In Draw Your Weapons, Sarah Sentilles offers an impassioned defence of life lived by peace and principle. A single book might not change the world, but this utterly original meditation on art and war might transform the way you see the world.
Join Sarah at the Courthouse Hotel for a night of art in the pub.
In her recent non-fiction work Draw Your Weapons, Sarah Sentilles challenges conventional thinking about how violence is waged, witnessed and resisted. She makes a case for art as a ‘weapon against weapons’ and helps us to see and feel the strength of the human spirit that lies in our responses to the horrors of war and violence.
In this unique conversation with The School of Life, Sarah Sentilles will explore how art helps us to live with and recover from violence.
In Draw Your Weapons, Sarah Sentilles writes: "Behold, we are making a new thing". That thought sustained Myuran Sukumaran in his final months, awaiting execution in an Indonesian jail and learning to paint. Tansy Curtin, curatorial manager at Bendigo Art Gallery, talks with Sarah about art as redemption.
How much responsibility does a writer have towards the people, places and events that inspired the book? Leo D'Angelo Fisher asks Sarah Krasnostein and Ben Doherty about being the 'bearer of the tale', and how they negotiated with themselves, their subjects and the reader, to write their books.
Sarah Krasnostein's award-winning book about Sandra Pankhurst (The Trauma Cleaner) is unlike any other biography ever written. She talks with Gemma Rayner about why she decided to tell the story and how she gradually built this portrait of the 'trauma cleaner'.
How to live in the face of so much suffering? How to respond to violence that feels like it can't be stopped? These are the questions Sarah Sentilles asks, and Tim Costello answers, 'with faith and hope'. Sarah Macdonald hosts a conversation about where inspiration can be found to transform the world.
In the home, at the Bar, on the footy field...and on the grand stage of Ulumbarra Theatre. That's a woman's place in 2018, and to find out what that means for all of us, Lindy Burns hosts Sarah Sentilles, Timmah Ball, Nadia Jamal and Tracey Spicer. What are their memories about mothers and grandmothers? As children, who did they want to be when they grew up? What do they want for the women of tomorrow?
Sue Williams, author of the beloved Rusty Bore series, visits Realm to discuss her latest novel: LIVE AND LET FRY. Funny, charming and uniquely Australian, LIVE AND LET FRY is pure escapist crime writing. Hear Sue talk about her writing process and enjoy a delicious brunch afterwards.