Archive Festival 2016
Program by Type: Panel
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Monday 16 May 2016
Dictionary of Sydney Code: SR38  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Australian History

Find out about the Dictionary of Sydney and the five writers commissioned to write about Blue Mountains icons.

Monday 16 May 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba
Ticketed (see details)
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Wednesday 18 May 2016
A Love Affair with Shakespeare Code: 8  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: History, Theatre

Join our Shakespeare-loving panel as they discuss what keeps us coming back to the Bard.

Wednesday 18 May 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
State Library of NSW, Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Wing, Macquarie Street, Sydney
Ticketed: $20/$15
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Getting Published: Words to the Wise Code: SR22  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry

Authors and industry professionals demystify the opaque world of book publishing.

Wednesday 18 May 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Western Sydney University, Parramatta Campus, Building EE.G.36, Parramatta Campus, Western Sydney University, Parramatta
Free, no bookings
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Thursday 19 May 2016
Coffee and Papers with the SMH, Aleksandar Hemon and Madeline Gleeson Code: 13  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs

Start the day with Judith Whelan, SMH journalists and festival guests talking news headlines.

Thursday 19 May 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf, Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4/5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks
Free, no bookings
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Historical Obsessions Code: 23  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: History, Australian History

Award-winning historians reveal how they fell in love with their subjects.

Thursday 19 May 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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The Secret Weapons of Investigative Journalists Code: 22  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Politics & Current Affairs, Publishing Industry

Threats, intimidation and high risk taking are all in a day’s work for a journalist.

Thursday 19 May 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Sport: The Great Distractor? Code: 19  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Sport, Indigenous, Australian History, Politics & Current Affairs

On the systemic racial and cultural tensions that plague Australian sport today.

Thursday 19 May 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pier 4/5 The Waterfront, End of Pier 4/5, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $15
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Ghostwriting: The Untold Story Code: 20  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Biography & Memoir

On the joys (and pitfalls) of being someone’s voice.

Thursday 19 May 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Richard Wherrett Studio, Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $15
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Sound and Silence Code: 15  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Music, Fiction

Award-winning novelists Mireille Juchau and Anna Smaill explore the power of sound.

Thursday 19 May 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $15
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The Book Club  * SOLD OUT * Code: 27  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Fiction

A taping of a special Sydney Writers’ Festival edition of ABC TV’s The Book Club.

Thursday 19 May 2016 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
ABC TV Studios, 700 Harris Street, Ultimo
Free, bookings essential. Phone 8333 3644 or email bookclub@abc.net.au to request tickets. Please note that there is a two-ticket-per-person booking limit. 
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The Underbelly of Sydney Code: 36  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Crime, Historical Fiction, Australian History

True tales of the colourful characters who shaped this city’s sordid past. 

Thursday 19 May 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Climate: Knowledge and Hope Code: 31  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Science & Environment, Politics & Current Affairs

On the importance of being informed about science research and climate change policy.

Thursday 19 May 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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Writers in Danger Code: 29  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, Fiction, Asia

On the perils of writing in repressive regimes.

Thursday 19 May 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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Going Home: Belonging, Family and Food  * SOLD OUT * Code: 28  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Food, Travel

On the complicated relationship between heritage, family and home.

Thursday 19 May 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $15
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Philanthropy: The Art of Giving Code: 48  |  Type: Panel

Penelope Seidler AM and Phillip Keir discuss the motivation behind their acts of giving.

Thursday 19 May 2016 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings.
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NSW Premier’s Awards: Meet the Writers Code: 49  |  Type: Panel

Be the first to hear from winners of the 2016 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.

Thursday 19 May 2016 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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The Politics of Paperbacks Code: 41  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Publishing Industry, Biography & Memoir

A fascinating discussion about intriguing stories from the book industry.

Thursday 19 May 2016 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $15
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The Book Club  * SOLD OUT * Code: 51  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Biography & Memoir

Two tapings of special Sydney Writers’ Festival editions of ABC TV’s The Book Club.

Thursday 19 May 2016 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM
ABC TV Studios, 700 Harris Street, Ultimo
Free, bookings essential. Phone 8333 3644 or email bookclub@abc.net.au to request tickets. Please note that there is a two-ticket-per-person booking limit. 
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On the Road Code: 59  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Feminism, Travel, Indigenous

On this trio’s love of the road, and the people they have met along the way.

