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Monday, May 14 2012
Tabloid: David McKnight on Murdoch  * SOLD OUT * Code: 3  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Historical Fiction, , Biography & Memoir, Publishing Industry, Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs, Business & Economics

David McKnight discusses his book on Rupert Murdoch’s political power with Jonathan Holmes.

Monday, May 14 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
State Library of NSW, Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Tuesday, May 15 2012
Opening Address: The Private Moment Code: 5  |  Type: Address   |  Genres: Feminism, Fiction, Politics & Current Affairs

Hisham Matar gives the private moment its worth in our Opening Address.

Tuesday, May 15 2012 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Ticketed: $35/$25
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
 
Thursday, May 17 2012
Labor’s Love’s Lost Code: 15  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs, , Biography & Memoir, History

Frank Sartor talks to Lachlan Harris about the future of the ALP.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
What is Australia For? Code: 18  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, History, Art & Design, Politics & Current Affairs, Business & Economics,

Frank Moorhouse, Nick Bryant and Robyn Archer, with Julianne Schultz.

Thursday, May 17 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Journalism 2.0 Code: 27  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Historical Fiction, Feminism, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Publishing Industry

Journalist Heather Brooke joins tabloid supremo Alex Mitchell in canvassing the limits in the digital age.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Am I Black Enough For You? Code: 28  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Indigenous, Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

Anita Heiss tells Anne Summers about the challenge to her identity.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Black Dog Daze Code: 32  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, , Science & Environment, Politics & Current Affairs

Andrew Robb tells Lisa Pryor about his battle with depression.

Thursday, May 17 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Beyond the Tent Embassy Code: 35  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Indigenous, Food, , Politics & Current Affairs, Religion & Spirituality, Feminism

Sam Watson, Ali Cobby Eckermann and Chris Graham talk to Jeff Sparrow.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Kitchen Table Climate Change Code: 39  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

A personal take on climate change with wife and husband Anna Rose and Simon Sheikh.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Trophies Code: 41  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, , Politics & Current Affairs, Biography & Memoir

Joe McGinniss and Michael Hastings talk to Nick Bryant.

Thursday, May 17 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Come the Revolution? Code: 46  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, History, Publishing Industry

Alex Mitchell discusses his rollicking autobiography with Richard Ackland.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
MYOB Code: 47  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Historical Fiction, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Should politics control the Internet or imitate it? Heather Brooke talks to Waleed Aly about the question of our time.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
What the Luck! Code: 49  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, , Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs

Peter Hartcher, Paul Cleary, and George Megalogenis tell Andrew Clark about the lucky country.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Interview with the Interrogator Code: 51  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Former CIA analyst and interrogator Glenn Carle talks to David Leser.

Thursday, May 17 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Is Civil Disobedience Only for the Intelligentsia? Code: 56  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

An interactive audience event from the Thought Broker mob.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Michael Kirby Code: 60  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs

Michael Kirby talks to Anne Summers about his public and private life.

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Lowdown from Jim Hightower Code: 249  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: , Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

Texas author Jim Hightower tells us there are things about America’s politicians that are still private. (And shouldn’t be.)

Thursday, May 17 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Troubles with Ireland Code: 63  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, Fiction, History, Politics & Current Affairs, Business & Economics, Poetry,

Sebastian Barry and Roddy Doyle tell Tom Keneally about the woe and hope of the Emerald Isle.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Ticketed: $25/$20
City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney  read more >
Launch: The People Smuggler Code: 65  |  Type: Launch   |  Genres: , Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

Penguin launches a new book about one of our most contentious political issues.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Free, no bookings
Bangarra Mezzanine, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Turning the Tide Code: 8  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Fashion, Indigenous, History, Religion & Spirituality, Politics & Current Affairs

Larissa Behrendt, Peter Minter, Lionel Fogarty and Ali Cobby Eckermann map Indigenous writing today.

Thursday, May 17 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Great Hall, Sydney University, The Quadrangle, Off Science Road, Glebe  read more >
OccupySWF Code: 66  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, , Politics & Current Affairs

Can Occupy Wall Street change the world? Loretta Napoleoni, Chad Harbach and John Keane talk to Simon Tormey.

