Two panels at the Brisbane Writers’ Festival: 3-8 May 2022

See you at Brisbane Writers’ Festival! I’m appearing on two panels:

  • Art in a time of COVID on Thursday 5 May

Few industries have been as hard hit by the global pandemic as live events, theatre, music, even writers festivals. But what have been the opportunities of enforced hiatus. What re-evaluations of what art and culture mean to people? And what can the new normal be? How can it be better than the old normal? Join this stellar panel to discuss the future of art and culture.

Panel: Jo Thomas, Peter Sipeli, Adrian Collette and more 
Chair: Esther Anatolitis

  • Politicising Culture on Saturday 7 May

How do election campaigns reflect, distort and reinvent Australian identity? What cultural assumptions underlie candidates’ national visions, election promises and scare campaigns? Why are so many politicians so prepared to risk a corrosive effect on society? Hear from a panel of political commentators with unique perspectives on the cultural impacts of campaign periods. 

Panel: Sean Kelly, Julianne Schultz 
Chair: Esther Anatolitis

>>> Full details at Brisbane Writers’ Festival