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Catch up or listen again to fascinating discussions from our past festivals. Visit our YouTube channel for the latest 2020 talks. Also available on your favourite podcast platforms.

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2021

WAM 2021 - The Things We Love
Thursday 12 August 2021
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WAM 2021 - The Things We Love

WAM 2021 Promotional Video - The Things We Love

– 1 minutes 4 seconds
Women Doing Politics Differently
Friday 12 March 2021
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Women Doing Politics Differently

In celebration of International Women’s Day, La Trobe University and Write Around the Murray present a panel discussion on the historical and contemporary experience of women in politics. Featuring Judith Brett, Emeritus Professor of Politics at

– 1 hour 14 minutes 15 seconds

2020

Present Tense. Our Uneasy Inheritance
Monday 14 September 2020
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Present Tense. Our Uneasy Inheritance

Both searing yet beautiful, the poetry and prose of Ellen van Neerven traces the continuing dispossession and violence that are our country’s uneasy inheritance. Ellen speaks with Dr Jeanine Leane about their powerful new poetry collection, Throat.

– 1 hour 3 minutes 10 seconds
Animal Magnetism
Monday 14 September 2020
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Animal Magnetism

Prehistoric animals, a pandemic and climate catastrophe are at the pointy ends of a three-way conversation between the latest novels of Chris Flynn, Laura Jean McKay and James Bradley. Jane Rawson explores an uncanny confluence of science,

– 1 hour 15 minutes 46 seconds
Criminal Types
Monday 14 September 2020
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Criminal Types

Jason Steger chats with them about font crimes, typomania and a P.I. who is many things, including deaf. This event will be Auslan interpreted.

– 1 hour 14 minutes 45 seconds
Body Count
Sunday 13 September 2020
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Body Count

Respected journalist Paddy Manning tells stories of tragedy, loss, heroism and resilience, in a book that is both monument and warning in his account of the human toll of climate change. With Jane Rawson.

– 46 minutes 6 seconds
Past Tense. History: What is it good for?
Sunday 13 September 2020
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Past Tense. History: What is it good for?

With Professor Clare Wright at the helm, we hear from Megan Davis, Tony Birch, Lucy Treloar, Chris Flynn and James Dunk responding to the NSW History Week theme, History: What is it good for?

– 1 hour 32 minutes 5 seconds
A Room Made of Leaves
Sunday 13 September 2020
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A Room Made of Leaves

A Room Made of Leaves turns historical fiction inside out. It is a stunning sleight of hand that gives the past the piercing immediacy of the present and reveals its urgent implications for our future. Don’t miss Kate Grenville in conversation

– 1 hour 0 minutes 20 seconds
Bedlam
Sunday 13 September 2020
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Bedlam

In Bedlam at Botany Bay, historian James Dunk looks at how mental illness surfaced in colonial New South Wales. Weaving a narrative of freedom and possibility, unravel and collapse, he traces the path of people who found themselves at the edge of

– 48 minutes 21 seconds
Somebody's Story
Sunday 13 September 2020
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Somebody's Story

Working in various mediums including film, theatre and podcast, our panellists showcase recent projects and discuss the delicate art of working with the stories of others, working regionally, and working through Covid. With Alyson Evans, Helen

– 1 hour 9 minutes 1 seconds

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