Missed out on a session at MWF18? Want to relive a favourite moment? Or just looking for something that isn’t true crime? Rejoice – the MWF Podcast is here for your listening pleasure. We’ll share new recordings every month, and first up we have:
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Writing Yourself Into History
American author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses writing yourself into history, making courageous art, Obama and We Were Eight Years in Power, Black Panther and Captain America, and the cultural, social and political issues surrounding race in the US today. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2018, with Santilla Chingaipe.
Three thriller writers, Candice Fox, Susi Fox and Megan Goldin, get into the nitty gritty of their genre. They discuss defying stereotypes and expectations of female characters, writing revenge, and how women’s stories and experiences are depicted in thrillers with Shelley Hadfield. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2018, supported by Penguin Random House.
Australia’s First President
If Australia finally cut ties to the tiara and became a republic, what would the maiden address of our first president sound like? Lend an ear to speculative speeches from Father Rod Bower, Marcia Langton, Nakkiah Lui, Omar Musa and Matt Preston. Hosted by Michael Williams. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2018, supported by Australian Republic Movement.
Why are there no official commemorations of the wars fought on Australian soil between First Nations people and white colonists? Author and historian Henry Reynolds explores this question with academic Marcia Langton, and why the frontier wars are still so controversial today. Recorded live at Melbourne Writers Festival 2018.