Commonwealth Now: End of Empire

Join New Zealand’s poet laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh, historian Jenny Hocking, and internationally acclaimed author Ngugi wa Thiong’o in conversation with Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now co-editor Julianne Schultz at the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

As some in the UK continue to float the idea of reinvigorating imperial ties via a vision of Empire 2.0, will the Commonwealth of Nations take a central role in a post-Brexit world? Or is fated to languish as a legacy of an age now past?

When: Thursday, May 3 2018, 3pm–4pm
Where: Carriageworks, Bay 20
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh
Tickets: $35 / $25 (concession)

First Things First

Just months after the Uluru Statement from the Heart was read to the nation, the Australian Government rejected the proposal for a referendum to establish a national Indigenous advisory body. Sandra Phillips, co-editor of Griffith Review 60: First Things First, is joined by contributors Stan Grant, Bruce Pascoe and Megan Davis at the Sydney Writers’ Festival to discuss the need for Australia to hear and act on the voices of its First Nations people.


When: 4.30–5.30 pm, Sunday 6 May
Where: Seymour Centre, Reginald Theatre
Corner of City Road and Cleveland Street
Tickets: $20 / $15 (concession)

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