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The Sydney Writers’ Festival Live and Local program returns to Taree in 2022 to bring the best of the festival directly to you. One of Australia’s best-loved forums for literature, ideas and storytelling, the Sydney Writers’ Festival will livestream its flagship events from Sydney to Taree Library on Sunday, May 22. Prepare to be invigorated and engaged by conversations, debates and discussions featuring some of the world’s best writers and thinkers. The main events of the festival will be broadcast live from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. While watching the events, the public will be able to actively participate in the festival thanks to the live Q&A sessions at each event. Famous authors and thinkers appearing at these events include Kate McClymont, David Marr and Liane Moriarty. A program of afternoon events follows: Where Angels Fear to Tread 12pm-1pm Hannah Marshall, Chris Masters and Kate McClymont choose their words carefully with Erik Jensen to explore why Australia’s defamation laws are the toughest in the world , and what impact it has on good public discourse. Liane Moriarty and Caroline Overington 2-3pm In a special conversation, international phenom Liane Moriarty discusses her new novel Apples Never Fall and the art of suspense fiction with The Australian Literary Editor Caroline Overington (The Cuckoo’s Cry) . I Was Wrong 4-5pm Listen to a series of Australia’s most respected deep belief holders, including David Marr, as they each give a short talk on a topic that deepened their learning, shifted their thinking or completely changed your mind. To reserve tickets for any of the above live sessions at the Taree Library, visit the MidCoast Libraries events page. Thank you for promoting local journalism with your subscription. While you are with us, you can also receive updates directly to your Great Lakes Advocate inbox. To be sure to be up to date with all the news, subscribe here.