Dystopian Dreams: Noir and Crime Fiction
|Wednesday 5th December||3:30-4:45||G11 3.60|
In the introduction of Sydney Noir, John Dale writes: “Noir is the most democratic of genres in that it includes people from all walks of life and in all kinds of trouble […] ordinary people caught up in crime and violence, the kind of people you pass in the street or sit next to on overcrowded buses and trains.”
Panelists discuss one of the ‘shadier’ sides of our world, as captured in crime writing. John Dale and Philip McLaren in conversation with Darryl Whetter.
See detailed biography of panelists here.
Individual session tickets: $18 Full Price // $15 Concession.
This session is also included in a day pass or a 3 day program pass. Day Pass: $50 Full Price // $45 Concession. Program Pass: $120 Full Price // $100 Concession.
John Dale is the author of seven books of crime, memoirs, creative non-fiction and anthologies, including the best-selling novel Huckstepp. He is the Professor of Writing at UTS.
Darryl Whetter is the inaugural director of Creative Writing MA at LaSalle College of the Arts in Singapore. He is the author of three books of fiction and two poetry collections. His novels include the bicycle odyssey The Push & the Pull and the multi-generational smuggling epic Keeping Things Whole.
Phillip McLaren is an award winning Sydney author whose work is translated and taught at universities in Europe, the US and Australia. His parents are Kamilaroi First Nation Australians from Coonabarabran.
Please choose your ticket type below - Single Session, Day Pass or a Festival Program Pass.
This session is also included as part of a day pass or three day program pass. Day Pass - $50 Full Price // $45 Concession. Gives access to all session on the day of your selection, excluding workshops.
Full three day program pass - $120 Full Price // $100 Concession. Gives access to all sessions excluding workshops.