The Wheeler Centre Gala 2018: Words on Fire: Leah Purcell

Words on Fire: Leah Purcell

For the 2018 Wheeler Centre Gala Night of Storytelling, we invited our speakers to probe a blazing, hot topic: the power of the written word and the loaded tenets of speech.  

When do words inspire and when do they incite? When is speech free, and when is it hateful? Fighting words, funny words, insulting words and incendiary words – for better or for worse, language moves us and it matters.

‘My fire burns strong, it’s ancient, and I know why it flames. I intend to keep it burning for a very very long time': actress, director and writer Leah Purcell shares eight words that changed her life.


Portrait of Leah Purcell

Leah Purcell

Leah Purcell is an internationally acclaimed director, writer and actor.

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