6 Events You Must See At The 2016 Brisbane Writers Festival
Tess Church | On 06, Sep 2016
Another year, another writers festival returns with events for children, teens and adults alike. The Brisbane Writers Festival will host events around the city between the 7th â€“ 11th of September, engaging our minds and sprinkling the city with boundless creativity.
Here is The Creative Issueâ€™s list of 6 events you must see at the Brisbaneâ€™s Writers Festival this year!
Brisbane Writers Festivalâ€™s Great Debate
Watch as brilliant creative minds discuss their various ideas, particularly politics. This 2 hour satirical discussion is bound to get heated. Featuring puzzles-nerd and author David Astle; comedian Dave Oâ€™Neil; Professor of Philosophy at New College of the Humanities A.C Grayling; and 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year, writer and social activist, Yassmin Abdel-Magied.
Event Details: 7:30pm, Saturday 10th September at The Edge.
Without You, There Is No Us with Suki Kim
Novelist and investigative journalist, Suki Kim went to North Korea during the rain of Kim Jong II in 2011. Her mission: to infiltrate and understand the country built on lies and secrecy. Her discoveries have been transformed into New York Times bestselling no-fiction Without You, There Is No Us. Event Details: 7:30pm, Saturday 10th September at Auditorium 1.
Opening Address: Connection and Belonging with Lionel Shriver
Donâ€™t miss this yearâ€™s opening address by Lionel Shriver, who reflects upon why we identify each other in communities and how belonging to one group shouldnâ€™t stop us from exploring another. Shriver isnâ€™t afraid of controversy, having explored themes of Americaâ€™s health system, obesity, mother hood and terrorism in her various novels: We Need to Talk About Kevin; Big Brother; The Post-Birthday World and The Mandibles.
Event Details: 7:30pm, Thursday 8th September at the Maiwar Green.
Thatcher Stole My Trousers with Alexei Sayle
Set against 1970â€™s Britain, English comedy pioneer Alexei Sayle intersect politics and comedy as he gives a signature blend of memoir, love and laughter. This hour long event is selling fast, so book tickets now!
Event Details: 8:00pm, Friday 9th September at The Edge.
Wisdom Tree Live with Nick Earls
Join in an evening of music, literature and drama from Nick Earls’ novella series Wisdom Tree which will be brought to life in a cabaret-style performance. Four local performers – Bridget Boyel, Lucas Stibbard, Andrew Cory and Charlie Crush will be joining Earls to help interpret his novella, bringing the stories to life. Local musicians will also play five songs specifically selected by Earls to reflect the themes explored in all five stories.
Event Details: 6:00pm, Saturday 10th September at Maiwar Green.
Beautiful Failures with Lucky Clark
And finally, join journalist Lucy Clark as she challenges the purpose of childhood, the â€˜brokenâ€™ education system and the success of Beautiful Failures. This event will involve an honest and necessary discussion exploring todayâ€™s failing school environment.
Event Details: 2:30pm, Saturday 10th September at The Edge.
Here are just six of some great events to see at the Festival. To view more exciting events, see the full Brisbane Writers Festival programme on their website here.
What: Brisbane Writers Festival
Where: Various locations across Brisbane
When: Wednesday 7th â€“ Sunday 11th of September
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