Events

Events for 2022 will be announced soon!

We have a wonderful programme of events planned for the coming year. Make sure you have signed up to our newsletter to be the first to receive announcements.

In 2022 Griffith Review is exploring what we can learn about learning, national and international projects of reckoning, the deep south of Antarctica and sumptuous feasts of food. We’re excited to feature new work and ideas from Gabbie Stroud, Pasi Sahlberg, Lisa Fuller, Tegan Bennett Daylight, Teela Reid, Henry Reynolds, Jane Gleeson-White, Mykaela Saunders, Jo Chandler, Laura ElveryShakira Hussein and many more outstanding writers.

Broadcast recording – ABC RN Big Ideas for Melbourne Writers Festival and Griffith Review: Other ways the world could be

We all have different expectations of utopian and dystopian stories, but how do they confound understanding when we live through them? ABC RN’s Paul Barclay speaks with a panel of contributors to Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia! about unexpected realities and revelations amid the largest narratives of our time and how they shape our vision for other ways the world could be. Featuring writers Julian MeyrickKristen Rundle and David Threlfall.

Listen here.

About the panellists

Paul Barclay is a Walkley Award-winning journalist and broadcaster with an appetite for ideas and in-depth analysis and discussion. He has produced and presented countless stories for more than twenty-five years for an array of programs on virtually... Read more

The launch of Griffith Review 74: Escape Routes – In person and online event

Wherever you are, you’re invited!

 

When: 6.30–7.30 pm, Thursday 11 November 2021

Where: In-person at Avid Reader Bookshop in Brisbane or join via Zoom. Registrations essential.

Tickets:  Free! Please click here.

Sometimes, we all need to get away…

From mermaids and space matriarchs to fresh starts and flights of fancy, Escape Routes explores what it means to break out and break free.

Join contributors Sally Breen, Jodie Lea Martire and Megan McGrath as they read from their work in Griffith Review 74: Escape Routes. You’ll also hear from Griffith Review editor Ashley Hay who will share stories from the making of this edition and give you an... Read more

IPAA ACT – Griffith Review 72: States of Mind – Online event

 

The importance of mental health awareness in the public health sector

Join Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) ACT and a distinguished panel of Griffith Review 72: States of Mind contributors for a discussion on mental health awareness and its importance to the public service.

When: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm AEST, Thursday 4 November 2021

Where: Virtual event

Purchase your ticket here

Mental health awareness and wellbeing have never been more critical.

Leaders at all levels of the public sector need to put mental health ‘on the table’ – to talk about it, invite others to talk about it, and work actively to develop resources and... Read more

Online event – Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival – Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia!

 

When: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEST, Saturday 9 October 2021

Where: Online. Register here.

Join Griffith Review editor Ashley Hay in conversation with Jane Gleeson-White, Bronwen Morgan and Amelia Thorpe – all contributors to Griffith Review’s latest edition, Hey, Utopia! – as they explore the power of asking ‘what if’. How can this simple question open up new possibilities in law, in economics, in governance and policy in the world as we inhabit and experience it, and what happens when we disrupt and explode premises taken for granted for so long?

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Online event – UK/AU Season – Beyond COVID-19 to Trade and Exchange

 

When: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEST, Thursday 23 September 2021

Where: Online. Register here.

REGISTRATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL AND CLOSE AT 4 PM ON 23 SEPTEMBER.

Join Griffith Review, Australia’s leading journal for new ideas and great writing, and Kapacity.org for a conversation exploring the contemporary relationship between the UK and Australia.

How can Australia and the UK work together to build smarter solutions around COVID-19 recovery? How can tourism, study and bilateral trade advance this?

Facilitated by Natasha Cica of Kapacity.org, co-editor of Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange and featuring an exciting panel of internationally agile leaders, this event explores questions raised in The European Exchange –... Read more

Online event – UK/AU Season – Beyond Colony to Cross-Cultural Learning

 

When: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm AEST, Wednesday 15 September 2021

Where: Online. Register here.

Join Griffith Review, Australia’s leading journal for new ideas and great writing, and Kapacity.org for a conversation exploring the contemporary relationship between the UK and Australia.

What are the challenges and opportunities for Australia and the UK around our shared colonial legacy? How can we generate cross-cultural learnings?

Facilitated by Natasha Cica of Kapacity.org, co-editor of Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange and featuring an exciting panel of cultural and academic leaders, this UK/AU Season event explores questions raised in The European Exchange – one... Read more

Online event – Hey, Utopia! Imagining a Better Future

 

When: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEST, Tuesday 31 August 2021

Where: Online. Register here.

Griffith University Alumni Relations and Griffith Review are delighted to invite you to join Griffith University Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans for an online panel discussion inspired by the latest edition of Griffith Review.

Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia! explores the ramifications of utopian thinking through a range of contexts including policy and politics, people-power, philosophy and more. What are the possibilities and pitfalls of utopian thinking? What is the future of change-making in a post-pandemic world?

Join editor of Griffith Review Dr Ashley Hay for a thought-provoking and engaging conversation featuring Professor Danielle Celermajer, Amanda Tattersall and... Read more

Live event Gold Coast – Joe Gorman at Dancing in the Dark, a Smallroom Reading Night

Smallroom Reading Collective presents Dancing in the Dark, the latest instalment of their infamous no holds barred reading nights where the best wordsmiths come out to play.

Writer Joe Gorman will read Looking for Johnny Burnaway, an online exclusive from Griffith Review 72: States of Mind in which Joe begins piecing together the fragments of a family puzzle to discover the story of his Uncle Johnny, a punk musician from Brisbane who lived hard and fast and who took his secrets to the grave.

When: 6:00 pm Friday 20 August.

Where: Griffith University Drama Theatre, Gold Coast.

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Online – The launch of Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia!

Wherever you are, you’re invited!

 

When: 6.30–7.30 pm, Thursday 12 August 2021

Where: Hosted online by Avid Reader Bookshop. Join via Zoom. Registrations essential.

Tickets:  Free! Register here.

Explore other ways the world can be through changemaking, science, theatre, creativity, relationships, partnerships…and time travel.

Join contributors to Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia! –  Julian Meyrick, Amanda NiehausHugh Possingham and Amanda Tattersall – as they take a deep-dive with Ashley Hay into other ways to see the world.

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