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Emerging Writers’ Festival Programme Launch: Digital Nostalgia

2 June 2020
The Wheeler Centre
Ruby-Rose Pivet-Marsh, Millie Baylis, Alistair...

We often speak of the internet as the Bad Place, but it’s also vital for many people to access resources...

Live-stream: Kevin Rudd on Australia’s Post-Pandemic Future

9 June 2020
The Wheeler Centre
Sally Warhaft and Kevin Rudd

What are the origins of COVID-19? How could the pandemic’s spread have been better contained? 

Live-stream: We Are Nemeses: Talking Experimental Comedy

11 June 2020
The Wheeler Centre
Vidya Rajan, Alistair Baldwin, Scott Limbrick,...

Vidya Rajan and Alistair Baldwin are Nemeses, a newly formed and already dysfunctional comedy duo.

On ‘Welcome’: Migration, First Nations and Refugee Communities

14 June 2020
The Wheeler Centre
Shabnam Safa, Amiel Nubaha, Gheran-Yarraman Steel...

What’s in a welcome?

Words Without Borders: An Evening of Poetry and Spoken Word

15 June 2020
The Wheeler Centre
Manal Younus, Lujayn Hourani, Flora Chol, Hani...

'Poetry is like a bird,' the Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko famously said.