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Dennis Glover

Dennis Glover: Factory 19 launch at Readings

From former speechwriter and acclaimed novelist Dennis Glover, Factory 19 is a savagely hilarious and provocative novel set in a near-future Hobart. When world-famous tycoon and owner of the now abandoned Gallery of Future Art Dundas Faussett announces an ambitious new installation inviting people to live ‘as if the internet and the smartphone had never been invented’, it ignites a revolution of sorts.

Glover joins us online to discuss the novel and expand on its themes and ideas.

This is an online event and free to attend, but bookings are required.

Date:   Thursday 5 November

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event.

Jess Hill

Jess Hill: See What You Made Me Do at BAD Sydney

Jess Hill, author of the Stella Prize–winning See What You Made Me Do, and solicitor Lyndal Gowland, a passionate advocate to stop abuse towards women and children, talk to Nicole Abadee about what happens today and what can be done to stop domestic abuse.

Date:   Sunday 8 November

Time:   1:00pm

Venue: State Library of NSW, Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000

Price:   $30 / $25

Don Watson

Don Watson: Watsonia launch at Readings

A historian, speechwriter, social critic, humourist, biographer, nature enthusiast, sports writer – Don Watson is a master wordsmith. Watsonia brings together a collection of the author’s writings, including a lively introduction and several previously unpublished pieces, and is essential reading.

Watson joins us online to chat about this new anthology and his long, varied career with Artistic Director of the Sydney Writers' Festival, Michael Williams.

This is an online event and free to attend, but bookings are required.

Date:   Wednesday 18 November

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event.

Don Watson

Don Watson: Watsonia launch at Avid Reader

ABC Radio National's Paul Barclay is in conversation with Don Watson discussing Watsonia.

Watsonia gathers the fruits of a writing life. It covers everything from Australian humour to America gone berserk; from Don Bradman to Oscar Wilde; from birds and horses to history and politics. Wherever Don Watson turns his incisive gaze, the results are as illuminating as they are enjoyable.

Buy a copy of Watsonia from Avid Reader and get an event ticket free (save $5).

Date:   Friday 20 November

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   $5

Eben Kirksey

Eben Kirksey: The Mutant Project launch at Word for Word Festival

As scientists elsewhere start to catch up with China’s vast genetic research program, gene editing is fuelling an innovation economy that threatens to widen racial and economic inequality. In doing so, it’s also raising questions about science, health, social justice and what makes an ethical and fair society.

Join American anthropologist and Deakin University Associate Professor Eben Kirksey live from the US for the exclusive Australian launch of his new book The Mutant Project, which goes inside the global race to genetically modify humans. In conversation with Alicia Sometimes.

Date:   Saturday 21 November

Time:   11:15am

Venue: Online

Price:   $10

Don Watson

Don Watson: Watsonia launch at Roaring Stories

With his wit, vigour, penetrating gaze and cutting style, Don Watson has infused the lifeblood of Australian writing. The acclaimed author of many books and a former speechwriter for Keating, Watson has now published a collection of his prolific output in Watsonia.

Don Watson will be in conversation about the book with ABC journalist Eleanor Hall. The event will be live-streamed for free.

Date:   Monday 23 November

Time:   7:00pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event.