16 – 22 May, Sydney.
This year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival offers the opportunity to think about Shakespeare through the lenses provided by a variety of current literary artists. Here is a summary of their Shakespeare-related events:
Monday 16 May – SHAKESPEARE’S SONNETS: Singer-songwriter Paul Kelly and Director Peter Evans discuss the eternal inspiration of the sonnets.
Wednesday 18 May – A LOVE AFFAIR WITH SHAKESPEARE: Panel discussion held in association with the State Library of NSW on what it is to live with a love of Shakespeare. The speakers have not yet been announced.
Thursday 19 May – THE GAP OF TIME: Acclaimed British novelist Jeanette Winterson talks about her most recent book, The Gap of Time, which is based on Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.
Saturday 22 May – SEVEN SONNETS AND A SONG: Paul Kelly expounds upon his new album, and his love of Shakespeare.