[untitled] literary festival 2020

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The digital edition of the Literary Festival takes on a new life for its 9th year, Zooming twenty-five of Australia’s brightest and best-selling writers into your lounge room to discuss their books, writing and ideas.

From 18-22 November, we invite you to join us online for fifteen free or low-cost (and live) talks, conversations, discussions and workshops by writers – acclaimed, popular and on the rise – who explore this year’s theme of humanity through stories of hope, love, courage, grit and redemption.

We hope you’ll feel engaged, connected and inspired.

We are proud to partner with Jeffreys Books to bring you the books featured in the Festival.

The winners of our What's Your Story? writing competition will be announced at the festival launch.

Event Schedule:

Wednesday 18 November

Opening Address: The importance of story. Alice Pung.

Alice Pung: Close to Home.

Clementine Ford and Alice Robinson: Writing in lockdown.

Thursday 19 November

Loose units: from pen to podcast. Paul F. Verhoeven.

Tobias McCorkell: everything In Its Right Place.

Heather Morris: Stories of hope and the art listening.

Friday 20 November 

Sofie Laguna: Infinite Splendours.

Rosalie Ham: The Dressmaker's Secret.

Bri Lee: On Beauty.

Saturday 21 November

Workshop: How to turn your good idea into a powerful story. Anna Krien.

Jeff Apter and Stuart Coupe: Writing about musicians.

Sunday 22 November

Workshop: Building characters. Melissa Keil.

After Australia. Michael Mohamed Ahmad and Zoya Patel.

Tyson Yunkaporta and Thomas Mayor: Indigenous knowledges and thinking. 

When

  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020 | 02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020 | 02:45 PM - 03:45 PM
  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020 | 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Thursday, 19 November 2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Thursday, 19 November 2020 | 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Friday, 20 November 2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Friday, 20 November 2020 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Friday, 20 November 2020 | 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Saturday, 21 November 2020 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Saturday, 21 November 2020 | 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • Sunday, 22 November 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Sunday, 22 November 2020 | 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
  • Sunday, 22 November 2020 | 06:00 PM - 07:30 PM