: Melbourne Jewish Writers’ Festival, “Complex Translations: History into Fiction”
With Kate Forsyth, Gail Jones and Alan Gold
3:45-4:45pm at the Auditorium, 304 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South, Vic
Cost: $20
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Friday 20 May 2016

Talk: Sydney Writers’ Festival, “The Reality of War: Reconciling Two Worlds”
With Jamie Zimmermann, John Cantwell and James Brown
3-4pm at Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, NSW
Free
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Sunday 22 May 2016

Talk: Sydney Writers’ Festival, “Eccentrics, Oddballs and Misfits”
With Paddy O’Reilly, Fiona McFarlane and Sunil Badami
4:30-5:30pm at Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, NSW
Cost: $15
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Monday 16 May 2016

Presentation and cocktail reception: NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2016
6pm at The Galleries, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Cost: $60
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Saturday 14 May 2016

Talk: Queenscliffe Literary Festival, “Digging the past: Archaeology and War”
3:30-5pm at the Board Riders Club, Point Lonsdale, Vic
Cost: $20
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 Wednesday 16 March 2016

Talk: Hornsby Central Library Meet the Author
6:30pm at Hornsby Central Library, 28-44 George St, entry via Hunter Lane, Hornsby, NSW
Cost: $5 with light refreshments

Tuesday 15 March 2016

Talk: Meet the Author @ Waverley Library, Mark Dapin with The Nashos’ War: Australia’s national servicemen and Vietnam
6:30-8pm at Waverley Library, 32-48 Denison St, Bondi Junction, NSW
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Friday 11 March 2016

Workshop: How to Write Anything
10am-4pm at Writers Victoria, 176 Little Lonsdale St, The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, Victoria
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Thursday 10 March 2016

Talk: Fact and Fiction in the Vietnam War
6:15-7:15pm at The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne, Victoria
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Saturday 13 February 2016 — SOLD OUT!

Workshop: Writing History – You can’t Google it
10am-4pm at The NSW Writers’ Centre at Garry Owen House, Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Rozelle, NSW
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Wednesday 10 February 2016

Talk: Randwick Library The Author Talks: An Evening with Mark Dapin
6:30-7:30pm at Margaret Martin Library, Level 1, Royal Randwick Shopping Centre, Belmore Rd, Randwick, NSW
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Sunday 7 February 2016

Talk: Mark Dapin R&R
3:30-4:30pm at Muse, East Hotel, 69 Canberra Ave, Kingston, ACT
Cost: $10
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Thursday 4 February 2016

Dinner: Centennial Supper Club with Mark Dapin
6:30-9pm at Centennial Vineyards, 252 Centennial Road, Bowral, NSW
Cost: $45 (inc. one course and a glass of wine)
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 Sunday 6 December 2015

Workshop: Creating Characters with Mark Dapin

10am-4pm at Kick Start Arts — Building 1831, St Johns Ave, Hobart, Tasmania

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Saturday 5 December 2015

Workshop: Writing a Winning Feature Article with Mark Dapin

10am-4pm at Kick Start Arts — Building 1831, St Johns Ave, Hobart, Tasmania

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