Festival Program

Highlight Event

Stan Grant: Who Are We?

Sat 7 Sep, 1pm
RMIT Storey Hall

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Stan Grant will no longer be appearing at the Festival and this event has been cancelled.

Journalist, commentator and bestselling author Stan Grant is asking important questions to the nation about identity, tribalism and sectarianism. His new book, Australia Day, explores reconciliation and the Indigenous struggle for belonging. He is in conversation with George Megalogenis about what it means to be Australian and the ways we can reflect on our shared past while finding a path forward together.


1 hour


Session Artists

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Stan Grant is no longer appearing at MWF19.

Stan Grant is a Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi man. He has worked as a journalist for the ABC, SBS, the Seven Network, CNN and Sky News Australia. His bestselling book Talking to My Country (HarperCollins) won the Walkley Book Award. His new book is Australia Day, also published by HarperCollins.

George Megalogenis is an author and journalist with three decades' experience in the media. The Australian Moment won the 2013 Prime Minister's Literary Award for Non-fiction and the 2012 Walkley Award for Non-fiction, and formed the basis for the ABC documentary series Making Australia Great. He is also the author of Faultlines, The Longest Decade, and Quarterly Essay 40: Trivial Pursuit - Leadership.

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