FASS partners with 2011 Sydney Writers’ Festival
- Author: Ebony Preen
- Posted: 13th April 2011
UNSW Arts and Social Sciences is delighted to be the university partner of the 2011 Sydney Writers’ Festival for a second year.
The Faculty is involved in several events at the festival, held from the 14 to 22 May across Sydney. The Dean, Professor James Donald, said the partnership with the festival got off to a wonderful start in 2010.
“This year, we are involved in more events, including a couple on campus. Two of our leading Indian culture researchers, Kama Maclean and Ursula Rao, will be discussing Sonia Faleiro’s gripping account of bar girls in Bombay with the author,” said Professor Donald.
Professor Donald said being the university partner of the Sydney Writers' Festival creates a conversation between leading writers and the faculty and its students – many of whom are distinguished authors themselves. “It is very exciting to see these conversations taking place in a wider public forum,” he said.
Artistic Director of the Sydney Writers’ Festival, Chip Rolley, took part in a UNSWriting public lecture this week. NewSouth Publishing Director, Phillipa McGuinness questioned Chip Rolley on his motivation and vision, the business of running an international festival and the highlights of this year’s festival.
UNSWriting is an initiative hosted by the School of English, Media and Performing that brings together writers, academics and writing students and fosters partnerships with publishers and other bodies to promote good writing and innovative ideas.
UNSW Arts and Social Sciences events with the Sydney Writers’ Festival
UNSWriting Public Lecture
Wednesday, 13 April, 6pm
UNSW, Io Myers StudioArtistic Director of the Sydney Writers’ Festival Chip Rolley in conversation with Phillipa McGuinness
Wednesday, 18 May, 7pm - 8pm
UNSW, Io Myers Studio
Emma Forrest’s frank and confronting memoir of self-harm and attempted suicide will be the subject of her conversation with public intellectual and UNSW Professor of Journalism Catharine Lumby. Presented with UNSWriting, in a program that encourages flows of ideas between the university and the city.
Half the Sky
Thursday, 19 May, 10:00am – 11:00am
Sydney Philharmonia Choir Studio
Economic development does not always work for the less privileged. Sonia Faleiro discusses her gripping account of bar girls in Bombay with historian Kama Maclean and anthropologist Ursula Rao
The New Finnegans Wake
Friday, 20 May, 4pm – 5pm
Sydney Theatre, Richard Wherrett Studio
Facilitator: Ronan McDonald
Danis Rose tells Ronan McDonald and Gabrielle Carey about the 30 years of work making 9,000 editorial changes to James Joyce’s last masterpiece, much of it written when Joyce was almost blind.