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Working with Words: Angela Betzien
Angela Betzien is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her plays, including Hoods, Helicopter and Where in the World is Frank Sparrow? have toured nationally and internationally. We caught up with Angela to talk genre, fairy tales and chewing raw carrots with Sunny Baudelaire.
A Celebration of John Clarke
On Sunday 2 July, crowds filled the Melbourne Town Hall to pay tribute – and share in the humour of – the late satirist John Clarke. Here, we're sharing photos and a full audio recording of the event, as well as a rundown of the evening's programme.
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2017: Introducing the Fellows (round two)
Today, we welcome a fresh cohort of Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellows to the building. Find out about the projects and writers of our second intake for 2017.
Take it as Read
Should we listen to advice on what books to read? Ulterior motives often lurk behind book recommendations, writes Sophie Quick.
Who Are You Calling Radical?
In the Western world, it's time to reassess the language, and the thinking, around 'radicalisation', argues Helen Razer.
Working with Words: Amie Batalibasi
Amie Batalibasi is an award-winning writer and filmmaker and the recipient of this year's prestigious Merata Mita Fellowship from the Sundance Institute. She's now working on the screenplay for her debut feature film, Blackbird, on the history of Australia's sugar slaves. We spoke with Amie about Sundance, stories from the Solomon…
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