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Working with Words: Mira Schlosberg
Writer, editor and comics artist Mira Schlosberg on their underrated faves, a regrettable story about cyborgs and the unexpectedly cutthroat world of floristry.
The Stella Prize in Conversation
In this talk, we hear from freshly-announced 2018 Stella Prize winner Alexis Wright in conversation with past winners Emily Bitto and Clare Wright, and host Toni Jordan. They talk about the impact the award has had on their writing, their careers and Australian literary culture.
In recent months, the stories of women – and with them, impediments to women’s media…
At St Kilda Town Hall, Cory Doctorow joins author C.S. Pacat for an expansive conversation about the imperfect present and foreseeable future.
For Doctorow, the purpose of science fiction is not to predict the future – but to understand the present.
The latest book from the irrepressible Canadian activist, editor, journalist and novelist is set in an alarmingly plausible, post-scarcity…
Working with Words: Michelle Scott Tucker
Michelle Scott Tucker is the author of a new biography of the fascinating farming entrepreneur, Elizabeth Macarthur. She spoke with us about deadlines, dead ponies and derivative bush ballads written from deep suburbia.
Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowships 2018: Introducing the Fellows (round one)
Our Hot Desk Fellowships are back for 2018. Find out who's been selected, and take a peek at the projects the first intake of Fellows will be working on.
The Wheeler Centre Gala 2018: Words on Fire: Carly Findlay
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…
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Michael Shuman on Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age
Ferguson’s Six Killer Apps
All the wealth in the world adds up to just under $200 trillion dollars (the world economy is worth $60 trillion a year, as we mentioned in a recent story), most of which was created in the last two centuries and two-thirds of which is owned by Westerners, who represent just a fifth of the population. That’s a thumb-sketch of the world economy given…
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