18 October - 22 October 2023


the hawke centre & UNISA CREATIVE
at the
ubud writers & readers Festival


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Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr Debra Dank is no longer able to attend.

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, renowned worldwide for its diverse and intimate program, brings together over 150 of the world's most captivating writers, thinkers, and performers for five days of stimulating conversation, thoughtful debate, and joyful celebration of literary culture.

The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and UniSA Creative are proud to be a part of the 20th-anniversary program, presenting three panel discussions, including:

Decolonization In Writing Practice: Paving The Path To Equality
Thursday 19 October 2023, 11.15am - 12.15pm 

Eva Fernandes speaks to scent designer and author Tanaïs, and ethnologist Dr Justin Wejak on decolonization in their writing practices. More Information

Narrative Shaping: Past Into The Future
Friday 20 October 2023, 4.45pm - 5.45pm

Anita Heiss, and Kevin Jared Hosein guide you through a journey into the realm of storytelling. Listen to these contemporary voices as they celebrate the profound wisdom gleaned from their communities, communities, moderated by journalist and writer, David Sly. More Information.

Nonlinear Narratives
Sunday 22 October 2023, 11.30am - 12.30pm

Writers, Chris Tse, Daryl and Qilin Yam will discuss their non-linear storytelling approach, weaving the past into the future, during an immersive and thought-provoking conversation moderated by journalist Annika Blau. More Information.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr Debra Dank is no longer able to attend. However, you can access a video of the conversation between Dr Debra Dank and UniSA Senior Research Fellow, Associate Professor Sue Joseph, discussing her book, We Come With This Place, presented as part of the Hawke Centre's 2023 program.

Presented by
The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre and unisa creative

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While the views presented by speakers within The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre public program are their own and are not necessarily those of either the University of South Australia, or The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, they are presented in the interest of open debate and discussion in the community and reflect our themes of: Strengthening our Democracy - Valuing our Diversity - Building our Future. The Hawke Centre reserves the right to change their program at any time without notice.