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Friday, April 23, 2021

Stan Grant: Look Who’s Talking in Maitland

Award-winning journalist, author and television presenter Stan Grant will head to Maitland as part of Maitland Libraries’ Look Who’s Talking Program.

Grant is scheduled to speak about identity and the world in crisis on Thursday 8 April, from 6pm to 8pm, at Gillieston Heights Community Hub.

After more than 20 years working as a reporter and travelling the world for ABC, Al Jazeera, CNN and Seven News, he turned his attention to the Aboriginal experience, racism and identity to publish the acclaimed Walkley Award winning Talking to My Country and its follow up, Australia Day.

Both books are a deeply felt personal meditation on what it means to be Australian.

Considered to be one of Australia’s foremost chroniclers and observers, Grant brings his strong voice and incisive exploration to his new book, With the Falling of the Dusk to be released this April.

As a proud Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi man who has spent considerable time travelling Australia and the world, his insights into the Australian identity are considered and informed.

His passion for justice and humanity is at the forefront of his writing and reporting.

“As a journalist and author Stan Grant has covered the major stories and issues of our time,” Maitland City Council’s coordinator community programs and collections Alison Harwood said.

“We are excited to welcome him to Maitland and look forward to sharing his stories and insights with our community.”

Tickets cost $27.50 and can be purchased at www.maitlandlibrary.com.au/look-whos-talking

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