Kick on for Literacy

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People at Walsh Bay
Photograph: Sydney Writers' Festival

Festival guests face off in a debate on whether the book is better than the ball in a fundraising night for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Join the debate at the Hemingway Bar and find out if the book beats the ball. Marngrook footy show’s Shelley Ware and David Lawrence will argue in favour of the book, while authors Anita Heiss and Graeme Simsion will convince us to get behind the ball. The debate will be moderated by Sydney Swans board member Sam Mostyn. You’ll be expected to make lots of noise if you’re sitting in the audience, however, there’ll be plenty of wine and beer to go around. Kick on for Literacy will be raising fund for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) to coincide with National Reconciliation Week and the AFL’s annual Sir Doug Nicholls Round.

Up for auction on the night will be signed guernseys from Hawthorn FC and the Sydney Swans, as well as football boots in the Sydney Swans colours hand-painted by David Williams of Gilimbaa, signed artwork by Brenda L. Croft and Dub Leffler, framed drawings from the book Kicking Goals with Goodesy and Magic, plus signed books by Aussie authors.

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