In person – Griffith Review at Northern Territory Writers Festival – Acts of Reckoning


Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning at Northern Territory Writers Festival

When: 2:00 pm, Saturday 25 June 2022

Where: Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory Marquee, 19 Conacher Street, The Gardens, NT

Tickets: Purchase here

Featuring: Teela Reid, Thomas Mayor and Jasmin McGaughey

Four years on from the Uluru Statement from the Heart, important questions remain. How can we begin to imagine a better future without full recognition of the past? And how can this reckoning take place in an era of quick assumptions and divides, alternative facts and cancellations? Join three thought-provoking contributors to Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning for a timely and wide-ranging discussion of the multifaceted issues... Read more

The launch of Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning – online and in-person event


When: 6.30–7.30 pm AEST, Thursday 12 May 2022.

Where: Hosted by Avid Reader Bookshop. Join us online via Zoom or in person at 193 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane.

Tickets:  Free! Registrations essential. Please click here.

Contributing Editor Teela Reid and contributor Merinda Dutton join Editor Ashley Hay to celebrate the launch of Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning.

Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning is a wide-ranging discussion of the multifaceted issues at play in Australia’s fraught journey towards a full settlement with Indigenous peoples. Can its leaders take up the generous offer from Australia’s Aboriginal nations to walk together to forge change through dialogue? What might... Read more

In person – Griffith Review at Sydney Writers Festival – Truth-Telling in a Post-Truth World


Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning at Sydney Writers Festival

When: 4:00 pm, Friday 20 May 2022

Where: Carriageworks, Track 12

Tickets: Free. No need to register, however it’s recommended you arrive early to avoid disappointment. More information here.

The quest for settlement with Australia’s First Nations continues through personal, political and philosophical spheres. Thomas Mayor, Teela Reid and Kirli Saunders join Ashley Hay to reframe distinct and exciting versions of power, the past and time itself, as presented in Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning.

About the panellists

Ashley Hay is an award-winning novelist and essayist. She is Editor of Griffith Review.

Thomas Mayor is a Torres... Read more

In person – Griffith Review at Newcastle Writers Festival – Learning Curves


Learning Curves at Newcastle Writers Festival

When: 1:30 pm, Sunday 3 April 2022

Where: Cummings Room, Newcastle City Hall, 290 King Street

Tickets: Free. More information here.

Is reading the cornerstone of a learning life, and does its power change from pre-school years to university? Join Ashley Hay, Tegan Bennett Daylight and Catherine Keenan as they explore these learning curves.

About the panellists

Ashley Hay is an award-winning novelist and essayist. She edits Griffith Review.

Tegan Bennett Daylight is a writer, teacher and critic. Her latest books are the essay collection The Details: On Love, Death and Reading (Simon & Schuster, 2020) and the Stella Prize–shortlisted Six Bedrooms (Vintage, 2015). She teaches in the Creative Writing program at the University of... Read more

In person – ABC RN Big Ideas and Griffith Review at Adelaide Writers’ Week – Taking down the decorations

Exploring education through Griffith Review 75: Learning Curves at Adelaide Writers’ Week

When: 3:45 pm, Wednesday 9 March 2022

Where: Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, West Stage

Tickets: Free. No need to register or purchase a ticket.

Please note this event will be recorded for later broadcast.

Join Big Ideas’ Paul Barclay for a fascinating conversation from two sides of the educational fence with the same sense of schooling: a system that resembles an over-decorated Christmas tree. Professor Pasi Sahlberg, a leading Finnish researcher based at UNSW’s Gonski Institute, meets Gabbie Stroud, prominent recovering teacher, to discuss the way back to success for Australia’s students, schools and teachers, and the complex mess... Read more

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... Read more

The launch of Griffith Review 75: Learning Curves – online event

Wherever you are, you’re invited!


When: 6.30–7.30 pm AEST, Thursday 10 February 2022.

Where: Online via Zoom hosted by Avid Reader Bookshop.

Tickets:  Free! Please click here. Registrations essential.

Education never ends, as Sherlock Holmes once told Watson – but where does it begin? Join Griffith Review Editor Ashley Hay in conversation with Bri Lee and Catherine Keenan as they explore what we can learn about learning from the perspective of the youngest people in the mix. They’ll discuss the complexity of Australia’s early childhood systems, how false distinctions between ‘care’ and ‘education’ for young children can reinforce regressive ideas about motherhood, and the potential of a reading revolution.

How might the... 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... 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... 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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