Thursday, May 17 2012 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Free, no bookings
The Great Hall, Sydney University, The Quadrangle, Off Science Road, Glebe  read more >
 
Friday, May 18 2012
The Tyranny of Affluence  * SOLD OUT * Code: 75  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, History, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs,

George Megalogenis and Geoffrey Blainey tell us if you can be too rich.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Debt in Venice  * SOLD OUT * Code: 79  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Science & Environment, Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, History

Jane Gleeson-White tells Geoffrey Lehmann about the innovation that facilitated the Renaissance and capitalism.

Friday, May 18 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Left Turn Code: 84  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Jeff Sparrow and Antony Loewenstein talk to Kellie Tranter about a new agenda for the Left.

Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The End of Ponzi Prosperity  * SOLD OUT * Code: 88  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: , Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs

Satyajit Das asks, can the world’s financial system last?

Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Runaway General Code: 89  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs

Michael Hastings talks to Mark Colvin.

Friday, May 18 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Jeff Jarvis: Let Freedom Reign Code: 100  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Historical Fiction, , Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Publishing Industry, Feminism

Jeff Jarvis is on a mission to keep the Internet free. Join him for this talk introduced by the ABC’s Mark Scott.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Wharf Theatre 2  read more >
Who’s POTUS? Code: 98  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism, Biography & Memoir

Joe McGinniss, David Smith and Annie Groer cast their predictions on the 2012 US presidential election. Chair: Julia Baird.

Friday, May 18 2012 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Spiritual Climate Change Code: 106  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Religion & Spirituality, , Politics & Current Affairs

Stephanie Dowrick speaks to Simon Longstaff about our urgent need for another kind of climate change.

Friday, May 18 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Preventing Torture Code: 109  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Politics & Current Affairs, Biography & Memoir, Feminism

Former CIA interrogator Glenn Carle talks to Danielle Celermajer.

Friday, May 18 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
The Betrayal of Papunya Code: 110  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Indigenous, Feminism, , Politics & Current Affairs, Religion & Spirituality

Russell Skelton and Marion Scrymgour dig down to the core of Indigenous issues with Christopher Warren.

Friday, May 18 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Modified Tweet Code: 113  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Historical Fiction, , Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism, Business & Economics, Art & Design

@CatherineDeveny, @KathyLette and @Colvinius talk Twitter with @drplainenglish.

Friday, May 18 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Ticketed: $15/$10
Wharf Theatre 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Welcome to the Hyperbowl Code: 118  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs,

Eric Knight, Kathy Lette and Nick Bryant put our political language to the test. With Janine Perrett.

Friday, May 18 2012 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Can’t Be That Hard  * SOLD OUT * Code: 125  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs,

George Megalogenis, Annabel Crabb, Peter Hartcher, Malcolm Turnbull and Lachlan Harris, with Barrie Cassidy.

Friday, May 18 2012 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney  read more >
Bad News Code: 127  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Robert Manne examines the way The Australian shapes national debate.

Friday, May 18 2012 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Free, bookings essential 9242 8555
Customs House, The Reading Room, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay  read more >
You Must Have Something to Hide Code: 131  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, , Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs

Michael Kirby, Stella Rimington, Glenn Carle, Jeff Jarvis and Heather Brooke talk to David Marr.

Friday, May 18 2012 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney  read more >
 
Saturday, May 19 2012
The Man Without a Face Code: 141  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Crime, Feminism, Biography & Memoir, , Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs

Masha Gessen’s biography of Putin shines a light on his brutal modus operandi. With Jane Hutcheon.

Saturday, May 19 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Ticketed: $15/$10
Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
No More Nuremburg Defence Code: SR26  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Feminism, Politics & Current Affairs, Biography & Memoir

Glenn Carle tells Elisabeth Wynhausen why he resigned from the CIA.

Saturday, May 19 2012 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Free, bookings essential 8839 3399
Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta  read more >
Resistance Code: 145  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: , Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism, History

Laura Soares Abrantes, Isabel ‘Beba’ Sequeira and Sylvia Lawson tell Katherine Thomson about demanding the impossible.

Saturday, May 19 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
Capitalism Today  * SOLD OUT * Code: 147  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: , Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Feminism

Loretta Napoleoni tells Alan Kohler about where our capitalism has gone wrong.

Saturday, May 19 2012 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Ticketed: $20/$15
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay  read more >
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