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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 Friday 20 May and Sunday 22 May.

Saturday 21 May

Barrie Cassidy & Friends: Election 2022 - 10:00am - 11:00am

The only thing more essential for election 2022 than a sausage in a bread roll is this panel featuring Barrie Cassidy, Fran Kelly and Niki Savva.

Sarah Winman: Still Life - 12.00pm - 1:00pm 

Bestselling British author Sarah Winman talks about art, love and war in her joyous and richly drawn new novel Still Life. She appears live via video in conversation with Ailsa Piper.

Maxine Beneba Clarke & Omar Musa - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Acclaimed Australian artists and writers Maxine Beneba Clarke (How Decent Folk Behave) and Omar Musa (Killernova) discuss their electrifying and unsparing new poetry collections, in conversation with Evelyn Araluen (Dropbear).

The Limits of Imagination - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Damon Galgut (The Promise), Larissa Behrendt (After Story) and Paige Clarke (She Is Haunted) join host Sisonke Msimang to explore the responsibilities and opportunities of the creative writer and artist, and ask: who gets to tell a story?

Type Book event