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A Significant Date: 1967 Referendum – 50 Years On

Thursday 25 May 2017 - 6pm to 7pm

The 1967 federal referendum was a significant moment in Australia’s political history.  Join ABC RN’s Daniel Browning as he leads a panel discussion on the impact of the referendum and whether changes to the Australian Constitution reduced discrimination against Indigenous people in Australia.

Michael Sala: The Restorer

Wednesday 24 May 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join Michael Sala as he discusses his latest novel The Restorer with the literary editor of The Australian, Stephen Romei.

Women in the Spotlight: Still Looking for a Room of One's Own

Tuesday 23 May 2017 - 6pm to 7pm

Join Tracey Spicer and a panel of female stage and screen writers including Joanna Murray-Smith, Rachael Coopes and Jada Alberts as they discuss their experiences, inspirations and the reality of being a writer today.

Lucy Clark: Beautiful Failures

Tuesday 23 May 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Lucy Clark's book Beautiful Failures explores the pressure that is placed on kids today: where it comes from, what we can do to reduce it, and how to fix a broken education system that fails too many kids.

Forest for the Trees: Writers and Publishing in 2016

Friday 20 May 2016 - 10am to 4:30pm

Forest for the Trees is a one-day seminar looking at the current state of publishing in Australia. It brings together writers, publishers and industry representatives to discuss prospects for authors in 2016. 

Craig Munro: Under Cover

Tuesday 17 May 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Craig Munro’s professional career has involved unpredictable exploits with some of the best writers in this country’s history. His new book Under Cover is part book history, part memoir, and delves into the world of writers and their trusted and trusty editors