Talented Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney students were on ground during Festival week to interview authors, review sessions, and much more. Student Eden Faithfull shares her experience as a Media Hub intern.
'One of the best ways to live in step with the truth are the two holy acts of reading and writing.' Listen to lauded author George Saunders' Opening Night Address on the Festival's theme of refuge. [ Itun.es Link ]
The Book Club hosted a special Sydney Writers' Festival panel last week, featuring George Saunders, Anne Enright, Brit Bennett and Mikhail Zygar. Catch up on iView below, and watch a new episode with Colson Whitehead and Natalie Haynes on the ABC at 10pm tonight!
Australians rank reading as our favourite leisure activity — and we still prefer a printed book in our hands.
The Australia Council for the Arts and Macquarie University recently surveyed thousands of Australians about their reading habits. The resulting report, 'Reading the Reader' was launched last week at the Festival and is now available online.
Acknowledge that elephant in the room, ask prickly questions and flip your perspective on what you know to be true with other curious, open-minded people. Museum of Contemporary Art Australia presents #ConversationStarters – a weekend-long event opening doors to difficult conversations and figuring out how we can make sense of our global situation, together. From weaving workshops to artist... View details ⇨
The Sydney Film Festival kicks off in just seven days! With over 288 films and 400 sessions from international and local filmmakers, there's so much to discover. Tickets are selling fast. Book here: [ Bit.ly Link ]