Press Release | 11 August 2017
Stonnington Libraries are set to celebrate the writers, readers and stories of Stonnington with a series of author talks, readings, panel discussions and a writing competition in this year’s [untitled] Literary Festival, to be held from 16 – 20 November 2017.
This year’s program features author and self-described ‘television prankster’ John Safran in conversation with broadcaster Sally Warhaft about Safran’s second book, Depends What You Mean By Extremism: Going Rogue with Australian Deplorables, and the rise of political extremism in Australia and around the world.
Other highlights include:
- Writer, journalist and former political staffer Jamila Rizvi will discuss her book, Not Just Lucky, with feminist thinker and broadcaster Clementine Ford
- Novelist, poet and translator Lia Hills will discuss her latest novel, The Crying Place, a haunting story of loss, place and the contradictions that lie at the heart of Australia
- Award-winning historian and biographer Ross McMullin will talk about his new book, Pompey Elliott At War: In His Own Words
- A poetry and spoken word workshop with spoken word artist, performer and human rights reformer, Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa
- Comedian, music nerd and children’s author Alan Brough will chat about what makes for a hilarious children’s story, and
- Many more lively talks and performances.
This festival is a great chance to engage with acclaimed writers, thinkers, artists and storytellers that are sure to invigorate ideas and discourse.
Please note our program is subject to change. Program and schedule changes will be listed daily on our website.
For more information, terms and conditions and to enter online, visit stonnington.vic.gov.au/library/untitledliteraryfestival