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Speak Your Mind: Climate Change

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Newtown library

8–10 Brown Street

Newtown

Sydney, New South Wales 2042

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This series of topical panels feature unique Australian voices from fiction authors and academics to activists and experts. Offering readers and writers diverse perspectives on feminism, climate change, wellness, technology and race, this is an opportunity to join in the conversation.

Our climate change experts will shine a factual light on the contemporary climate debate. Alongside them, our speculative fiction writers conjure an imagined future of desolate landscapes and resource scarcity.

Our panellists

Daniel Findlay – Year of the Orphan

Historian by training and kids writer by trade, Dan has edited leading youth magazines and is a freelance writer and photographer. His debut novel Year of the Orphan is set in the Australian outback in a post-apocalyptic future.

Harriet McKnight – Rain Birds

Harriet’s work has been shortlisted for the Overland VU and Neilma Sidney Short Story Prizes and the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. Currently Managing Editor of The Canary Press, Rain Birds is her debut novel.

Mark Butler – Climate Wars

Mark is Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy and National President of the ALP. He has also previously held the ministries of mental health, housing, homelessness, social inclusion, climate change and the environment.

Jane Rawson – The Handbook: Surviving and Living with Climate Change

Her first novel, A wrong turn at the Office of Unmade Lists, won the Small Press Network’s 2014 ‘Most Underrated Book.’ Jane was shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for her sci-fi novel, Formaldehyde. Formerly, Jane was Environment and Energy Editor for The Conversation.

Please note: Unfortunately the gallery space at Newtown Library where this event is held, is accessible only by stairs. We apologise for any inconvenience.Tickets are limited and bookings are recommended.

Presented by City of Sydney in collaboration with Better Read Than Dead.




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