Date: Sunday 28 May, 2017

Hours: 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Venue: Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (Saltbush Kitchen/Bar open)

Cost: $5.00, teens go free (13 – 19) (PG)

One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, Sydney Writers’ Festival will stream its headline events from Roslyn Packer Theatre in Walsh Bay direct to MADE on 26–28 May. Prepare to be stimulated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions, as the Festival brings the world’s finest authors to MADE in real time via digital live-streaming project, Live & Local.

Saroo Brierley

Saroo Brierley- Lion: A Long Way Home

Sun 28 May, 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Aged five, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India and couldn’t find his way home. After wandering the streets of Kolkata, he was taken to an orphanage and finally adopted by an Australian couple. As a young man, he used Google Earth to pore over satellite images, looking for familiar landmarks. After years of searching, he found what he was looking for. His story, A Long Way Home, is now the award-winning film Lion. In a very special event, Saroo and his adoptive mother Sue Brierley talk to Janice Petersen.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford: Fight Like a Girl

Sun 28 May, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Fight Like a Girl is a personal and fearless call to arms by feminist writer and scourge of trolls and misogynists everywhere, Clementine Ford. Her incendiary debut is for feminists new, old and soon-to-be. An invitation to rediscover the fury suppressed by society, Fight Like a Girl pushes back against a world that still considers feminism a threat. In conversation with Jane Caro.

Sydney Writers Festival: Live and Local
City of Ballarat