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Sydney Writer's Festival livestream at Goldfields Libraries

Thursday 22 April 2021

The Sydney Writers' Festival Live and Local program returns to Goldfields Libraries following the post-Covid hiatus! Located in both Bendigo and Castlemaine Library, Bendigo will be bringing Sydney Writers Festival via Livestream from Friday 30th April-Sunday 2nd of May. Livestream sessions across the libraries and their addresses are as listed below.

Bendigo Library

Friday 30th April, 12-1pm
Are You There, Sydney? It's Me, Judy Blume

Castlemaine Library

Friday 30th April, 12-1pm
Are You There, Sydney? It's Me, Judy Blume

Saturday 1st May, 12-1pm
Isabel Wilkerson: Caste - The LiesThat Divide Us

Saturday 1st May, 2-3pm
Sarah Krasnostein & Helen Garner

Saturday 1st May, 4-5pm
Richard Flanagan & Laura Tingle


Guests & Authors:

Judy Blume & Sophie Black

Judy Blume, the prolific author of irreverent and celebrated books for young and old readers alike, appears live via video to discuss her storied career with Sophie Black.

Judy Blume an award-winning and enduringly popular author of more than twenty books and has sold over 75 million copies.

Sophie Black is a head of special projects at the Wheeler Centre where she has headed up the writers scheme The Next Chapter, the podcast scheme Signal Boost, the Walkley award winning podcast The Messenger, and the ABC RN program, Talkfest. She is the cochair of the human rights publication Right Now.

Isabel Wilkerson

Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of Caste, Isabel Wilkerson, appears live via video to discuss her internationally bestselling study of the powerful and unspoken social hierarchy that shapes our lives.

Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, has become a leading figure in narrative nonfiction. Her debut, The Warmth of Other Suns, won the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heartland Prize for Nonfiction, the Anisfield-Wolf Award for Nonfiction, the Lynton History Prize from Harvard and Columbia universities, and the Stephen Ambrose Oral History Prize and was shortlisted for both the Pen-Galbraith Literary Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.

Sarah Krasnostein & Helen Garner

In a very special conversation, author of The Trauma Cleaner Sarah Krasnostein discusses her new book, The Believer, a deftly drawn enquiry into the power of belief, with Helen Garner.

Sarah Krasnostein is a writer. She is admitted to legal practice in Australia and America, and holds a doctorate in criminal law. Sarah is the bestselling author of The Trauma Cleaner: One Woman’s Extraordinary Life in Death, Decay & Disaster, which won the Victorian Prize for Literature, the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Non-Fiction, the Australian Book Industry Award for General Non-Fiction and the Dobbie Literary Award.

Helen Garner writes novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for non-fiction and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award.

Richard Flanagan & Laura Tingle

Richard Flanagan’s latest book The Living Sea of Waking Dreams offers a tender, haunting portrait of a world disappearing around us. With ABC's Laura Tingle, he reflects on capturing in words the things we’re losing.

Richard Flanagan's novels have received numerous honours and are published in forty-two countries. He won the Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North and the Commonwealth Prize for Gould’s Book of Fish. A rapid on the Franklin River is named after him. Richard’s new novel is The Living Sea of Waking Dreams.

Laura Tingle is a journalist, essayist and author who has reported on Australian politics and policy for more than 35 years. In 2018, she joined the Australian Broadcasting Corporation as chief political correspondent for its flagship current affairs program 7.30, after 16 years with The Australian Financial Review where she was political editor, and previously, senior reporting positions with other major Australian mastheads.