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Emerging Writers’ Festival Programme Launch: The Words That Shaped Us
What are the books that shaped you? Come and celebrate the texts that have influenced our lives literally and literarily, alongside the reveal of the jam-packed 2021 Emerging Writers’ Festival program.
This special launch event will feature festival artists Mia Nie, Luke Patterson, Yamiko Marama and Olivia Muscat. Join them as they share favourite passages and personal reflections on the…
Iconic Duos: The Next Chapter Writers and Mentors
Now in its third year, The Next Chapter writers’ scheme provides emerging writers with time, space and support in which to thrive. Join three recipients and their mentors – Dan Hogan and Rebecca Giggs, Oliver Reeson and Maria Tumarkin, and Jonathon Slottje and Bruce Pascoe – to discuss the varied forms support for writers can take, and the unique qualities of…
The Fifth Estate
Can You Keep a Secret? Media Rights and the Need to Know
Why is WikiLeaks so important? What is there to be learned from the documents released? According to the writers in A Secret Australia, the leaking of hidden government documents yielded knowledge that is essential for journalists and institutions to analyse the consequences of covert and unaccountable state power. “We open governments” is WikiLeaks’ motto, yet its crusade for transparent…
William Gibson: The Future is Now
The man who invented 'cyberspace', William Gibson is one of the influential writers of our time. From his groundbreaking debut novel Neuromancer, to his latest bestseller Agency, he was the first to imagine a computer saturated existence, grounded in an all-too material world, and to anticipate its implications.
The philosophies and practicalities of the near futures of his…
State of the (Writing) Nation: Maria Tumarkin
The State of the (Writing) Nation is an annual address from a prominent Australian writer. It's a chance to reflect on what's happening, and where we're heading, in Australian literature and publishing.
This year, Maria Tumarkin delivered the address. Tumarkin is the author of four books, including the multi-award-winning creative non-fiction work, Axiomatic, and is a recipient of the prestigious…
Tim Flannery: The Climate Cure
Tim Flannery’s influential 2005 book, The Weather Makers, laid out the challenges human society faces due to global warming, from mass extinctions to devastating weather changes and human conflict over essential resources. It also proposed solutions, some of which have since been enshrined as government policy around the world.
In this event, the scientist, conservationist and Chief Councillor of the…
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