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The National Library of Australia will be screening sessions from the Sydney Writers’ Festival live to its Theatre on Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May.

Presented in partnership with the Sydney Writers’ Festival, these screenings are free to attend but bookings are essential. Those attending will need to book separately for each session they wish to attend.

Please visit the separate event listings for ticketing and program details for the screenings on Saturday 21 May and Sunday 22 May.

Friday 20 May

Art Spiegelman - 10:00am - 11:00am

For more than 50 years, Art Spiegelman has defined and redefined the world of visual storytelling. Appearing live via video, he reflects on his Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece MAUS, censorship and prejudice, with host Morris Gleitzman.

Michelle de Kretser & Christos Tsiolkas - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Two of the biggest names in Australian literature, Michelle de Kretser (Scary Monsters) and Christos Tsiolkas (7 1/2) come together to discuss their latest books with Roanna Gonsalves.

Steve Toltz: Here Goes Nothing - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Booker-shortlisted author Steve Toltz discusses his highly anticipated new novel, Here Goes Nothing, live via video with acclaimed author of The Believer, Sarah Krasnostein.

But Not Forgotten - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Listen to this remembrance of writers past, including Jackie Huggins on bel hooks; Sarah Krasnostein on Joan Didion; Melissa Lucashenko on Keri Hulme; and others. Hosted by Susan Wyndham.

Type Book event