Melbourne Writers Festival
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Melbourne's premier literary arts festival. Words, music, ideas.
||CleanJuno Dawson: Teenage Fanclub||Award-wining UK writer Juno Dawson hasn’t shied away from broaching big topics with young adult readers. Sexuality, gender, mental health and the power of writing: she talks with pop icon Brendan Maclean. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 20||13 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTherapy Couch: Judith Lucy||Comedian and writer Judith Lucy sits down on the Therapy Couch for a chat with broadcaster and book reviewer Elizabeth McCarthy, who plays ‘literary therapist’ in a discussion around the creative process and the comedy scene. Recorded live at Melbou||13 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEverything Happens for a Raisin: Jonny Sun & Mara Wilson||Twitter icons and general funny people Jonny Sun (Canadian graphic novelist) and Mara Wilson (American writer and former child actress) examine Twitter, ethics and empathy with Kirsty Webeck. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2018 and supporte||13 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr Karl Q&A||Why is the sky blue? Who put the alphabet in alphabetical order? Why do you fart? In a special Schools' Program Q&A, students ask the tough questions, and Australia's favourite scientist Dr Karl serves up the knowledge. With Leena van Deventer. Recorded||13 2 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrontier Wars||Why are there no official commemorations of the wars fought on Australian soil between First Nations people and white colonists? Author and historian Henry Reynolds explores this question with academic Marcia Langton, and why the frontier wars are still||16 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAustralia's First President||If Australia finally cut ties to the tiara and became a republic, what would the maiden address of our first president sound like? Lend an ear to speculative speeches from Father Rod Bower, Marcia Langton, Nakkiah Lui, Omar Musa and Matt Preston. Hosted||16 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFemale Thrillers||Three thriller writers, Candice Fox, Susi Fox and Megan Goldin, get into the nitty gritty of their genre. They discuss defying stereotypes and expectations of female characters, writing revenge, and how women’s stories and experiences are depicted in||16 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTa-Nehisi Coates: Writing Yourself Into History||American author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses writing yourself into history, making courageous art, Obama and We Were Eight Years in Power, Black Panther and Captain America, and the cultural, social and political issues surrounding race in||15 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|