Date: Saturday 27 May, 2017

Hours: 3:00pm to 5:30pm

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.

Hisham Matar

Hisham Matar: The Return

Sat 27 May, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

At 19, Hisham Matar’s Libyan father was kidnapped and held in a secret prison in Libya. Matar never saw his father again. His unflinching memoir charts a son’s search for his father’s fate. Matar talks to Fairfax Literary editor Jason Steger about how his search was both an effort to reconcile his loss and a harrowing journey into history, politics, art and the brutal legacy of corrupted power.

Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales

Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales: Our Reading Year

Sat 27 May, 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales are acclaimed journalists by day, keen readers by night. This beloved double act has charmed Australia with their unmistakable chemistry, characterised by and quick-witted banter. Here, they look back on a year in reading – sharing the books that moved or amused them, and the ones that put them to sleep.

Sydney Writers Festival: Live and Local
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