MJBW Seasonal Bookclub – The Writing on the Wall by Juliet Rieden
Juliet Rieden will be interviewed by Bram Presser about Juliet’s book, The Writing on the Wall, a memoir that uncovers a personal Holocaust tragedy of epic proportions.
From Page to Screen: Ben Lewin in conversation with Jan Epstein
Ben Lewin, internationally renowned Australian film director, considers himself a ‘forty year overnight success.’ Join us for an evening packed with his witty insights as he talks to local film critic Jan Epstein about his recent work The Catcher Was A Spy and beyond. Lewin will consider the creative complexities involved in successfully bringing a book from page…
Plagues, Pandemics and Preventing Panic: Professor David Isaacs and Dr Elizabeth Finkel
In trying to navigate the unknown future, what can the past teach us? Join paediatric infectious disease specialist Professor David Isaacs, (author of Defeating the Ministers of Death: The Compelling History of Vaccination), in conversation with Dr Elizabeth Finkel, as together they shed light on the history of pandemics.
Philippe Sands in conversation with Mark Raphael Baker
Philippe Sands — eminent international barrister and award-winning author of ‘East West Street’ — discusses his new book, ‘The Ratline’, with Mark Raphael Baker.
Colum McCann in conversation with Mark Raphael Baker
Broadcast live from New York to Melbourne, Melbourne Jewish Book Week — in partnership with Plus61J — is thrilled to bring you Colum McCann, the international award-winning author of Let the Great World Spin, discussing his new book Apeirogon with Mark Raphael Baker.
Letting Ideas Loose
Kids are impulsive, inquisitive and uninhibited. Their imaginations run wild. Wild is good but in this workshop, run by MJBW Festival Director (and author of more than 400 books for children), Nicolas Brasch, a series of fun imagination exercises will show how to turn those scattered thoughts from different worlds into a cohesive story that…
The Secret Home: A Reading and an Imagining
With Andy Mia Kranz. Come and hear a true tale, about three people who only saw daylight after three years living underground, only because there was a war, only because a kind family kept them safe…Imagine being in hiding, imagine protecting someone or something ever so precious. Come and draw, write, paint. Suitable for 10-13…
The Power of Community
When Alison Jones was diagnosed with cancer, her family and friends began a roster to feed her family of seven. A simple act of kindness became a radical act of nourishing generosity. The indomitable Hana Assafiri (OAM) builds understanding and respect whilst transforming the lives of marginalised women. Join these inspiring women as they share…
Mirka Mora and Friends
Sabine Cotte, Lesley Harding and Kendra Morgan were lucky enough to have known one of our favourite artists intimately and with great affection. Mirka Mora’s charm, effervescence and style are revered in their books. This event is a tribute to a beloved, bright-eyed and deeply missed Melbournian. To be moderated by Jessica Bram. Supported by…
Ginger Gorman, Antony Loewenstein and Mark Dapin have all thrown caution to the wind and taken great risks in their work as writers. How far have they gone – and how far are they willing to go? Is the need to express views and inform an audience worth the danger involved? Moderated by Julie Szego,…