Noosa Alive launches first event with William McInnes

The first event released for the 2024 Noosa Alive Festival at The J Theatre with William McInnes.

The Noosa Alive Festival is back this year from 19 to 28 July and promises to be another action packed program of events.

The Literary part of the program always delivers and this year promises to be no exception.

The first event released is an event at The J Theatre with William McInnes.

William McInnes is one of Australia’s most popular writers and actors. His books include the bestselling memoirs A Man’s Got to Have a Hobby and That’d Be Right. In 2012 his book Worse Things Happen at Sea, co-written with his wife, Sarah Watt, was named the best non-fiction title in the ABIA and Indie Awards.

Also an award-winning actor and best known for his leading roles in Blue Heelers, SeaChange, Total Control and The Newsreader, William has won two Logies and two AFI/AACTA Awards for Best Actor in the film Unfinished Sky and Best Supporting Actor in The Newsreader.

Please join William McInnes at 9am on Monday, 22 July at The J Theatre in Noosa to hear about his life, career and his latest book Yeah, Nah.

His latest novel, Yeah, Nah!, is a collection of hilarious memories and moments inspired by Australia’s way with words. Join bestselling Australian storyteller William McInnes as he reflects on Australia’s way of life and gives us his own take on our colourful and colloquial way with words. Whether we are bunging it on or behaving like a drongo, Australians have a turn of phrase for every situation that helps us.

Our lingo helps us through life’s landmark occasions. It’s there in our fatalistic humour at moments of drama or heartbreak. It’s there when we cut through the media hype, call out self-important BS or reflect on the ways our sporting heroes behave both on and off the field. And it’s also there in the quiet conversations we have with ourselves.

We use it to mark the ups and downs of our friendships and to navigate our relationships with our kids and families. Our love of plain speaking, of calling a spade a bloody shovel, communicates the essence of the thing to our mates, to those in the know – and to those at the top who should know better.

Part memoir, part manifesto, this warm, witty, poignant and laugh-out-loud funny collection will have you thinking about what you say, how you say it and what that really says about us as a nation.

Event details:

William McInnes: Literary – In Conversation

Date: Monday 22 July

Time: 9.30am

Duration: 90 minutes – Includes ‘In Conversation’ – Audience Q&A and Book sales

Venue: The J Theatre, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Junction

Ticket prices: $25 – Adult – $20 – Concession – (Pension card holders)

Rating: G – Rating