fbpx

Tickets on sale now

Festival Program

MWF Digital

Margo Jefferson: Constructing a Nervous System

MWF Digital

Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson follows up her bestselling memoir Negroland with Constructing a Nervous System, an inspired and unstinting examination of American class, culture and memory. A double helix of personal history and critique, it explores the self via a cast of influences, including her late sister and artists ranging from Ella Fitzgerald to George Elliot and James Baldwin. Jefferson talks with Santilla Chingaipe about a stunningly original memoir that confirms her reputation as one of the world’s ‘most nuanced thinkers on the intersections of race, class, and feminism’ (Cathy Park Hong).

Online | Available on demand from 8 September

MWF Digital events are available individually on a pay-what-you-can basis, or purchase a Digital Pass to watch them all. Once purchased, you can watch any time, anywhere before 29 September. 

Duration

1 hour

Tickets

More events like this one

City Program

Beyond the Margins

Sat 10 Sep, 10.30am
Wishlist

Australian journalists Antoinette Lattouf (How to Lose Friends and Influence White People) and Sarah Malik (Desi Girl) reflect on forging their paths in predominantly white newsrooms, in conversation with Tasneem Chopra.

City Program

Ambition: A Night of Storytelling

Sat 10 Sep, 8.30pm
Wishlist

In a special night of storytelling, Julia Baird, Claire G Coleman, Jackie Huggins, Nazeem Hussain, Pirooz Jafari, Hannah Kent, Sarah Moss and Sisonke Msimang each share a story on ambitions thwarted, achieved and denied.

City Program

On the Shoulders of Giants

Fri 9 Sep, 10.30am
Wishlist

Renowned Australian biographers Bernadette Brennan (Leaping into Waterfalls) and Brenda Niall (My Accidental Career) talk about the art, ethics and remarkable subjects of their craft, with Beejay Silcox.

City Program

The Ambitions of Australia

Sat 10 Sep, 12pm
Wishlist

Anna Clark, Osman Faruqi, Teela Reid and Julianne Schultz consider the changing and contested project of Australia's story and our ambitions for its future, with Sally Warhaft.