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Indian Link's Top 5 Picks for Sydney Writers' Festival

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Sydney Writers’ Festival

Harbourside food and fun with a week of insightful and entertaining readings, workshops, panels and performances on the side – what could be better than the 2014 Sydney Writers’ Festival?
Here are Indian Link’s top five must-see events for the festival:
Festival Club
The Chaser’s Empty Vessel

Snuggle up and enjoy some late night laughs with bedtime stories by top comedic writers. Then make sure to stay awake for some riveting discussions at the Chaser’s Empty Vessel with some of the festival’s biggest names including Reza Aslan and Jeremy Scahill.
Thursday, May 22 2014, 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM at Pier 2/3 Club Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. Tickets $15 at the door, no pre-bookings
Family Day: Comedy Storytelling Hour
Tristan Bancks

If you’re getting tired of the heavy stuff and are looking for some lunchtime entertainment make sure to attend the Comedy Storytelling Hour. Come witness the hilarity of Tristan Bancks, Oliver Phommavanh and James O’Loghlin as they re-create and make fun of the extent people will go (including themselves) to make others laugh!
Sunday, May 25 2014, 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM at Pier 2/3 The Big Top For Little People, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay. Free, no bookings.
Curiosity Lecture Series: On What Gandhi Would Do
Mahatma Gandhi

Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby gives an insightful talk on how we can apply the inspiring views of Mahatma Gandhi to contemporary world issues including women’s rights, climate change and sexuality. Kirby will discuss how useful Gandhi’s frameworks of wisdom and compassion are in confronting global problems, emphasizing how one man became the Father of a Nation.
Saturday, May 24 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:10 PM at Pier 2/3 Bloomberg Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. Free, no bookings.
Zoe Daniel: Storyteller
Zoe Daniel

Zoe Daniel, ABC South East Asia Correspondent, is one of only a handful of women to combine one of the most dangerous jobs in the world with one of the most demanding – motherhood. She discusses, Storyteller, her memoir that covers political unrest in Bangkok and the bittersweet story of conjoined twins in India, to a tragic plane crash in Laos and the destruction of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines to her personal story of the universal juggle of work, ambition and family amid the unpredictability of life and the predictability of the 24/7 media cycle.
Saturday, May 24 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Casula Road, Casula, Free, bookings essential 9824 1121.
Real Worlds / Imagined Worlds
Ivor Indyk

Giramondo publisher Ivor Indyk shares the stage with four of Australia’s most versatile and wide-ranging poets: Judith Beveridge, Ali Alizadeh, Kate Middleton and John Mateer. They read and discuss poems that travel across the world and through time, to India, medieval Spain, the Middle East and the US, and over thousands of years, to probe the limits of human ambition, emotion and language.
Sunday, May 25 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Philharmonia Studio, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay. Free, no bookings.

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