SEMINAR: WRITING THE GREAT WAR – PERSONAL STORIES TO CONTEMPORARY HISTORY

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I thought this might be of interest to Canberrans – there’s a stellar line up of talent at the event.

Seminar: Writing the Great War
National Library of Australia, Canberra
Theatre, Lower Ground 1
Saturday, 20 June 2015, 9.30am-5pm

The First World War was the first to involve literate populations on a grand scale. The conflict inspired widespread creative output as writers attempted to process what the war meant. From eyewitness journalists, soldiers and nurses, through to the response of poets, novelists and historians, this seminar examines the breadth of Australian writing as a result of the war.

Speakers include Joan Beaumont, Janet Butler, Philip Butterss, Adrian Caesar, Susannah Helman, Malcolm St Hill, Jacqueline Manuel, Michael McKernan, Ross McMullin, Peter Rees, and Clare Rhoden.

This seminar is held in conjunction with the Library’s current exhibition Keepsakes: Australians and the Great War on exhibit until 19 July 2015.

Supported by the Maxine Poynton-Baker Bequest.

More information: http://www.nla.gov.au/node/8013

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