Program Day: Thursday 27


Main Program | The Two Sides of the Wellness Industry

The wellness industry has become a multi-billion-dollar business that claims to improve our health, happiness, and longevity. Our speakers share their research and personal stories that shed light on the …

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Book Launch | In Conversation

In Conversation is a milestone in Janice Whyne’s journey of rediscovery. The poems in In Conversation were born from words taken from snippets of conversations and media – words which …

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Main Program | In Conversation with Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Kylie Moore-Gilbert, a scholar of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, tells of her false imprisonment in Iran from September 2018 to November 2020. Her memoir The Uncaged Sky is a detailed, beautifully …

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Main Program | Speculative Fiction: Exploring our Future

Laura Jean McKay, Norman Erikson Pasaribu, and Sequoia Nagamatsu explore the power of speculative fiction to educate and influence our behavior by ultimately posing the “what if?” question through their …

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Main Program | Voices of Our Young Generation

Two voices from the younger generation, Laksmi DeNeefe Suardana and Andovi Da Lopez, will invite us to empathize with literacy issues and social problems around us. Both of them are …

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Children Program | Spin Your Own Story

Reda Gaudiamo is an award-winning writer who specialises in children’s books, short stories, and novels for young adults. Her book series Na Willa is the story of a little girl …

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Main Program | Parallel Lives: Living Between Cultures

How do we create belonging and space for ourselves to feel a sense of inclusion? Our speakers come together to discuss their experiences of living between cultures and the importance …

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Main Program | Eco Feminism: Earthly Connections

Saras Dewi, Doctor of Philosophy and author of Ecophenomenology, and Esther Vincent Xueming, author of Red Earth, an ecofeminist poetry collection, discuss the connections between feminism, healing, and ecology and …

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Main Program | Diversity in Literary Spaces

As we celebrate the growing rise in diverse stories and representation on bookshelves around the world, it remains important to acknowledge how far the literary industry has left to go. …

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Main Program | Rekindling Dormant Languages

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein. Language is imbued with cultural values, ways of thinking, and histories that must be preserved and …

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