May 19, 2005

TALK | Sydney Writers Festival

A session at the Sydney Writers Festival addresses Critical Arts Journalism
Thursday 26 May 2005, 18:00 - 19:30
Featuring Martin Levin, Michael Winter, Nicola Walker, Susan Wyndham (Chair)
Martin Levin is the literary editor of Canada’s Globe and Mail, Nicola Walker is a critic with the Times Literary Supplement, and Andrew Riemer the Sydney Morning Herald. Between them they know a thing or two about criticism. While author Michael Winter, experiences their appraisal from the other side. From their different international and personal perspectives they’ll discuss the state of the art, and just what an author wants from a critic. The Pascall Foundation and Sydney Morning Herald’s Susan Wyndham will guide the discussion. Presented by the Pascall Foundation and State of the Arts magazine.

Also ... Harold Bloom - The School of Resentment
Saturday 28 May 2005, 09:30 - 10:30
Sydney Theatre
Feautring Harold Bloom with John Kinsella
Professor Harold Bloom is arguably the most influential critic of the last quarter of a century. He’s written more than 25 books and is a member of the American Academy of Letters. Today he joins us live via satellite from New York City for a discussion with Australian poet, John Kinsella about literary criticism, F.R. Leavis, aesthetic standards and reciting poetry at the gates of death.
Cost: $20/$15
Bookings: 9250 1988
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