10:00 am - 11:00 am
University of Newcastle NUspace X207
Cnr Hunter & Auckland St
Newcastle NSW 2300
Who Gets to Tell Australian Stories?
Increased reader interest in culturally diverse stories and a greater awareness among publishers of the need to support diverse writers is changing the Australian literary landscape. But is it too little too late? How do new voices break through the barriers to publication? Should there be restrictions on who can tell whose story? What is an Australian story?
With Winnie Dunn, Mawunyo Gbogbo, and Dub Leffler. Hosted by Michael Mohammad Ahmad.
Free lunchtime performance by Nerds & Music
Clark Gormley and Wayne Thompson from Nerds & Music will perform their most ‘literate’ songs.View Event
Join acclaimed poets Andy Jackson, Kerri Shying and Gaele Sobott for a thought-provoking conversation about Raging Grace, a profound and timely anthology of collaboratively-written poems and essays on disability, the...View Event
The Son Also Rises: Paddy Manning on Lachlan Murdoch
Lachlan Murdoch is one of the world’s most influential – and enigmatic – people. In his compelling biography The Successor, journalist Paddy Manning explores Murdoch’s upbringing and political beliefs. He’ll...View Event
Tyranny Up Close: Andrew Quilty in Conversation
When the Taliban arrived at the gates of Kabul in August 2021, Andrew Quilty had been living and working there for eight years. He was one of only a handful...View Event
Writing Indigenous Lives
In the not-too-distant past, non-Indigenous authors gave little consideration to the sensitivity of writing about Aboriginal people and places in fiction. Times have changed and there is now an expectation...View Event