Archive Festival 2016

This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

Code: CUR266  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Film & TV, Politics & Current Affairs
Like every speechwriter, Lucinda Holdforth watched The West Wing for career tips. She learned so much more. She shares what Aaron Sorkin, the master screenwriter behind the hit series and many others, has taught her about citizenship, the sex appeal of too-many-words, and the power of art to summon the future.   

Supported by the University of Sydney.

Sunday 22 May 2016 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
Pier 2/3 Curiosity Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings

Lucinda Holdforth (Australian)

Lucinda Holdforth is a speechwriter and author of True Pleasures: A Memoir of Women in Paris, and Why Manners Matter.  She is currently working on a book about modern speechwriting.

Juanita Ruys (Australian)

Dr Juanita Feros Ruys is Director of the University of Sydney Node of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800. She specializes in the field of Medieval Latin texts. Her research interests include medieval and early modern didactic literature, the epistemology of experience in the Middle Ages, medieval understandings of suicide, empathy in the Middle Ages, and medieval demonology. She is the author of The Repentant Abelard (Palgrave 2014) and is currently working on two monographs on medieval demonology.