Apocalypso Nights

Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Technological terror, totalitarian regimes and humanity at odds with nature and itself are just some of the perennial themes of dystopic fiction. Why do these stories continue to capture the imagination and interest of young writers and readers, how do they reflect contemporary life and are they closer to non-fiction than we would like think?

Image credit: Sarah-Jane Edis


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New Media

Friday, September 30, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

An exploration of writing and technology, as well as other forms of storytelling in new media such as podcasting, video, images and online communities

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Lost in Translation

Friday, September 30, 2016
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

La traduction. 翻訳. La traducció. Translating one word is easy these days, but how do you capture the spirit and voice of a whole text?

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First Nations Poetry as Resistance

Saturday, October 1, 2016
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hear from some deadly Aboriginal voices as they discuss poetry as a platform for activism and the space within the Australian literary landscape for Aboriginal writers to subvert the narrative.

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Class Ceiling

Saturday, October 1, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Different types of capital control access to the arts. What are the impacts of financial, cultural and social capital on 'becoming an artist'?