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Sydney Writers' Festival - Live & Local Sunday

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Council Meeting Room, Wagga Wagga Civic Centre

CNR Baylis and Morrow Streets

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Thanks to the Live & Local program, you can enjoy highlights from the Sydney Writers’ Festival without leaving Wagga Wagga. In 2018, one ticket gets you accees to an entire day's worth of stimulating conversation and panel sessions, beamed directly into the comfort of Wagga Wagga City Council's Meeting Room.

Sunday Programme - 6 May 10.00am - 5.30pm

10.00am - 11.00am Economic Inequality: From Wisconsin to Whyalla
Economic inequality is on the rise, including in Trump’s America and in Australia. Middle-class jobs are disappearing, especially in towns that relied on manufacturing. Where does this leave people in affected industries and areas, and the generation to follow? And what are the political implications for democracies? Join award–winning author Don Watson, Pulitzer Prize–winning staff writer for The Washington Post Amy Goldstein and economics professor Richard Holden in a wide-ranging conversation with ABC’s Chief Economics Correspondent Emma Alberici about the challenges posed by inequality today.

11.30am - 12.30pm TBA

1.30pm - 2.30pm Tayari Jones: An American Marriage
The bestselling An American Marriage by Tayari Jones traces the lives of Roy, a black man wrongly convicted of rape, and his wife, Celestial. Widely lauded since its release, it became an official Book Club selection of Oprah Winfrey, who enthused: “It’s among Tayari's many gifts that she can touch us soul to soul with her words – and that those words are so glorious.” Glory Edim speaks to Tayari about her stunning novel of love, racial injustice and a marriage interrupted.

3.00pm - 4.00pm Sarah Ferguson: On Mother
Following the sudden death of her mother, renowned ABC journalist Sarah Ferguson penned On Mother, a poignant and moving reflection on their relationship over decades and across continents. After a career spent investigating some of Australia’s most high-profile news stories, she turned the focus onto her own family to examine the individual that existed beyond motherhood. In conversation with Louise Adler, the four-time Walkley Award–winning reporter reflects on the complex bonds shared between mothers and daughters.

4.30pm - 5.30pm Emily Wilson: Translating the Odyssey
In 2017, Emily Wilson became the first woman to translate The Odyssey into English. Her translation of the 12,110-line epic poem offered a fresh perspective on the rousing tale of shipwrecks, monsters and magic. Her text has been praised for its accuracy and an accessibility that brings the ancient work into the 21st century – perhaps raising the eyebrows of some Homer purists along the way. Speaking to Jennifer Byrne, Emily elaborates on her approach to translating the second-oldest text in Western literature and why it remains so vital today.

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