bendigo writers festival
August 11-13, 2017

BWF in association with The Wheeler Centre and La Trobe University, presents
Masha Gessen on Donald Trump and Lessons in American Democracy.

Acclaimed New York-based journalist Masha Gessen believes US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is ‘a thoroughly American creation that poses an existential threat to American democracy’. For Gessen, the story of Trump’s rise begins with September 11 and the effects of those events on the American psyche. She’ll also discuss Trump’s manipulation of weaknesses in the American media.
Monday 5 December 6.15-7.15pm, $20/$12 The Capital.


"Whatever the outcome of the November election, the effect of Trump's attacks on the institutions and customs of American democracy will last and reverberate."