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David Hunt

David Hunt in conversation with Wendy Harmer

David Hunt will be in conversation with Wendy Harmer, one of Australia’s much loved personalities, with the support of NSW Public Libraries

Date:   Friday 5 November

Time:   1:00pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event

David Hunt

David Hunt in conversation with Mikey Robins

David Hunt continues to unravel Australia'a past through in the latest volume of his Unauthorised History of Australia series. Girt Nation, the third volume, is as witty and exposing as previous works, an epic tale of charlatans and costermongers, of bush bards and bushier beards, of workers and women who weren’t going to take it anymore.

David Hunt will be in conversation with Mikey Robins.

Date:   Tuesday 9 November

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event

State of the (Writing) Nation: Alice Pung

State of the (Writing) Nation: Alice Pung

The State of the (Writing) Nation is Writers Victoria’s annual address from a prominent Australian writer. It's a chance to reflect on what's happening and where we're heading in Australian literature and publishing. Award-winning novelist, memoirist and editor Alice Pung will give the 2021 address. 

William Hazlitt wrote that ‘the smallest pain in our little finger causes us more concern than the destruction of our fellow human beings’. In her address, Pung will consider what kind of writing matters in the face of our small hurts and large griefs, and take an unflinching look at the excessive weight we place on literature to ameliorate our feelings. If you’re only half-grudgingly woke, is it better to just stay asleep? Pung will explore the pitfalls of this self-motivated obsession with using literature to educate, and examine whose expense it comes at.
 
Shu-Ling Chua, author of ‘Echoes’, will also deliver a short reading. Hosted by Writers Victoria patron Christos Tsiolkas.

Presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre. All proceeds from this event will support writers who experience financial barriers to access professional development and networking opportunities.

Date:   Tuesday 16 November

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: The Wheeler Centre

Price:   Donation

David Hunt

David Hunt in conversation with Charles Firth

David will be appearing with special guest facilitator Charles Firth to discuss Girt Nation, The Unauthorised History of Australia Volume 3

Date:   Tuesday 16 November

Time:   7:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event

Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly in conversation

Join us to hear journalist Sean Kelly discuss his new book, The Game: a Portrait of Scott Morrison.

Date:   Thursday 18 November

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event

Alice Pung

Alice Pung Author Talk

Join us to hear Alice discuss her writing career and this latest novel, One Hundred Days – a story brimming with claustrophobic tension, warmth and humour – in this online event. Zoom invitation will be emailed to registered participants prior to session.

Date:   Wednesday 24 November

Time:   8:00pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event

Carly Findlay

Author Evening Carly Findlay OAM : Growing up disabled in Australia (editor)

In the lead up to International Day of People with Disability, we are thrilled to present Carly Findlay OAM discussing her most recent book of which she was editor, Growing up Disabled in Australia, published by Black Inc. Books. A rich collection of writing from those negotiating disability in their lives – a group whose voices are not heard often enough. Contributors include senator Jordon Steele-John, paralympian Isis Holt, Dion Beasley, Sam Drummond, Astrid Edwards, Sarah Firth, El Gibbs, Eliza Hull, Gayle Kennedy, Carly-Jay Metcalfe, Fiona Murphy, Jessica Walton and many more.

Carly Findlay will be in conversation with Therese Scott from Mosman Library Service.

Date:   Thursday 2 December

Time:   7:00pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event