Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Newcastle Writers Festival

If you're in Newcastle, NSW this weekend you can come see me at the Writers Festival. I'll be doing two events on Saturday and Sunday. The details of which can be found at the Festival site here.   This, I know, is the wrong Newcastle...


17 comments:

Alan said...

Adrian,Hopefully there will be a posted video tape of the "Festival " and your comments.This weeks Economist has a long and I thought a well written account of World War One.It scope embraces causes,apportionment of culpability,effects and writers points of view.It also mentions a rather unusual work "Storm Of Steel" by Ernst Junger which is I guess might be called the anti Erich Maria Remarque tome.Best Alan

Conor said...

Such a great film, incidentally. By the way, not the only Newcastle confusion this week:

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2004942-michael-vicks-trade-to-the-new-york-jets-upsets-woman-who-attacks-wrong-team

Not stopping there, there was an Irish journalist in the news this week for asking Russell Crowe if he would bring the Bunnies over to play the Six Nation Champs. Cue Crowe 'schooling' her apparently, on the diff between union and league. There's a video of it somewhere. He didn't stop there either; he tracked her down on twitter and had another go when he got home. Carter and Crowe... angry, angry men.

adrian mckinty said...

Alan

I'm not sure if the events are being recorded or not. I'll be doing the Sydney Writers Festival later in the year though and those definitely will be taped I reckon.

adrian mckinty said...

Conor

I wonder who wd win if the best rugby union and the best rugby league teams played one another - either in a mixed rules game or 1/2 each of union/league rules.

My gut feeling is that union players are a bit fitter and faster than league players?

David Honeybone said...

Hi Adrian. Do you remember Bath played Wigan in 1996? Wigan won the league game and Bath won the union game. The scrums in the latter were painful to watch...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clash_of_the_Codes_%28rugby%29

adrian mckinty said...

David

You're right. I forgot all about that!

Maybe the person to ask wd be Israel Folau. He's played at the very highest levels in both codes (State of Origin and Wallabies/Lions)so he'd be in a position to know which code has the best players...

gogilesgo said...

I'm not entirely sure it is the WRONG Newcastle, Adrian.

I'm a born a bred Geordie and visited Newcastle NSW a few years back. I was knocked out by all the local (from my point of view) geographical references: Lambton, Jesmond, Stockton, Wallsend. Not to mention they have a Theatre Royal too!

Enjoy, sounds like it will be fun.

Giles

adrian mckinty said...

Giles

And there's coal too, right?

I imagine though its not so dramatic seeing lads in t shirts and girls in mini skirts on a wet November night in Newcastle NSW.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Michael Caine gets offed because of his accent.

Meanwhile, you may have heard that Ted Lewis' novels are about to be reprinted in the US.

KIKAREN said...

Adrian
If it had been this Newcastle I would have popped across to see you.Bashed you around the ears with my book.

adrian mckinty said...

Peter

What are you talking about thats an authentic Geordie accent that is. Nothing strange about it at all.

adrian mckinty said...

Kikaren

No bashing required. A drink in the bar and I'd love to hear about it. If you came in a Jaguar Mark 2 I'd be worried though.

Brendan O'Leary said...

The original phone sex scene.

adrian mckinty said...

Brendan

I wd have gone back to London.

Peter Rozovsky said...

I'll have to watch the movie again. Seems to me I'd read some good-natured criticism that, for a guy going back home to Newcastle, he sure sounded as if he were form London.

adrian mckinty said...

Peter

My comment was dripping with sarcasm. He doesnt even try a northern accent never mind a Geordie one.

Peter Rozovsky said...

Ah, good. It has been a while since I saw the movie. I thought maybe I was losing my mind.

But hell, that his accent is different from everyone else's probably enhances his outsider status, though I just found a reference to "Michael Caine's strange lack of a Geordie accent in Get Carter."