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Writers Weekend

The World As It is?

With Christos Tsiolkas, Niki Savva, Reneé Pettitt-Schipp & Anthony De Ceglie

The World As It is? Sun 25 Feb Discovery Lounge, State Library of Western Australia $24
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Sun 25 Feb at Discovery Lounge, State Library of Western Australia, from $24

Presented in association with Writing WA

Christos Tsiolkas (The In-Between), Niki Savva (Bulldozed), Reneé Pettitt-Schipp (The Archipelago of Us) and editor-in-chief of The West Australian, Anthony De Ceglie, discuss the role writing and journalism play in responding to a world in crisis. This session will be facilitated by Steph Harmon.

Christos Tsiolkas

Christos is the writer of the seven novels and a short story collection titled Merciless Gods. His books have been translated into multiple languages and he is also a playwright, a scriptwriter, an essayist and a regular film critic for The Saturday Paper. Many of his books have been adapted for screen and stage.

Niki Savva

Niki is an author and columnist for the The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. She is a regular panellist on ABC's Insiders. She has written four books, beginning with So Greek. Her other three books, chronicling the coups and chaos which beset the Liberal Government – The Road to Ruin, which was awarded best non-fiction prize by ABIA, Plots and Prayers and Bulldozed – have all been best sellers.

Reneé Pettitt-Schipp

Renee is an award-winning writer who lived in the Indian Ocean Territories from 2011 until 2014. Her work with asylum seekers inspired her first collection of poetry, The Sky Runs Right Through Us, published by UWA Publishing in 2018 and shortlisted for the inaugural Dorothy Hewett manuscript prize. It won Renee the 2018 WA Premier’s Literary Award for an Emerging Writer. Reneé currently lives and writes in Western Australia’s Great Southern.

Anthony De Ceglie

Anthony is the triple Walkley Award-winning editor-in-chief of West Australian Newspapers, responsible for The West AustralianThe Sunday Times, The West, PerthNow and the company’s 18 regional and 11 local PerthNow newspapers. Before editing The West he was the deputy editor of The Daily Telegraph in Sydney. Under his watch The West Australian has become the fastest-growing cross-platform news brand in the country on the back of eye-catching viral front pages, award-winning investigations and a push to turbo-charge The West’s online video and audio. He has also launched -- a social media disrupter and the State's biggest online platform to watch community sport.

Steph Harmon

Steph is the culture editor of The Guardian Australia. Prior to that she was founding editor of and editor of Sydney arts and music magazine The Brag.

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Sun 25 Feb

10am Discovery Lounge, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis St, Northbridge / Yandilup



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