SWF: An Irrevocable Condition
James Baldwin famously wrote, “perhaps home is not a place, but an irrevocable condition.” Is it possible to sever all ties with one’s birthplace and start afresh in a new land, or will – as Baldwin suggests – the past follow us everywhere we go, like a shadow? Christos Tsiolkas poses the question to acclaimed authors Melanie Cheng (a guest Festival curator and author of Room for a Stranger), Moreno Giovannoni (The Fireflies of Autumn) and Ling Ma (Severance), who each explore themes of immigration and identity through their work.
Date: Friday 3 May
Venue: Carriageworks, Bay 24 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Price: $25 / $20