Events

04 Mar, 2020

The Common Good

This event is part of Adelaide Writers’ Week. In The Politics of the Common Good, Jane R Goodall argues that we are caught in the throes of a neoliberalism that fails to value the wellbeing of a community. Human welfare comes second to budget surpluses. John Quiggin’s Economics in Two Lessons posits that those very […]

04 Mar, 2020

The Weekend

This event is part of Adelaide Writers’ Week. The Natural Way of Things was a literary sensation and garnered its author accolades and awards. Charlotte Wood’s new novel, The Weekend, is equally impressive. A study in female friendship, loss and the challenges of ageing, the story unfolds over a Christmas weekend, as three old friends […]

04 Mar, 2020

Maybe the Horse Will Talk

This event is part of Adelaide Writers’ Week. “I am absolutely terrified of losing a job I absolutely hate”. So begins Elliot Perlman’s latest novel, Maybe the Horse Will Talk, an excoriating examination of the dehumanising impact of corporate culture. Elliot’s unerring capacity to capture the zeitgeist saw his first two novels – Three Dollars […]

29 Feb, 2020

Damascus

This event is part of Adelaide Writers’ Week. “The world is in darkness”. So begins Christos Tsiolkas’ extraordinary new novel Damascus, a fictional account of the chaotic years after the crucifixion of Jesus, when Saul becomes Paul, vicious persecutor becomes passionate proselytiser, and in oppression is born a cult of belief that becomes one of […]

23 Feb, 2020

Art & Words Lunch

This event is part of Perth Festival’s Literature & Ideas Weekend. Heather Rose and Josephine Wilson, two of Australia’s most accomplished writers, talk about the inspiration they get from visual art. Join them over lunch for a conversation about art, life and writing with Adam Suckling. Supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Visit the […]

22 Feb, 2020

Deadly Funny

This event is part of Perth Festival’s Literature & Ideas Weekend. Actor Kylie Bracknell is a Noongar woman and Angelina Hurley is an Aboriginal writer and PhD student from Brisbane from the Jagera, Gooreng gooreng, Munanjali, Birriah and Gamilaaray nations. Join them in a chat with Craig Quartermaine about where jokes end and where serious […]

22 Feb, 2020

The Big Brave Read

This event is part of Perth Festival’s Literature & Ideas Weekend. Poetry has always been a language of resistance and activism, requiring true courage to write and speak it, and sometimes bearing the highest and enduring costs. Hosted by Francesca Sasnaitis, The Big Brave Read examines the themes of our Literature & Ideas program – […]

22 Feb, 2020

Prize & Prejudice

This event is part of Perth Festival’s Literature & Ideas Weekend. Prolific and important Australian writers Melissa Lucashenko, Heather Rose, Josephine Wilson and Charlotte Wood talk to Meri Fatin about winning prizes, money and whether any of it matters. Supported by the Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund. Visit the event website.

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