Sydney Writers' Festival Live and Local — Armidale

After the success of Live & Local in 2018, Sydney Writers’ Festival returns to Armidale in 2019. One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its events from Carriageworks in Sydney direct to Armidale Memorial Library on Friday 3, Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May.

You can choose to book for all sessions or individual sessions. For individual sessions please add one to your cart and from the checkout press buy more tickets.
Between Friday 3 May 2019 9:00 AM and Sunday 5 May 2019 6:00 PM

Location

Armidale Memorial Library
2/182 Rusden St, Armidale, NSW 2350

Contact Details

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Sessions

Sessions Description Status
Friday 3 May 2019 9:00 AM Book the full weekend of Sydney Writers' Festival Live and Local. Starts at 10am. To book individual sessions select from below and add to cart each one separately. Open
Friday 3 May 2019 10:00 AM Leigh Sales: Any Ordinary Day. In a special event, Walkley Award-winning anchor of ABC’s 7.30 Leigh Sales sheds light on Any Ordinary Day, her layered exploration of how ordinary people endure unthink Open
Friday 3 May 2019 11:30 AM Is Russia the Enemy We’ve Come to Believe? In our hurry to decry Putin, are we fuelling hatred and fostering misunderstanding? Political adviser Tom Switzer and Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill debate t Open
Friday 3 May 2019 1:30 PM Can You Spot a Liar? — We lie to protect ourselves or others. We lie to avoid consequences. We lie to be cruel. Sometimes, we lie just because we can. Chris Taylor talks to three people who detect lie Open
Friday 3 May 2019 3:00 PM Ben Quilty: Home. In conversation with Julian Burnside QC, Archibald Prize–winning artist Ben Quilty talks about the heartbreaking and awe-inspiring collection of artworks, Home: Drawings by Syrian Ch Open
Friday 3 May 2019 4:30 PM David Marr: My Country. One of Australia’s finest journalists and public intellectuals, David Marr talks about his definitive collection and illuminating chronicle of our times, My Country, with Sally Open
Saturday 4 May 2019 11:30 AM The Kingdom and the Power - Saudi Arabia — Since becoming Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman has pushed a new public relations vision of a country in which women are free to drive, atten Open
Saturday 4 May 2019 1:30 PM Whose ABC? — Sally Warhaft discusses the future of the ABC with former ABC managing director Mark Scott, On Aunty author and former Media Watch host Jonathan Holmes, host of ABC’s Download This Show a Open
Saturday 4 May 2019 3:00 PM Jenny Erpenbeck: Go, Went, Gone — “Europe’s outstanding literary seer” (The Guardian) Jenny Erpenbeck joins Michelle de Kretser to discuss Go, Went, Gone, Jenny’s vividly drawn response to the current Open
Saturday 4 May 2019 4:30 PM Boys to Men: The Masculinity Crisis — Jan Fran talks to Clementine Ford and Adam Liaw about the harm toxic masculinity inflicts on men and women, and how we can raise our boys to be better men. Open
Sunday 5 May 2019 10:00 AM A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth — Sophie McNeill talks with Mexican reporter Anabel Hernández, Iraqi-American writer Dunya Mikhail and Turkish journalist Ece Temelkuran about the mounting threats t Open
Sunday 5 May 2019 11:30 AM Meg Wolitzer: The Female Persuasion —Angela Ledgerwood sits down with bestselling author Meg Wolitzer (The Wife) to discuss Meg’s timely, witty and ontarget novel The Female Persuasion, which charts t Open
Sunday 5 May 2019 1:30 PM Belonging: The Story of the Jews —Hugely popular historian Simon Schama talks about his towering achievement, Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900 with revered interviewer Paul Holdengräber. Open
Sunday 5 May 2019 3:00 PM Andrew Sean Greer: Less —Literary sensation Andrew Sean Greer discusses Less, his Pulitzer Prize–winning satire of the literary world, love and the midlife crisis, in conversation with David Marr. Open
