True Stories: Writing History

A National Library of Australia conference, incorporating the Kenneth Binns Lecture Supported by the Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) Cultural Fund and the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust

Saturday and Sunday 2-3 April 2011, Theatre

How do we share the stories of our past? Join some of Australia’s finest writers, historians and creative artists as they explore the way we write about, interpret and share our history. What happens when the historical record meets the imagination? Is journalism history’s first draft? How do personal accounts shape and reshape the historical record? What do we do when history gets turned on its head? And just what does it mean when a story is ‘true’?

The conference will open with the Kenneth Binns Lecture, which is generously supported by Alison Sanchez. The keynote address is by Christopher Koch,AO.

Speaker update:
Due to unforeseen circumstances neither Kate Grenville nor Kim Scott are able to participate in True Stories: Writing History.

Conference Fees
Two days (full rate): $120
Single day (full rate): $70
Discounts available for Friends of the National Library / Concessions / Students
Make a booking online
Enquiries: 02 6262 1565


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