The Tony Birch Interview – Podcast on Friday

By Right Now Radio

This month’s Right Now Radio episode is jam-packed with all the latest human rights news and events. In this second snippet Tony Birch speaks about writing from the margins, homelessness and storytelling as advocacy. He discusses his recent essay for Right Now, We All Need a Roof in the Rain, and asks whether a beached whale might offer a much needed fresh perspective on Australia’s border control debate. You can catch Tony, Anne Manne and Julian Burnside at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival on Saturday 24 August. Click here for more…

 

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