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SWF Live & Local Michael Kirby & Bo Seo: Good Arguments

Fri 26 May at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Former High Court Justice Michael Kirby and Bo Seo: Good Arguments

Events from the Sydney Writers Festival live-streamed to Orange Regional Gallery Theatre, hosted by Orange City Library.

Two-time world debating champion Bo Seo and former High Court justice Michael Kirby examine how we might better listen to and disagree with each other in an era of increasingly harsh and divisive discourse.

They discuss Bo’s new book, Good Arguments, part memoir of how he discovered the art of debating as a shy, conflict- adverse child, and part treatise on why the pillars of good debate – fact finding, reason and persuasion – offer an antidote to political spin, fake news and social media slugfests.

See them on the big screen supported by the Jibb Foundation.


Fri 26 May
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Orange Regional Gallery
Theatre, 149 Byng Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

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