BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-// Event SR9//EN UID:2012051501300002910 BEGIN:VEVENT SUMMARY: Building Empathy in an Age of Terrorism and Asylum Seeking LOCATION: Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba DESCRIPTION: As society polarises around issues of terrorism and asylum seekers, how can writers help to build empathy and understanding for our common human condition? Chris McCourt, who has written a pacy novel set in the Australian outback, and Ghassan Nakhoul, the first Arabic writer to win a Walkley Award, discuss their different approaches.nnPresented with Varuna, The Writers’ House.nnTickets:nTuesday 15 May all-day pass $60/$50nMonday & Tuesday 2-day pass $90 (no concession)nSingle Sessions (unless otherwise indicated): $15\n\n\n\nParticipants: Chris McCourt, Ghassan Nakhoul (facilitator)\nCost: $60/$50 all-day pass \nBookings:\nDisabled Access: Yes\nHearing Loop : No DTSTAMP:20120515T013000Z DTSTART:20120515T013000Z DTEND:20120515T023000Z END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR