CAN BOOKS CHANGE THE WORLD?

CAN BOOKS CHANGE THE WORLD?

Thursday 25 August 2016, 6:00pm—7:15pm

Celebrate the opening night of the festival with a session embracing the ‘planet and its people’ theme. What responsibilities, if any, do writers have to engage with issues that trouble us? Can literature make a difference in people’s lives? John Freeman includes work of a political bent in his journal Freeman’s; Nadia Hashimi writes of refugees and issues facing Afghan women; Victor Rodger’s plays explore themes of race and sexuality; Kate de Goldi champions complex writing for children.

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Celebrate the opening night of the festival with a session that embraces the ‘planet and its people’ theme by looking at the impact literature can have on a world in turmoil. What responsibilities, if any, do writers have to engage with the issues that trouble us? Can fiction and poetry make a difference in people’s lives? John Freeman includes work of a political bent in his journal Freeman’s; Nadia Hashimi writes of refugees and issues facing Afghan women; Victor Rodger’s plays explore themes of race and sexuality; Kate de Goldi champions complex writing for children. Chaired by Peter Biggs.

Supported by The New Zealand Book Council.
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