Saturday, May 15, 2010

Controversial author Christopher Hitchens appearing at Sydney Writers Festival

Controversial author Christopher Hitchens will be in Sydney, Australia for the 'Sydney Writers Festival' (May 15-23, 2010). He will be making appearances discussing his pet themes of politics and Religion as well as introducing his new autobiography 'Hitch 22'.
Christopher Hitchens (International)
Christopher Hitchens, "one of the most prolific, and well as brilliant, journalists of our time" ('Observer'), is a widely published polemicist and frequent radio and TV commentator. He is a contributing editor to 'Vanity Fair' and a visiting professor of liberal studies at the New School in New York. His numerous books include the international bestseller 'God is Not Great'. His latest book is 'Hitch 22: A Memoir'.

appearing at...
88: No He Can’t?
184: Programmatic Specificity We Can Believe In
195: Christopher Hitchens
Here are Christopher Hitchens' dates in detail:
Event 88: No He Can’t?
When: Friday, May 21
Time: 11:30 - 12:30
... A little over a year after Obama's historic election, Christopher Hitchens, Anne Davies and Don Watson put the Obama presidency under the microscope. Can we still believe in hope? Chair: Geoffrey Garrett.
Event 184: Programmatic Specificity We Can Believe In
When: Saturday, May 22
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Is soaring rhetoric just as much the enemy of democracy as the numbing bureaucratese beloved by so many politicians? Former New South Wales premier Nathan Rees, the ABC's Annabel Crabb, and US-based British journalist Christopher Hitchens dissect the importance of language to democracy and good quality government. Chair: Neil James.
Event 195: Christopher Hitchens
When: Saturday, May 22
Time: 20:00 - 21:30
Last time he was here he talked about God. Now, he talks about Hitch. On the publication of his autobiography, 'Hitch 22', Sydney Writers' Festival presents journalist, philosopher and raconteur, Christopher Hitchens. He speaks with Julian Morrow.
Read previous APF posts featuring Christopher Hitchens:
- Watch Christopher Hitchens volunteer to get waterboarded for Vanity Fair Magazine
- The art of "Selling" - Christopher Hitchens with Ralph Reed on 'Hannity and Colmes'

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