Sydney Writers Festival (online) – to be streamed in Latrobe City Libraries

We are thrilled to be able to attend Sydney Writers Festival events online at a weekend-streaming event to be held in the library in Moe, Gippsland from 30 April to 2 May.

Sally-Anne Watson Kane will be attending the following on 1 May (at the Moe library).

Barrie Cassidy & Friends: Opposition and Dissent

What does it mean to live your politics? Is a life of protest and dissent good for the soul or is it soul destroying? Former deputy leader of the Australian Greens Scott Ludlam was a senator from 2008 to 2017. Scott speaks to Barrie about his new book Full Circle, which explores a new approach to political and environmental change.

Barrie and Scott are then joined by Magda Szubanski to discuss the triumphs and disappointments of activism and advocacy, and Sally McManus to share the challenges and advantages of expressing dissent from an institutional base.

Isabel Wilkerson: Caste – The Lies That Divide Us

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of Caste, Isabel Wilkerson, appears live via video to discuss her internationally bestselling study of the powerful and unspoken social hierarchy that shapes our lives. Challenge your assumptions and take an eye-opening look beneath the surface of ordinary life.

Sarah Krasnostein and Helen Garner

In a very special conversation, author of The Trauma Cleaner Sarah Krosnostein discusses her new book, The Believer, a deftly drawn enquiry into the power of belief, with Helen Garner.

Richard Flanagan and Laura Tingle

Richard Flanagan’s latest book The Living Sea of Waking Dreams offers a tender, haunting portrait of a world disappearing around us. With Laura Tingle, he reflects on capturing in words the things we’re losing.

Direct your inquiries regarding this streaming event at Latrobe City Libraries: here.