This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

Code: CYA17  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family
Snoovie is a movie that makes you snooze. Plumducket is a bag that’s way too heavy to carry. Well, not really. Or not yet anyway. If Word Nerd David Astle has his way, though, the dictionary is about to get a whole lot bigger. Stop by the #Fictionary corner to submit your words to the newest dictionary in town. What are you waiting for? Simurg your distelfink! #Fictionary is the place to unveil the unknown, making English even more elastic-fantastic! If you need any extra incentive, David Astle will choose his top five delspricios* words at the end of the day. (*amazing)

Sunday 22 May 2016 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Pier 4/5 Bureau of Artistics (Bangarra StudioTheatre), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings

David Astle (Australian)

David Astle has written two novels, plus five non-fiction works: Cluetopia, Puzzled, One Down, One Missing, Offbeat Australia and Riddledom. Between books, he drives the world to delight and despair as Friday's crossword setter, DA, appearing in both The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Actor Geoffrey Rush, in fact, describes David as 'the Sergeant Pepper of cryptic crosswords - a complete mind fuck'. Which is possibly a compliment. David was the former dictionary bloke on SBS's Letters and Numbers, while his feature stories have tackled luck, lying, drowning and fridge magnets, to name a few topics. His short stories have won several awards, including a trip to Beijing via Dublin as part of the James Joyce Suspended Sentence Prize in 2001.



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