Festival Program

City Program

Uncertain Terms

Sat 4 Sep, 4pm
The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

What happens when a life is capsized by uncertainty? Justine Hyde leads a panel discussion with Walkley Award–winning ABC reporter Sarah Dingle and Canberra-based author Erin Stewart about their books that explore coping in the face of life-changing unknowns. In Brave New Humans, Dingle charts her ten-year journey to discover her biological origins that reveals disturbing truths about the fertility industry. Stewart blends long-form reportage with true crime in The Missing Among Us, exploring the complexities of missing person cases and the fate of those left behind.


1 hour


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Sarah Dingle is a dual Walkley-winning ABC investigative reporter and presenter. Her work has also won the Walkley Foundation’s Our Watch Award, UN’s Media Peace prizes, and Amnesty Media prizes. In 2019, she addressed the UN on children's rights in donor conception. Brave New Humans is her first book.

Justine Hyde is a writer, critic, librarian and arts bureaucrat whose short fiction, essays, reviews and features are published in Australia and overseas.

Erin Stewart is the author of The Missing Among Us and a freelance writer based in Canberra. Her work has appeared in ABC, SBS, The Age, Overland, Meanjin, and others. She writes on true crime and justice, as well as on the intersections between health, tech, and culture.

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