Participants: Chris Pash, Margot O’Neill, Nicola Markus, Marian Wilkinson (facilitator)
When: Sunday, May 24 2009, 13:00 - 14:00
Where: Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio22 Hickson Road Walsh Bay
Name: Dangerous Ideas
Sometimes the world shifts and dangerous ideas enter into the mainstream, such as the concepts that humanity may not have free reign with the world's resources, that mandatory detention of asylum-seekers might not be appropriate policy, that our environmental issues are not being solved by those tasked with their solution. Chris Pash, Margot O’Neill and Nicola Markus discuss their books of activism and social change with Marian Wilkinson.
Participants: Steven Conte, Alice Nelson, Tash Aw, Kevin Rabalais (facilitator) When: Sunday, May 24 2009, 10:00 - 11:00
Where: Bangarra MezzaninePier 4/5, Hickson Road Walsh Bay
Name: Changing Worlds
From Berlin to Hong Kong to Indonesia, Steven Conte, Alice Nelson and Tash Aw’s novels are set against a background of nations in turmoil. They discuss the ‘character’ of nation in their books.