Beyond the inhumane policies and detention lies a group of desperate people. Kurdish journalist, poet and producer Behrouz Boochani talks live from Manus Island (where he has been detained for five years) with translator Omid Tofighian and human rights educator Arnold Zable.
Anthropologists have revealed that women, in all cultures, laugh more often than men – but why? Contradicting the bunkum that ‘women aren’t funny’, Kathy Lette is joined by Anne Edmonds, Celia Pacquola and Magda Szubanski to explore the difference between male and female humour, and how women’s humour brings us closer together.
Emotions teach us so much about being in the world. It's healthy to feel things but how do we deal with trauma and grief? Demet Divaroren, Sharon Kernot, Mantra and Abe Nouk share their experiences and advice.
How do you write a good poem? Learn the fundamentals of poetry and explore writing techniques with Sharon Kernot. Put them into practice to write your own poem in an encouraging and inspiring space.
From acclaimed author and ardent bibliophile Stuart Kells comes an exploration of the quest to find the personal library of the world’s most famous author.
Join Stuart as he talks about his new book, Shakespeare's Library: Unlocking the Greatest Mystery in Literature.
The iconic, raucous, spoken word cabaret is back at MWF – this time adapting seminal album Nevermind by Nirvana. Featuring a line-up including writers, comedians, spoken-word artists, live performers and a band, this eclectic group gather to breathe oxygen into Cobain’s masterwork. With Sarah Krasnostein.
American author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates (Black Panther comics, national correspondent for The Atlantic) is currently in development on America in the King Years, a television project about Martin Luther King Jr and the Civil Rights Movement, as well as writing the next Captain America movie. He’s discussing ‘writing yourself into history – making courageous art’ and the cultural, social and political issues surrounding race in the US today. With Santilla Chingaipe.
Yarra Plenty Regional Library's 10th Annual Booklovers Festival is all about connecting readers and writers by broadening your creativity and feeding your curiosity. Delve into the stories behind the stories by some of Australia’s most talented writers or take a creative workshop and learn the craft of writing. With Melanie Cheng, Sarah Krasnostein and Bram Presser.
Millions of words of scholarship have been expended on the world’s most famous author and his work. And yet a critical part of the puzzle, Shakespeare’s library, is a mystery. For four centuries people have searched for it: in mansions, palaces and libraries; in riverbeds, sheep pens and partridge coops; and in the corridors of the mind. Yet no trace of the bard’s manuscripts, books or letters has ever been found.
Shakespeare's Library: Unlocking the Greatest Mystery in Literature is a captivating exploration of one of literature’s most enduring enigmas. Join Stuart Kells in conversation about his new book at Ashfield Library.
Written in the final weeks before her death, Cory Taylor’s Dying: A Memoir was named by Barack Obama as one of his favourites of 2017. This warm-hearted, personal tribute includes readings and reflections on Taylor performed by writers and friends. With Krissy Kneen, Mark Baker and Penny Hueston.