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Selfie is not a Dirty Word: Roanna Gonsalves, The Conversation, and the Sydney Writers Festival

Roanna Gonsalves Selfies Sydney Writers Festival The Permanent Resident

Selfie is not a Dirty Word: Roanna Gonsalves, The Conversation, and the Sydney Writers Festival

Read Roanna Gonsalves' "Selfie is not a Dirty Word" before her author talk at Sydney Writers Festival next month. 

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Origins of Asylum

Asylum John Hughes Sydney Writers Festival

Origins of Asylum

 While at the Sydney Writers Festival I did a lot of dining on my own. I quite enjoy it: watching people, listening. We are endlessly fascinating in our small differences. The ways we coalesce and break apart; hold our histories in our bodies. This is one of the reasons I enjoy writers festivals: they make you alive to stories. They inspire empathy; allow us a safe space in which to broach difficult subjects. We think deeply about how we can do better.

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