[UPDATED with new events] Uncensored: Greer and Carr with Phillip Adams – Live on Stage in Brisbane
Join us for a night of bold ideas hosted by Phillip Adams. You can book tickets now.
UPDATE: THE BRISBANE EVENT HAS SOLD OUT
New event dates have been announced:
- PERTH MONDAY 3 SEPTEMBER Germaine Greer at Boffin Books and City of Perth Library: Book now
- SYDNEY WEDNESDAY 5 SEPTEMBER Germaine Greer On Consent at The School of Life: Book now
- MELBOURNE THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER Germaine Greer On Consent at The School of Life: Book now
- BRISBANE FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER Uncensored Greer and Carr: SOLD OUT
Germaine Greer and Bob Carr will appear in a one-night-only Brisbane event, UNCENSORED: GREER & CARR on Friday 7 September. Join us for a night of bold ideas hosted by Phillip Adams. You can book tickets now.
This will be Germaine Greer’s only public appearance in Queensland during the world tour of her new book, On Rape. Due to popular demand, MUP has created this event after Germaine Greer and Bob Carr were disinvited from the Brisbane Writers Festival, as reported in The Australian.
‘A culture of avoiding controversy is permeating Australian festivals’, says Louise Adler, MUP CEO.
‘We’ve had a long and productive working relationship with the Brisbane Writers Festival with a host of talented MUP authors appearing on their stages this year.
‘Isn’t a writers festival supposed to provoke us to think anew? Surely we want festivals that are the reverse of “safe spaces”, that offer us the opportunity to be “triggered” by bold and brave writers with new ideas.’
Bob Carr shares this sentiment. ‘I’m proud Run for Your Life bristles with argument and controversy.
‘Maybe the festival objected to my praise of western civilisation. Or my advocacy of pragmatic engagement with China. It might have been my upfront argument against population growth and high immigration. Maybe my candid account of battles with the Israel Lobby.
‘I welcome the opportunity with Germaine Greer and Phillip Adams of putting my case, no holds barred, in Brisbane.’
Greer’s On Rape is set to become a worldwide publishing event on September 1 with international rights sold to Bloomsbury (UK and Ireland), and more territories to be announced shortly.
In On Rape Greer writes that ‘centuries of writing and thinking about rape—as inflicted by men on women—have got us nowhere’. In this prescient book, Greer argues that there has to be a better way.
MUP continues to publish new ‘books with spine’ on politics and culture, backed by our 96 years as Australia’s original university press.
Come and join us for this one-night only event with Germaine Greer and Bob Carr with special guest Phillip Adams. Bookseller: Dymocks Brisbane. Book tickets now.