Thursday 19 May 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $30/$25
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India: Writers Talk Politics Code: 60  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: History, Politics & Current Affairs, Asia

Join a lively discussion on pressing social and political issues facing India today.

Thursday 19 May 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Animating History Code: 57  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Historical Fiction

On the joys (and inconveniences) of bringing the past to life in fiction.

Thursday 19 May 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pier 4/5 The Waterfront, End of Pier 4/5, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $15
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Art and Life Code: 58  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Art & Design, Australian History, Fiction

On Australian literary lives from Randolph Stow to Eva Langley and John and Sunday Reed.

Thursday 19 May 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Richard Wherrett Studio, Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $15
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The Danger of Ideas  * SOLD OUT * Code: 68  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Politics & Current Affairs, Philosophy

Has political correctness gone too far, or not far enough?

Thursday 19 May 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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Creating Worlds Code: 73  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

These authors share how they create such vivid imaginary worlds.

Thursday 19 May 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Things Fall Apart Code: 70  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction

Writers discuss how they write about difficult periods and how their characters survive them.

Thursday 19 May 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Richard Wherrett Studio, Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $15
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For the Love of Animals Code: 67  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Science & Environment

What’s the role of animals in a meaningful and creative life?

Thursday 19 May 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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One Life, Many Worlds Code: 72  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir

Hear about the personalities, places and turning points that have shaped these writers’ lives.

Thursday 19 May 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Finance and Fiction Code: 65  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Business & Economics, Fiction

On our enduring fascination with folly, greed and the post-GFC world.

Thursday 19 May 2016 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $15
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Words from the West Code: SR23  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Poetry

A night of storytelling, conversation and provocation.

Thursday 19 May 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Parramatta Artists Studios, Level Two, 68 Macquarie St, Parramatta
Free, bookings not required, light refreshments provided. For inquiries please call 9687 6090, email studios@parracity.nsw.gov.au
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Where I Live Code: SR4  |  Type: Panel

A discussion on how place shapes identity and creative expression.

Thursday 19 May 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Bryan Brown Theatre, Corner of Rickard and Chapel Roads, Bankstown
Free, bookings essential whereilivexswf.eventbrite.com.au
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Friday 20 May 2016
Coffee and Papers with the SMH, Xu Zhiyuan and Satyajit Das| Code: 84  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Business & Economics, Politics & Current Affairs, Asia

SMH journalists and festival guests on what’s making headlines today.

Friday 20 May 2016 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf, Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4/5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks
Free, no bookings
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Fixing the System Code: 92  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Politics & Current Affairs, Business & Economics

How our institutions both support and fail us, and what we can do about it. 

Friday 20 May 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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William Boyd and Julian Barnes: History and Fiction Code: 91  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction

Two British masters discuss whether fiction can go where history fears to tread.

Friday 20 May 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $30/$25
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Ireland: Writers Talk Politics Code: 87  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Politics & Current Affairs, Business & Economics

Join a lively discussion on pressing social and political issues facing Ireland today.

Friday 20 May 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pier 2/3 Main Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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Napoleon: The Intrigues of an Emperor Code: 88  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, History, Military, Historical Fiction

An eye-opening panel on the machinations of one of history’s greatest public figures.

Friday 20 May 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pier 2/3 The Loft, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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‘Difficult’ Women  * SOLD OUT * Code: 89  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Feminism

Why are women so often labelled ‘troublemakers’ for challenging the status quo?

Friday 20 May 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pier 4/5 The Waterfront, End of Pier 4/5, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $15
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New Australian Voices Code: 97  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Discover Australia’s best emerging writers as they read from and discuss their work.

Friday 20 May 2016 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf, Sydney Theatre Company, Pier 4/5 Hickson Rd, The Rocks
Free, no bookings
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The Shadow of 1975  * SOLD OUT * Code: 107  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Politics & Current Affairs, Australian History

On one of the most dramatic years in Australian history.

Friday 20 May 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wharf 2 Theatre, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $20/$15
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Have We Reached Peak Internet? Code: 105  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Technology, Politics & Current Affairs, Business & Economics

On the infinite possibilities of technology in the future.

Friday 20 May 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sydney Dance 1, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings
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Stories Buildings Tell  * SOLD OUT * Code: 99  |  Type: Panel   |  Genres: Politics & Current Affairs, History, Art & Design, Travel

On the human stories behind buildings.

Friday 20 May 2016 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Ticketed: $15
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