For the first time in Western Australia, Teamwork Arts, producers of the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, bring to Mandurah Performing Arts Centre a transnational celebration of cultural connections and new perspectives. Join us for two extraordinary days of conversations and debates as we celebrate literature and the rich diversity in thought that it inspires.
Writer and politician Shashi Tharoor will join Australia’s former Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith, to discuss the personal and the political and the beliefs and ideas that have anchored him in his public life and literary career; historian Frank Dikötter will offer a timely perspective on How to be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century; and writer and translator Paulo Lemos Horta explores the cultural and literary history of the Arabian Nights and of the travellers, storytellers and translators who gave the world these unforgettable tales.
For lovers of poetry, Words on Water also offers a feast of opportunities with Malaysia’s best-selling poet Melizarani T. Selva taking to the stage with award-winning Arab-Australian poet, writer and editor Omar Sakr and Perth-based spoken word poet, performer and playwright Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa.
Words on Water includes all of this and so much more! At only $10.00 for a day pass how can you afford not to go?
Bookings are now open and the program is available to explore here.