Australian indigenous art Carnarvon Creek Gorge Queensland 3500 yo

This is an update on the talks I am giving in Australia over the next couple of weeks:


4-6 August
Byron Writers Festival
Byron Bay
New South Wales

I am speaking in three sessions:

Friday 4 August, 11am-12pm
In conversation with Laura Kroetsch about the themes of my books From Fatwa to Jihad and The Quest for a Moral Compass.

Friday, 4 August, 3-4pm 
‘Living Ethically’
 a discussion with Rebeccca Huntley, Emrys Westacott and Anthony Funnell

Saturday 5 August, 2.45 –3.45pm
 ‘It depends what you mean by extremist’, a discussion with David Marr, John Condon and Matthew Condon.

Details and tickets from the Byron Writers Festival.


8 August
Post Truth Era

Seymour Centre
Cnr Cleveland Street & City Road

I am in conversation with Charles Firth. The event is organized by Think Inc and the University of Sydney’s Post-Truth Initiative. Details and tickets from Think Inc.


10 August
The History of Moral Thought

State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie Street

Tickets and details from the State Library of NSW.


11-13 August
Bendigo Writers Festival

I am speaking in two sessions:

Saturday 12 August, 8.15-9.30pm
‘How the World Changed’, a conversation with Tony Walker, based around my book From Fatwa to Jihad.

Sunday 13 August, 12.30-13.30pm
‘The Moral Tightrope’, discussing the history of morality with Paul Barclay.

Tickets and details from the Bendigo Writers Festival.


The image is of Australian Indigenous cave art from caves in the Carnarvon Creek Gorge of central western Queensland, dated around 3500 years ago. Photograph by Chris Jules.

One comment

  1. Hi Kenan – thanks for posting your schedule – I booked for your Seymour Centre talk next week, and may try for the Library talk as well if I have time.

    I’ve just read that there is a Parliamentary Inquiry on Strengthening Australia’s Multiculturism and are actually holding hearings in Bendigo today. I wonder if anyone has sort you out to talk to any groups on this?


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