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Sydney Writer's Festival Live & Local: Friday sessions

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Friday Afternnon - drop into any event

3pm-4pm Conflicting Narratives
Presenters - Ben Taub, Alexis Okeowo, Alec Luhn Facilitator - Ben Doherty

Three reporters share their perspectives on the role of storytellers in a time of ongoing conflict, terrorism and refugee crises. In conversation with The Guardian journalist Ben Doherty. The New Yorker staff writer Alexis Okeowo’s A Moonless, Starless Sky chronicles the resistance against extremism in Africa. Moscow-based correspondent for The Telegraph Alec Luhn has covered protests in Russia and the war in eastern Ukraine. The New Yorker staff writer Ben Taub has written about jihadi recruitment in Europe and war crimes in Syria.

4:30-5:30pm Gareth Evans: Incorrigible Optimist
Presenter - Gareth Evans Facilitator - Kerry O'Brien
While political memoirs are often dry, self-congratulating affairs, The Canberra Times has described Incorrigible Optimist as a memoir crackling with “wit, self-deprecating humour and illuminating insights”. Gareth covers the breadth of his colourful public life as a central figure in Australian politics and a significant voice in international policymaking for more than three decades.

Streamed LIVE by the Sydney Writers’ Festival and delivered locally by Latrobe City Libraries. Live & Local offers regional and national audiences access to new ideas from great minds, with the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions at each event by sending questions direct to the Sydney stage.

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