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SWF Live and Local: Live-streamed Sydney Writers Festival author events at Umina Beach Library
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Umina Beach Library
Cnr West and Bullion St
Umina Beach NSW 2257

Enjoy live-streamed events from the Sydney Writers Festival without leaving the Coast.

These free events will be available to view on the big screen, click on the links below to book your place.

Bookings essential. Book online from this page, ask in any library branch or phone 4304 7333.

Note: All sessions have captions.

Friday 24 May

10-11am A.C. Grayling 'Meaning of Life in a Technological Age'
The quest for a life worth living has been the business of philosophers for millennia. How can we pursue answers to life’s big questions in an increasingly unstable technological age? Join pre-eminent philosopher A.C. Grayling for this special talk.

12-1pm The War on Journalists
With conflict continuing in Ukraine, and the death toll of journalists in Gaza reaching alarming proportions, we look at the role of journalists in war. Featuring Julian Borger, John Lyons, Alisa Sopova and Anastasia Taylor-Lind. Hosted by Hamish Macdonald.

2-3pm Abdulrazak Gurnah 'Afterlives'
Explore his writing and unpack the legacies of empire with acclaimed writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose 10th novel explores displacement, loss and love during and after German occupation of East Africa. With Sisonke Msimang.

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