Events

The Whitlam Institute and Griffith Review – Closed Borders, Open Minds?

 

An online conversation from

Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange

6pm AEDT, Thursday 10 December 2020

Presented by the Whitlam Institute

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COVID-19 has changed our world. Australia’s international border has been effectively closed since March and the continent seems more distant than ever from places and people that have long influenced and informed it – including Europe, with its dialogues and its diversity.

How do we keep global engagement alive in these challenging times? How can we stay open to ideas beyond our own national frame? Do closed borders inevitably lead to closed minds?

Join key contributors to... Read more

Wollongong Writers Festival: Seventy is the new fifty

 

When: 6pm AEDT, Thursday 26 November 2020
Where: Zoom hosted by Wollongong Writers Festival
Tickets: $10 + booking fee. Purchase here.

In a world where seventy is the new fifty, old age isn’t what it used to be. By 2060, the ratio of Australians aged over sixty-five will have passed one in four. This unprecedented demographic transformation marks a quiet revolution with far-reaching consequences for both individuals and wider society. Join Griffith Review editor Ashley Hay and contributors to Griffith Review 68: Getting On Helen Garner and Vicki Laveau-Harvie as they discuss ageing in contemporary times.

About the panellists

Helen Garner’s first book, Monkey Grip, appeared in... Read more

ABC RN Big Ideas and The Elemental Summer

Wherever you are, you’re invited!

ABC RN Big Ideas and The Elemental Summer

 

When: 6:30–7:30 pm, Tuesday 15 December 2020
Where: Zoom hosted by Avid Reader
Tickets: Free. Please register here

 

Are we on the brink of another unstable summer?

 

In anticipation of what the next summer might bring, Griffith Review is publishing The Elemental Summer, a new online initiative featuring writing from a selection of Australia’s most respected thinkers on climate.

Join Radio National Big Ideas presenter Paul Barclay as he explores the coming season with Elemental Summer contributors Joëlle Gergis, James Bradley and Susan Harris Rimmer.

The Elemental Summer will lead coverage of the season’s stories and contribute to a necessarily unpredictable conversation about our... Read more

Launch – Griffith Review 70: Generosities of Spirit

Wherever you are, you’re invited! 

Launch of Griffith Review 70: Generosities of Spirit . 

 

When: 6.30–7.30pm, Thursday 12 November 2020
Where: Zoom event hosted by Avid Reader
Tickets: Free! Register here

The end of this challenging year feels like a good time to be exploring and celebrating generosities of spirit with powerful short fiction, non-fiction and poetry from an exciting range of emerging and established voices.

Join Generosities of Spirit featured authors Allanah Hunt, Kate Veitch, Rhianna Boyle and Kristina Olsson in conversation with Griffith Review Managing Editor John Tague as they reflect on the year that was. This very special event celebrates the winners of Griffith Review’s latest Novella Project and showcases two of its featured... Read more

Rose Scott Women Writers Festival

 

Getting On: Ageing Successfully

Charlotte Wood and Therese Hall with Ashley Hay

 

Date:  Saturday 19 September 2020
Time: 11.30 – 12.30 AEST
Location: Zoom video conferencing app. To set up zoom download from zoom.us/download.

Now is the time to talk more broadly about the potential benefits – as well as the challenges – of growing old. Griffith Review 68: Getting On contributes to this necessary conversation, offering an insightful exploration of the many truths of ageing, and some causes for celebration.

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ABC RN Big Ideas – The cultural exchange between Australia and Europe

 

Inspired by Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange, published in partnership with the Australian National University, Dr Natasha Cica, Christos Tsiolkas and Irris Makler join ABC Radio National’s Paul Barclay to explore the deep and complex relationships between Europe and Australia – and show how Australians of many backgrounds have contributed to a longstanding dialogue that enriches both continents.

Broadcast: 8.05 pm, Wednesday 9 September 2020, ABC Radio National
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COVID 19 may have physically cut Australia off from Europe – for the time being – but we have a long and deep history of cultural exchange with the countries of the European continent. European migrants and refugees have helped shape modern Australia, and the... Read more

Griffith Review 69 national launch – via Zoom


 

When: 6:00pm, Tuesday 25 August
Where: Live stream via Zoom
RSVP: Please register here


Griffith Review invites you to the national launch of The European Exchange, hosted by our publishing partners for this edition, the Australian National University.

 


COVID-19 is profoundly changing our understanding of borders and freedom of movement – but the relationships between the world’s European north and its Australian south have always been a dynamic work in progress.

Join Natasha Cica, co-editor of Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange, as she explores the richness of the... Read more

Brisbane launch – Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange

Wherever you are, you’re invited!

Brisbane launch of Griffith Review 69: The European Exchange via Zoom.

 

When: 6:30–7:30pm, Thursday 13 August 2020
Where: Zoom hosted by Avid Reader
Tickets: Free. Please register here before 4pm 13 August in order to receive the Zoom link

So many aspects of the world have been transformed by COVID-19 during 2020, its regions and its countries reset as distinct and disconnected places. But while this crisis has profoundly challenged the idea of Europe and Australia as interconnected and accessible, the ongoing exchange between these two continents will continue to evolve and reshape.

Join The European Exchange co-editor Natasha Cica and contributors Robyn Archer and Mat Schulz... Read more

ABC RN Big Ideas – Aged care, dementia and assisted dying

Inspired by Griffith Review 68: Getting On, Melanie Cheng, writer and general practitioner; Associate Professor Sarah Holland-Batt, poet, editor, critic, witness at the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety; and Andrew Stafford, author and journalist, join ABC Radio National’s Paul Barclay to discuss aged care, dementia and assisted dying.

Neglect of the elderly is rife in Australia. An ageing population also means an increase in dementia, with many saying they would rather end their life than endure the disease. Our laws, however, prevent assisted dying. Paul Barclay talks to a panel of writers about restoring dignity and empathy to aged care, and the limits of euthanasia.

Broadcast: 8.05 pm, Wednesday 1 July 2020, ABC Radio... Read more

Yarra Valley Writers Festival – Griffith Review Sunday Writerly Session

 

This is a time when we need conversations, connection and our thinkers and writers more than ever.

In that spirit, Yarra Valley Writers Festival has been reimagined and reengineered into a live-streamed event on Saturday 9 May along with a series of streamed Sunday Writerly Sessions for the rest of the month.

 

Griffith Review is hosting a terrific panel on Sunday 10 May to celebrate our 68th edition, Getting On.

Join Charlotte Wood, Donna Ward and Ailsa Piper and editor Ashley Hay in conversation about this world where seventy is the new fifty, where old age isn’t what it used to be.

As the proportion of older Australians continues to rise, the lived experience... Read more

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