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Some Space to Write

Tom Lee, Linda Jaivin, Eileen Chong and Oliver Mol discuss the works they’ve written in Sydney, or about Sydney, to draw out just what role a city plays in making writers.

Second City: Essays from Western Sydney

Contributors from Second City, an anthology published by the Sydney Review of Books, discuss new directions in non-fiction, the possibilities of essay writing and both the richness and limitations of the designation 'Western Sydney writer'.

The Science of Us: Conquer anxiety and fear

Join Dr Melissa Norberg on The Science of Us program as she talks about anxiety and fear, and how we can conquer them when they arise.

Capturing Change: In conversation with Matt Abbott

A one-on-one online discussion with Matt Abbott and Philippa McDonald about Matt’s experiences as he worked to record the catastrophic Australian bushfires

Sydney Review of Books: New Nature

 A new wave of Australian nature writers will redefine how to write about landscape, Country, ecology and biosphere in 21st century Australia.

ACHRC: What price the humanities?

Professor Mark Ledbury will argue that ‘running the numbers’, is both an effective and a necessary method to demonstrate why all societies should prize and preserve the humanities research and education.


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