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Apostrophes: 'The more I tried to explain to them, the more I found myself going in circles. There would always be an exception to every rule ...'

Understanding the rules of apostrophes

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Job alert! We are looking for an experienced Production Manager to assist with the delivery of all production and operational requirements of our Festival precinct in Walsh Bay.

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Don't miss the ABC's BAFTA winning documentary Richard Flanagan: Life After Death -- screening tonight at 9.30pm on ABC 1.

In this documentary, Flanagan journeys with Alan Yentob through his native Tasmania, visiting the places that have inspired his novels, and on to Thailand, to see the site of the Death Railway – the brutal setting of his award-winning novel, The Narrow Road to the Deep...
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Richard Flanagan: Life After Death

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On Tuesday night, Stan Grant talks with Larissa Behrendt about his landmark essay, 'The Australian Dream'.

Held at the Seymour Centre, this is a special fundraiser event for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) presented by Gleebooks, the ILF, and Black Inc. Books. Find out more: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Stan Grant on 'The Australian Dream' - Seymour Centre

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Summer reading inspiration: The New York Times ' '100 Notable Books of 2016'.

100 Notable Books of 2016

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Writers Joyce Carol Oates, R.L. Stine, Rainbow Rowell, Chuck Palahniuk (and more) on the books they are grateful for.

16 Famous Writers Told Us About The Book They’re Most Thankful For

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Sydney Writers' Festival is hiring! We are looking for a Digital Marketing Coordinator and a Marketing Assistant to join the marketing team in 2017.

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Positions vacant: Join the marketing team!

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Author, journalist and polymath George Megalogenis talks to Jamila Rizvi about his new book, Australia’s Second Chance, which looks all the way back to 1788 to deliver a unique and compelling assessment of our cycles of boom and bust.

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George Megalogenis: Australia’s Second Chance - Sydney Writers' Festival - Omny.fm

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Philanthropist Deanne Weir discusses her philosophy on giving.

'I bring a business lens to philanthropy – I'm not interested in just throwing my money at something. I like to know it's going to have a good return for communities. And investing in women and girls is one of the best ways of doing that.'

Deanne Weir: Why philanthropy does not begin and end with rich, white men

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The Digital Initiatives Unit of Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art has recently made public a series of previously unreleased recordings. You can listen to literary greats such as Allen Ginsberg, Eileen Myles, Amiri Baraka, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski and more. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Listen to Rare Recordings of Eileen Myles, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, and More

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'All children are natural artists and storytellers' James Foley.

The Sydney Morning Herald met some of the authors that make the Children's Festival of Moving stories such a magical experience for young learners.

Mulga and the art of the children's picturebook

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In their writing and their day-to-day lives, Ira Trivedi and Deepti Kapoor navigate the frictions between urban sophistication, desire, sex and female autonomy with the social mores and cultural traditions that have governed the lives of Indian women for centuries. They talk with Catriona Mitchell about what it means to be a woman in India at a time of intense change.

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Walking Towards Ourselves: Indian Women Tell Their Stories - Sydney Writers' Festival - Omny.fm

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From Junot Díaz to Toni Morrison, sixteen The New Yorker writers
on the aftermath of the US election.

Aftermath: Sixteen New Yorker Writers on Trump’s America

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'Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.'

Vale Leonard Cohen.

Leonard Cohen Has Died at Eighty-Two

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'The new artistic director of the Sydney Writers' Festival, Michaela McGuire, represents a younger generation of event curators in Australia with an impressive range of experience.' Susan Wyndham

A cheeky young curator from Melbourne takes over Sydney Writers' Festival

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We are thrilled to announce that Michaela McGuire has been appointed the new Artistic Director of Sydney Writers' Festival. Michaela will take over the curation of the 2017 Festival, our 20th year.

Michaela is the current Director and Co-CEO of the Emerging Writers' Festival in Melbourne and the co-founder of the successful salon, Women Of Letters.

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Our new Artistic Director: Michaela McGuire

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Congratulations to the winners of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards. The fiction prize has been shared by Lisa Gorton for her novel, The Life of Houses and Charlotte Wood, for her work The Natural Way of Things.

PM's Literary Award: Fiction prize goes to Charlotte Wood, Lisa Gorton

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The numbers tell us that we are more likely to be struck by lightning than being taken by a shark.

Dr Christopher Neff explains why shark bites enrapture the attention of politicians and the public – and what this tells us about the wider world of public policy.

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Christopher Neff: The Shark ‘Attack’ Myth - Sydney Writers' Festival - Omny.fm

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702 ABC Sydney captured some of the magic of Russ the Story Bus' visit to Seven Hills Public School yesterday.
News from our Children's Festival of Moving Stories.

It's story time with Russ the Bus

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