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Mid Winter Feast by Stefano de Pieri

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Mildura Tennis Club
Hugh King Drive
Mildura VIC


Disabled Access:Yes

Pre-Dinner talk by Carrie Tiffany "Reading for Courage"
3 Course Dinner by Stefano de Pieri

Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in Central Australia and now lives in Melbourne and New Zealand where she works as an agricultural journalist and novelist.
Her first novel, Everymans Rules for Scientific Living, was published in the UK, US, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia. In 2006 it was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize and the Guardian First Book Award, and was the winner of the Western Australian Premier’s Fiction Prize and the Dobbie Award.
Carrie Tiffany’s second novel, Mateship with Birds was published in 2012. It was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (UK) and the Miles Franklin Literary Award and shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, The Melbourne Prize for Fiction and the Kibble Award. In 2013 Mateship with Birds was the winner of the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the inaugural Stella Prize.
Carrie’s short stories and essays have been published in The Times, The Guardian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Heat, Overland, Griffith Review, Best Australian Essays, Penguin Summer Stories, Meanjin and Australian Book Review.
In 2011 Carrie won the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Award and in 2012 she was shortlisted for the BBC International Short Story Prize.
Carrie has an MA in Creative Writing from RMIT. She has taught at the University of Melbourne, RMIT, and The Victorian Writer’s Centre and is a former creative director of the Faber Writing Academy in Melbourne. In 2013 she was a faculty member of the residential WIRED writing program at the Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada.
Carrie has been involved in the Victorian Landcare movement for more than twenty years. She is editor of the quarterly: Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management Magazine.

Stefano de Pieri has been operating his eponymous restaurant in the cellars of the Mildura Grand Hotel since 1991. His food is rustic Italian, influenced by his northern Italian origins, but also his love of southern Italian ingredients. He has a background in state politics, but his generosity at the table is influenced by the arts, the environment and a passion for wine.

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