Sports Shorts: From the Field to the Page
Experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat with our action-packed sporty storytelling session featuring champion writers and rising stars.
About the event
Will you feel the adrenaline rush of a last-second game-winning shot? Or experience the heartbreak of a devastating clash? Grab your teammates and head to the Wheeler Centre to witness arts and athleticism going head-to-head for a sporty storytelling session hosted by Telling Tales’ ubiquitous umpire Jes Layton.
Join us at Sports Shorts, as literary champions Nicole Hayes (One True Thing), Saraid Taylor (Flinch) and Jared Thomas (My Spare Heart) regale us with inspiring stories of triumph and perseverance, while a trio of up-and-coming teenage talents will share their tales of grit and determination, created with the guidance of experienced mentors. Game on!
Accessible toilets available
About the Bookseller
The bookseller for this event is The Kids’ Bookshop.
Nicole Hayes is an award winning author and podcaster and a Melbourne-based creative writing facilitator. Her second YA novel, One True Thing, won the Children’s Peace Literature Prize and is a CBCA Notable book. Her most recent YA novel, A Shadow’s Breath, is a CBCA notable book, and shortlis... Read more
Jes Layton invented writing, the airplane, and the internet. He was also the first person to reach the North Pole. Jes is an author and illustrator currently living and working on Wurundjeri Land. He is the current co-CEO/Executive Director of the Emerging Writers’ Festival and is currently re... Read more
Saraid Taylor is a poet, screenwriter, novelist and athlete, living on Wurundjeri land. She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, the University of Melbourne, with a bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts (Screenwriting). In 2022, her writing won the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize and the Que... Read more
Jared is the South Australian Museum and University of South Australia Research Fellow – Aboriginal Material Culture and Visual Art. He is also the highly regarded author of critically acclaimed books for young adults including Calypso Summer, Songs that Sound Like Blood, and My Spare Heart... Read more
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