Geelong’s 2016 Word for Word Non-fiction Festival

Maria TakolanderCHRGImageCome along to Geelong’s 2016 Word for Word Non-fiction Festival – Australia’s largest non-fiction writing festival — which will be held at “The Dome” or the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre over the weekend of November 18-20.

Deakin’s School of Communication and Creative Arts is a major sponsor, and Associate Professor Maria Takolander of Contemporary Histories is on the organising committee.

The line-up of keynote speakers, panel discussions and in-conversations feature some of Australia’s most prominent historians and public intellectuals.

There is Robert Manne talking about “The Mind of the Islamic State.” Stan Grant will deliver a keynote about “Indigenous Futures.” Peter FitzSimons will discuss his latest book, Victory at Villers-Bretonneaux. David Hunt and Ben Pobjie will entertain with a session called “Beyond Convicts and Sheep: Finding the Humour in our History.” Anthony Albanese will discuss his new memoir. And there is much more in store! 

You can check out the full program and book your tickets.

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