Canberra Writers Festival

Shireen Morris, Paul Daley and Melissa Lucashenko discuss issues pertaining to the Uluru Statement and much more with Griffith Review 60: First Things First co-editor Sandra Phillips.

When: 4–5 pm, Saturday 25 August
Where: Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia
Tickets: $12–25 (online)

First Nations Australia Writers Network National Workshop

The 2018 FNAWN Workshop program brings together leading writers, poets and storytellers to share their insights, understandings and skills. Griffith Review Editor Ashley Hay will appear as an invited guest at the Literary Sector and Publishing Industry Roundtable, the purpose of which is to strategise on ways to improve access, visibility and professional development for First Nations writers.

When: 23–26 August
Where: Gorman House, Canberra
Registration: Online

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Legacy of Empire

Celebrations of the Commonwealth Games were soured by the treatment of the Windrush Generation, highlighting the UK’s increasingly fraught relationship with its former colonies. In January Australia’s leading literary journal, Griffith Review, invited writers from around the world to offer a non-western centric perspective. Join the edition’s editor and Griffith Review‘s publisher Julianne Schultz, British publisher Margaret Busby and international writers Karen Lord and Salil Tripathi to examine Britain and its reputation abroad.

When: 7.30–9 pm, Monday 13 August
Where: Garden Theatre, Book Festival Village, Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh
Tickets: £10–12 (online)

Paul Ham – Making of a Monster

Historian Paul Ham has written about Vietnam and Hiroshima, but in his most recent work he tackles one of the thorniest stories of them all: the moments and motivations that shaped Adolf Hitler and laid the foundations for the terrors unleashed in the 1930s and 40s. While Germany’s First World... Read more

Byron Bay Writers Festival 2018

Griffith Review will once again be featured at the Byron Bay Writers Festival, held in August at Elements of Byron (see map).

First Things First

Jill Eddington, former CEO of UQP and Chair of the Literature Board of the Australia Council, in coversation with Griffith Review 60 contributors Melissa Lucashenko and Tony Birch, alongside historian Henry Reynolds.

When: Friday, 3 August 2018, 4 pm

Where: Yellow Brick Road Pavillion

The Future of the Commonwealth

Jane Camens, co-editor of Griffith Review 59, in conversation with contributors Jenny Hocking, Melissa Lucashenko and Selina Tusitala Marsh.

When: Saturday, 4 August 2018, 4 pm

Where: Greenstone Partners Marquee

One-day passes start from $111. See the festival program for more information.

Who We Are: Brisbane launch

Join Griffith Review‘s new Editor Ashley Hay to launch Griffith Review 61: Who We Are with a panel discussion between contributors Donna Lu, Stuart Glover and Mirandi Riwoe, chaired by Peter Mares.

When: 6 pm, Tuesday 7 August
Where: Avid Reader, West End
Tickets: Free

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