JLF Education Sessions

Celebration of cultural connections and new perspectives.

Friday, November 1 2019

From the producer of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival comes the annual transnational celebration of cultural connections and new perspectives. As part of this year’s JLF Adelaide centrED is teaming with JLF and OzAsia Festival to present a day of Education Sessions for English, Literature and Language students in Years 9 – 11.

Creative Writing Workshop with Roanna Gonsalves – BOOKED OUT

10:45am - 12:00pm, Festival Theatre Southern Foyer

Inspired by the techniques of writers from storytelling cultures across the world, this masterclass with prize-winning author Roanna Gonsalves will look at what makes well-known short stories successful and teaches students how to adopt similar techniques in your own writing by focusing on language and the representation of power on the page.

Roanna Gonsalves’ book The Permanent Resident, (published in India as Sunita De Souza Goes To Sydney) won the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Multicultural Prize 2018 and was longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award. Her writing has been compared to the work of Alice Munro and Jhumpa Lahiri. Her four-part radio series, On the Tip of a Billion Tongues (ABC RN Earshot) is a portrayal of contemporary India through its multilingual writers. Roanna is a recipient of the Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Endeavour Award. She is a highly regarded speaker and teacher.

Maximum capacity: 30 students
Ideal for English students Years 9-11


Author in Focus: Hannah Kent in Conversation with Laura Kroetsch

12:45pm - 1:45pm, Quartet Bar

Meet Hannah Kent, author of the hugely successful book Burial Rites, a novel commonly explored in Stage 2 English Literary Studies. Students will gain an in depth understanding about Hannah’s books and writing processes followed by a Q&A session to have all their answered. Don’t forget to bring your copy of her book for signing!

Hannah Kent is the co-founder and deputy editor of Australian literary journal Kill Your Darlings and is completing her PhD at Flinders University. In 2011, she won the inaugural Writing Australia Unpublished Manuscript Award. Her prize-winning novels Burial Rites and The Good People, have received international acclaim and been translated into over 25 languages.

Maximum capacity: 200 students
Ideal for English students Years 9-11

Register Now