A distinguished line-up of guests interpret the Sydney Writers’ Festival theme of power in this gala Sydney Town Hall event, and examine its relationship to sex, money, politics, sports, identity, and the state of the world. Featuring Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Tanya Plibersek MP, New York Times bestselling author Tayari Jones, Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times critic Wesley Morris, founder of Tech LadyMafia and Call Your Girlfriend co-host Aminatou Sow, filmmaker and director Warwick Thornton, journalist Masha Gessen, LGBTQI activist Sally Rugg, and journalist and author Jamila Rizvi. Together, some of the Festival’s brightest stars make a firm case for literature, stories and public conversation helping resist the pull of a backward-lurching culture.

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