Program Category: Main Program Day 3


Main Program: Tim Flannery: Sunlight and Seaweed

28 Oct 2017 09:00 /

It can be hard to feel hope in the face of daily news updates on climate change and our threatened environment. Scientist, writer and 2007 Australian of the Year Tim …

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Main Program: The Last Taboo?

28 Oct 2017 09:00 /

Why is class such a taboo topic in the 21st century? It remains deeply embedded in most societies, yet many of us deny its existence with rhetoric around equal opportunity …

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Main Program: Simon Armitage: From Punk to Poet

28 Oct 2017 09:00 /

“I’ve always tried to think of poetry as an active ingredient in the language…” From a life-long passion for rock music to his post as Oxford Professor of Poetry, poet, …

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Main Program: True Stories

28 Oct 2017 10:15 /

Intimate, personal, and revelatory: memoir and biography take us into the lives of real people. A pleasure for the reader, this raises questions for the writer: How much creative license …

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Main Program: Half a Century of ASEAN

28 Oct 2017 10:15 /

In August 1967, ASEAN began as a collective of five countries. Now ten strong, it celebrates 50 years in 2017. We invite writers from across the region to share their …

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Main Program: Postcards from the Page

28 Oct 2017 10:15 /

Hit the road with writers and editors whose words have inspired intrepid explorers and armchair adventurers alike. Juggling delights, delays, and deadlines is all in a day’s work for these …

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Main Program: Nusrat Durrani: Love in a Time of Hate

28 Oct 2017 11:45 /

The confluence of globalization, social media and technology has created unprecedented opportunity to connect the world and build bridges of understanding – especially through storytelling. A firm believer in the …

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Main Program: The Mother Lode

28 Oct 2017 11:45 /

Tap into a rich vein of inspiration as we mine motherhood in all its meanings. From mythologies of mother earth to the stories we inherit from our own mothers, the …

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Main Program: Simon Winchester: A Case for Curiosity

28 Oct 2017 11:45 /

An intellectual adventurer armed with insatiable curiosity, Simon Winchester’s bestselling books of narrative history include The Professor and the Madman, Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded and most recently, Pacific. …

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Main Program: Bali in Frame

28 Oct 2017 13:00 /

From the Majapahit Empire to the modern day, Balinese art has experienced groundbreaking periods of creativity. Join these young creatives – a painter, a photographer, an illustrator and a street …

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Main Program: Sharing Stories with the World

28 Oct 2017 13:00 /

Asia Pacific Writers and Translators is a think tank of individuals from across the region at the forefront of writing and publishing. Fresh from the tenth annual conference right here …

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Main Program: Aftermath

28 Oct 2017 13:00 /

What happens after the fighting ceases and the cameras stop filming? As the world moves on, scars remain for individuals, communities and entire nations. Casting a survey across Cambodia, India, …

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Main Program: Andreas Harsono: Keeping a Close Watch

28 Oct 2017 14:30 /

Numerous alarming events occurred in Indonesia this year. Among them, Jakarta’s popular ‘double minority’ governor was ousted in an election tainted with racist and radical rallies, and the Corruption Eradication …

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Main Program: Chapter and Verse

28 Oct 2017 14:30 /

For these writers, poetry is part of a constellation of creative expression. Writing from different cultures and literary traditions, they convene to compare notes on their poetry practice, writing women’s …

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Main Program: Paradise in Peril?

28 Oct 2017 14:30 /

Bali perpetually tops lists of the world’s favorite holiday destinations, but like most tourism hotpots it has its fair share of issues. From the environmental to the ethical: how much …

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Main Program: Moving Images

28 Oct 2017 15:45 /

Some films entertain while some trigger social change. Four of the Festival’s finest film minds step out from behind the camera to share their experiences challenging stereotypes, documenting social struggles …

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Main Program: Captivating Comics

28 Oct 2017 15:45 /

Adults read real books, and real books don’t contain pictures. For years, this was (and to some extent still is) how comics were perceived: as childish entertainment. But creators the …

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Main Program: Fuchsia Dunlop: Land of Plenty

28 Oct 2017 15:45 /

Described by the Observer Food Monthly as “a happy mix of scholarly and gluttonous”, Fuchsia Dunlop’s stories and recipes take us deep into the culinary heart of China. Join a …

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