Bendigo Writers Festival 2018

August 11-13, 2017


John Safran will be at Festival 2017

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Book a date with brilliant John Safran, whose shrewd, witty, honest and courageous challenge to all that is deplorable is on show, once more, in his new book, Depends What You Mean By Extremist.

John will be talking with David Astle, at a special Ulumbarra event on Saturday August 12: sign up here  for Festival updates and Earlybird tickets, released on May 31.


John Safran, a Paladin dwarf and an ISIS supporter walk into a Catholic Church. Neo-Nazis are on the same side as the Jews. Pauline Hanson denies she was ever against Asian immigration… Welcome to Australia 2016. If it sounds mad, that’s because it is. And funny. But apparently that’s a dangerous thing now too – as Safran has just found out. Join us for this entertaining event as Safran reveals his alarming adventures in a weird world of misfits whose extremist views (and behaviour) have helped propel the rise of the alt-right. Welcome to a place in time where blonde-haired, blue-eyed boys grow-up aspiring to be ISIS freedom fighters, an Islamic preacher quotes Monty Python and newly arrived immigrants oppose multiculturalism. Yep, that’s right. It all depends what you mean by extremist…


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