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SWF Gala: Power (Sydney Writers’ Festival) [Sydney]

SWF Gala: Power (Sydney Writers' Festival) [Sydney]

Ticketing Information



Friday May 4, 2018 - 8:30 PM


Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street
Sydney, NSW


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Jennifer Maclaughlan & Fran Collins

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About the Show

SWF Gala: Power: Line-up of up to 6 writers speaking on power 

A distinguished line-up of guests interpret the Sydney Writers’ Festival theme of power in this gala Sydney Town Hall event, and examine its relationship to sex, money, politics, sports, identity, and the state of the world. Featuring Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Tanya Plibersek MP, New York Times bestselling author Tayari Jones, Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Timescritic Wesley Morris, founder of Tech LadyMafia and Call Your Girlfriend co-host Aminatou Sow, filmmaker and director Warwick Thornton, journalist Masha Gessen, LGBTQI activist Sally Rugg and many more. Together, some of the Festival’s brightest stars make a firm case for literature, stories and public conversation helping resist the pull of a backward-lurching culture.



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Please arrive early at the venue and meet venue staff, to be seated in the appropriate seats.  Thank you!