11:15 am - 12:15 pm
University of Newcastle NUspace X321
Cnr Hunter & Auckland St
Newcastle NSW 2300
A Search for the Soul of the Nation
Julianne Schultz challenges our notions of what it means to be Australian. Are we an egalitarian, generous, outward-looking country, or a nation that has retreated into silence and denial about the past and become selfish and insular?
Julianne’s work as a journalist, editor, and academic has given her a unique platform from which to ask these big and urgent questions.
Hosted by Kent Anderson.
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