When a beloved author dies, there is consolation in knowing that their books – the culminated words of a lifetime in letters – outlive them and tether us to their memory. However, the beauty of those words isn’t simply a static point in time; it continues to evolve in the minds of the writers and thinkers who follow them. Four Festival guests reflect on the powerful work of four writers taken from us in the past year. This session of reflection, tribute and celebration features Michelle de Kretser on Sydney literary great Elizabeth Harrower; Kerry O’Brien on legendary political reporter Mungo MacCallum; Michael Robotham on spy master John le Carré; and Sally Warhaft on Jan Morris.
Further program information available on the Sydney Writers' Festival website.
Please note, these events are only available to view either in-person (in Sydney) or via this livestream service to the Library. They are not available to view online. Events will be screened in the Level 2 Meeting Room at Geelong Library and Heritage Centre. Patrons are welcome to attend any and all sessions, all screenings are free and bookings are required. Seating will be socially distanced. As per current Coronavirus regulations, all visitors to the Library must register upon entry at the Concierge desk on Ground Floor.