Set to kick off in just under a month, Adelaide Writers’ Week has unveiled its full 2021 program, a series of events that will “contemplate the Unstable Ground on which we stand”.

An additional 73 local and international names have been confirmed for the annual event, which will see an expanded Australian line-up live at Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, while international guests appear via live-stream.

Among the new additions is Aussie hip hop favourite Briggs, who has previously released children’s book Our Home, Our Heartbeat. On March 1, he will appear on the Be The Change panel alongside LGBTQI rights activist, writer and public speaker Sally Rugg and co-founder of the School Strikes 4 Climate movement, Jean Hinchliffe.

The panel will “reveal how to be effective change-makers by providing practical and inspiring advice on how to turn frustration into action, and become part of the solution to our world’s myriad urgent problems”.

“After the challenges and frustrations of the last twelve months, there is a real hunger amongst authors and audiences to gather as a community and celebrate literature and ideas,” Adelaide Writers’ Week director Jo Dyer said.

“Despite the pre-Christmas COVID scares, we are optimistic that all our Australian participants will be able to join us in person in the Garden as we come together to contemplate the state of the world and the state of our reading, asking the big questions like, ‘What just happened?’ and ‘What happens next?’.

“We are very much looking forward to hearing an array of answers from the collection of fine, curious and incisive minds in our line-up, and reconnecting with our audience after the past year.”

Adelaide Writers’ Week 2021 will run from February 27 to March 4. For more details, click here.

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