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July 11, 2019
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Context Winter Writing Festival

  • Above: Terra Nullius author Claire G. Coleman

Context: Winter Writing Festival is a three-day gathering of diverse local and interstate writers to connect, share ideas and lead conversations about the role of literature and storytelling in contemporary Australian society.

The festival is happening at the City Library off Rundle Mall and is completely free entry, kicking off at 5:30pm on Friday 12 July, with award-winning author of Terra Nullius, Claire G. Coleman, delivering a powerful opening address on the stories that define a country, and the lies and falsehoods in the national myth.

Alongside Claire, Context will also host Clementine Ford, Adolfo Aranjuez, Miles Merrill, Natalie Harkin, Royce Kurmelovs, Manuela Akot, Mark Riley, Brenna Dillier, Lex Hirst, Naomi Keyte, and Karen Wyld.

Eschewing traditional writers festival panels, Context’s conversation events follow the ‘longtable’ format, inviting the audience to participate in the discussions by literally taking a seat at the table.

Director of Writers SA, Jessica Alice, said the festival was a timely opportunity for the writing community of South Australia.

“Context will be an urgent and spirited moment for writers of all persuasions to gather. The contribution of writers to Australia’s artistic, cultural and political life cannot be overstated, and this event honours that contribution,” she says.

For more information on the three-day program, visit the event page.

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