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The Meaning of Life in a Technological Age (Sydney Writers Festival)

May 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Sydney Writers’ Festival will live-stream its headline events from Sydney to the Mackay region.

The quest for a life worth living has been the business of philosophers for millennia. How can we pursue answers to life’s big questions in an increasingly unstable technological age? Join pre-eminent philosopher A.C. Grayling forth is special talk.

A. C. Grayling CBE MA DPhil is the Principal of Northeastern University London and its Professor of Philosophy. He is a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford. He is the author of over thirty books of philosophy, biography, history of ideas and essays. He was a columnist for The Guardian, The Times and Prospect Magazine. He has twice been a judge for The Booker Prize, in2014 serving as the Chair of the judging panel. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Vice President of Humanists UK, Patron of the Defence Humanists, Honorary Associate of the Secular Society and a Patron of Dignity in Dying.

After the wild success of Live & Local in 2023, Sydney Writers’ Festival returns to your local library in 2024 to bring the best of the Festival direct to you. Find other Sydney Writers Festival sessions here.

View the Sydney Writers Festival reading list here.

Access to free events is only one of the benefits of library membership. If you are not already a library member, please join at https://library.mackay.qld.gov.au/Montage/Join.aspx

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Conditions of Booking

• A ticket is required for each person attending this event

• If any of the attendees booked in feel unwell or if you are unable to attend, please cancel your booking.

• This session may be filmed/photographed, if you do not wish to be filmed, please make it known to our team at the beginning of the session.

• Hearing loops are available for use at our programs and events. If you would benefit from using this technology at an event you attend, please let us know prior to the event.

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• Use the Eventbrite app to store your ticket and add a reminder to your calendar.

• Please arrive promptly to each event that you have registered to attend.

• Allow time for travel and parking. You can find information about our library locations at www.mackay.qld.gov.au/contactus

• Access to free events is only one of the benefits of library membership. If you are not already a library member, please join at https://library.mackay.qld.gov.au/Montage/Join.aspx

Venue

Sarina Library
65 Broad Street
Sarina, QLD 4737 Australia