Join us for our 2017 Program Launch!


2017 Wollongong Writers Festival Program Launch – Can Words Change the World?

Join us for an evening of food, wine and world-changing words!

Merlinda Bobis, winner of the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, New South Wales Premier’s Literary Award for Locust Girl: a Lovesong in 2016, is in conversation with Caroline Baum, renowned journalist, to launch the 2017 Wollongong Writers Festival program. They’ll be discussing the 2017 festival theme: ‘Can Words Change the World?’ The focus of this program is the social change that writers can affect, and is also a nod to the power of narrative to change lives and spark revolution.  It gets to the heart of today’s issues, among them politics, women’s experiences in public and online spaces, institutional corruption and abuse, living as a political act, and the power of the stories we tell ourselves.


Event: 2017 Wollongong Writers Festival Program Launch, with Merlinda Bobis and Caroline Baum

MC: Adam Norris

Date, Time: Friday 18th August 2017 at 7:00pm

Venue: Wollongong Art Gallery

46 Burelli St, Wollongong, NSW 2500

Cost: Free


This is a free event. Please register for catering purposes. By registering you’ll also go in the draw to win a Wollongong Writers Festival tote bag!



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