3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
University of Newcastle NUspace X321
Cnr Hunter & Auckland St
Newcastle NSW 2300
Russia, If You’re Listening
The ABC’s Matt Bevan returns to the festival with a special presentation based on his hugely popular podcast.
As Europe emerges from a bleak winter, the war in Ukraine is entering its second year.
Will Putin – the man who never backs down – destroy Ukraine, or has he met his match?
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