Award Winners

Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

How do literary awards shape the literary landscape for writers? Are they useful, or overrated? Host Veronica Sullivan (Manager of the Stella Prize) speaks to award winners Ellen van Neerven and Marlee Jane Ward about their experiences with literary prizes.

Image credit: Sarah-Jane Edis


Fury Road

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Saturday, October 1, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Homegrown writers with a strong connection to our landscape discuss how we will weather the political, cultural and environmental challenges facing Australia.

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.

Future of … Funding

Sunday, October 2, 2016
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

What is this 'funding' and where can we find it?

Gendering Loneliness

Saturday, October 1, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

In literature, loneliness is so often gendered - from Emily Dickinson to Chris Kraus, to Leslie Jamison. What is the connection between gender, loneliness and literature?