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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 Saturday 21 May.

Sunday 22 May

Rebecca Solnit: Orwell's Roses - 10:00am - 11:00am

American author and activist Rebecca Solnit shares insight into Orwell's Roses, her lush exploration of nature, pleasure and politics that casts fresh light on the influential British writer. Rebecca appears live via video to speak with Sophia Black.

Where Angels Fear to Tread - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Hannah Marshall, Chris Masters and Kate McClymont choose their words carefully with Erik Jensen to explore why Australia's defamation laws are the harshest in the world, and what impact this has on good public discourse.

Liane Moriarty & Caroline Overington - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

International phenomenon Liane Moriarty discusses her new novel Apples Never Fall and the art of suspense-driven fiction with Literary Editor of The Australian Caroline Overington (The Cuckoo's Cry).

I Was Wrong - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

A series of Festival guests reveal a topic that deepened their learning, evolved their thinking or flat out changed their mind.

Type Book event