Sunday 5 May 2019 4:30 PM “I Do Not Want to See This In Print" —Annabel Crabb discusses the fraught and sensitive relationship between politicians and the press with Walkley Award winner Sharri Markson, veteran political repor Open
Sunday 5 May 2019 6:00 PM Closing Address: Fatima Bhutto —Internationally lauded Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto (The Runaways) delivers an unmissable Festival closing address about the tectonic shifts occurring in global polit Open
Friday 3 May 2019 9:00 AM
Book the full weekend of Sydney Writers' Festival Live and Local. Starts at 10am. To book individual sessions select from below and add to cart each one separately.
Open
Friday 3 May 2019 10:00 AM
Leigh Sales: Any Ordinary Day. In a special event, Walkley Award-winning anchor of ABC’s 7.30 Leigh Sales sheds light on Any Ordinary Day, her layered exploration of how ordinary people endure unthink
Open
Friday 3 May 2019 11:30 AM
Is Russia the Enemy We’ve Come to Believe? In our hurry to decry Putin, are we fuelling hatred and fostering misunderstanding? Political adviser Tom Switzer and Emeritus Professor Graeme Gill debate t
Open
Friday 3 May 2019 1:30 PM
Can You Spot a Liar? — We lie to protect ourselves or others. We lie to avoid consequences. We lie to be cruel. Sometimes, we lie just because we can. Chris Taylor talks to three people who detect lie
Open
Friday 3 May 2019 3:00 PM
Ben Quilty: Home. In conversation with Julian Burnside QC, Archibald Prize–winning artist Ben Quilty talks about the heartbreaking and awe-inspiring collection of artworks, Home: Drawings by Syrian Ch
Open
Friday 3 May 2019 4:30 PM
David Marr: My Country. One of Australia’s finest journalists and public intellectuals, David Marr talks about his definitive collection and illuminating chronicle of our times, My Country, with Sally
Open
Saturday 4 May 2019 11:30 AM
The Kingdom and the Power - Saudi Arabia — Since becoming Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman has pushed a new public relations vision of a country in which women are free to drive, atten
Open
Saturday 4 May 2019 1:30 PM
Whose ABC? — Sally Warhaft discusses the future of the ABC with former ABC managing director Mark Scott, On Aunty author and former Media Watch host Jonathan Holmes, host of ABC’s Download This Show a
Open
Saturday 4 May 2019 3:00 PM
Jenny Erpenbeck: Go, Went, Gone — “Europe’s outstanding literary seer” (The Guardian) Jenny Erpenbeck joins Michelle de Kretser to discuss Go, Went, Gone, Jenny’s vividly drawn response to the current
Open
Saturday 4 May 2019 4:30 PM
Boys to Men: The Masculinity Crisis — Jan Fran talks to Clementine Ford and Adam Liaw about the harm toxic masculinity inflicts on men and women, and how we can raise our boys to be better men.
Open
Sunday 5 May 2019 10:00 AM
A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth — Sophie McNeill talks with Mexican reporter Anabel Hernández, Iraqi-American writer Dunya Mikhail and Turkish journalist Ece Temelkuran about the mounting threats t
Open
Sunday 5 May 2019 11:30 AM
Meg Wolitzer: The Female Persuasion —Angela Ledgerwood sits down with bestselling author Meg Wolitzer (The Wife) to discuss Meg’s timely, witty and ontarget novel The Female Persuasion, which charts t
Open
Sunday 5 May 2019 1:30 PM
Belonging: The Story of the Jews —Hugely popular historian Simon Schama talks about his towering achievement, Belonging: The Story of the Jews 1492-1900 with revered interviewer Paul Holdengräber.
Open
Sunday 5 May 2019 3:00 PM
Andrew Sean Greer: Less —Literary sensation Andrew Sean Greer discusses Less, his Pulitzer Prize–winning satire of the literary world, love and the midlife crisis, in conversation with David Marr.
Open
Sunday 5 May 2019 4:30 PM
“I Do Not Want to See This In Print" —Annabel Crabb discusses the fraught and sensitive relationship between politicians and the press with Walkley Award winner Sharri Markson, veteran political repor
Open
Sunday 5 May 2019 6:00 PM
Closing Address: Fatima Bhutto —Internationally lauded Pakistani writer Fatima Bhutto (The Runaways) delivers an unmissable Festival closing address about the tectonic shifts occurring in global polit
Open
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