1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
375 Hunter St
Newcastle NSW 2300
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New Blood: Crime Writers to Watch
Anna Downes talks to three writers about their critically acclaimed debut books. Matthew Spencer’s Black River sees a serial killer preying on victims along the banks of the Parramatta River. Shelley Burr was awarded the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger for Wake, which explores how the unsolved disappearance of a girl continues to haunt a small town. James McKenzie Watson’s Denizen won the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize and is informed by his upbringing in regional NSW.
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
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...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