This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

Code: CYA7  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Children's & Family
So what’s a bumbershoot? And where’s your glabella? Join Mr Dictionary, David Astle, for a Wordburger session, diving into the dictionary to find new words, or invent a few of our own. Reshape the alphabet to discover SNEAK in SNAKE, or TREE growing in the middle of STREET. Hold on tight for a jam-packed session teeming with games and letter tricks, jokes and quizzes, and a chance to scramble and shuffle the English you thought you knew into something new.

Sunday 22 May 2016 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Pier 4/5 Department of Stuff and Nonsense (Sydney Dance 1), Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, but tickets required. Tickets available from 12pm at the Glowtopia Tourist Information Booth (Western side of Pier 4/5)

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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