THE Sydney Writers’ Festival Live and Local program is coming to Mandurah for the first time from May 26-28.
Many of the top events will be live streamed and available for viewing at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre throughout the weekend.
Audiences will be able to participate in the sessions by submitting questions to guest authors in Sydney via a live feed.
This year’s festival has the theme Refuge.
Mandurah is one of 30 community partners on board to deliver highlights from the 2017 program.
All times are AEST.
Friday, May 26: 11.30-12.30pm, Deng Adut: Songs of a War Boy, 1.30-2.30pm, James Shapiro: The Year of Lear, 3-4pm, Susan Faludi: In the Darkroom, 4.30- 5.30pm, Writing Race, curated by Paul Beatty with Maxine Beneba Clarke, Anuk Arudpragasam, Ellen van Neerven and Roanna Gonsalves, 6-7pm, Elaine Welteroth: On Editing Teen Vogue, 7.30- 8.30pm, I Love Dick – Chris Kraus talks to Krissy Kneen.
Saturday, May 27: 10-11am, All the Girls to the Front – Jan Fran talking to Tracey Spicer, Yassmin Abdel Magied and Clementine Ford, 11.30-12.30, Dreams of Her Real Self: Writers on Helen Garner – Bernadette Brennan, Fiona McFarlane, Annabel Crabb, Benjamin Law and Rebecca Giggs, 1.30-2.30, Henry Marsh: Admissions – A Life in Brain Surgery, 3-4pm, Hisham Matar: The Return, 4.30-5.30, Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales: Our Reading Year, 6.30-7.30, Viral and Verse: Hera Lindsay Bird and Rupi Kaur.
Sunday, May 28: 11:30- 12:30pm, Andy Griffiths – Are you ready to roll? 1.30 – 2.30pm, Lion: A Long Way Home – Saroo Brierley with his mother Sue Brierley talk to Janice Petersen, 3-4pm, Clementine Ford: Fight Like A Girl, 4.30-5.30, Gala: Maybe This Will Help – Ruth Quibell, Bill Hayes, Pamela Paul, Jamie Morton, Ivan Coyote, Sofija Stefanovic, 6-7pm, closing Address – Susan Faludi.