TalkTime – Sydney Writers Festival Livestream (Day 2) @ Gladstone City Library

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TalkTime – Sydney Writers Festival Livestream (Day 2) @ Gladstone City Library

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After the wild success of Live & Local in 2022, Sydney Writers’ Festival is coming to Gladstone in 2023 to bring the best of the Festival direct to you.

One of Australia’s most loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will live-stream its headline events from Sydney to Gladstone City Library on Thursday 25, Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May

Prepare to be invigorated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions featuring some of the world’s finest writers and thinkers. Audiences can also participate in live Q&A sessions at each event, sending questions straight to the Sydney stage.

Join us for Live & Local 2023, streamed live by Sydney Writers’ Festival and delivered locally to the Gladstone Region.

Day 1 Program

Title Participants Start Time
End Time
Program Short Copy AUSLAN Interpreted
Bringing the Past to Life Geraldine Brooks
Pip Williams
Sally Colin-James
Kate Evans (host)
10:00 11:00 Celebrated historical novelists Geraldine Brooks and Pip Williams and newcomer Sally Colin-James share their insights into drawing from the past to understand the present and the future, in a panel event hosted by ABC RN’s Kate Evans. YES
Eleanor Catton: Birnam Wood Eleanor Catton
Beejay Silcox (host)
12:00 13:00 The Booker Prize–winning author of The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton, discusses her keenly anticipated thriller Birnam Wood with Beejay Silcox.
Michael Kirby & Bo Seo Bo Sea
Michael Kirby
14:00 15:00 Two-time world debating champion and Good Arguments author Bo Seo and former High Court justice Michael Kirby examine how to better listen and disagree with each other in an era of divisive public debate.
Colson Whitehead: Harlem Shuffle Colson Whitehead
Michael Williams (host)
16:00 17:00 Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Colson Whitehead discusses his acclaimed novel Harlem Shuffle and its forthcoming follow-up, Crook Manifesto, with interviewer Michael Williams.
Bringing RBG to Life Suzie Miller
Heather Mitchell
Ailsa Piper (host)
18:00 19:00 RBG: Of Many, One, playwright Suzie Miller and actor Heather Mitchell discuss the alchemy that brought RBG to life on the page and the stage in this very special conversation between two unique artists, with Ailsa Piper.


26 May 2023


All Day


Gladstone City Library
39 Goondoon Street, Gladstone Central


Gladstone City Library
(07) 4976 6400