Son of 'Wat' meets son of 'William'
DAY 3: SUNDAY 20 June 8pm
Son of "Wat" meets son of "William" Don Watson in conversation with David Williamson *
Australis Noosa Lakes Resort, 3 Hilton Terrace, Noosaville
$35 includes supper following the peformance, drinks available for purchase
Don Watson is one of our finest writers and most astute social commentators. His interview with playwright David Williamson, himself an acknowledged social commentator, promises to be one of the highlights of the Longweekend. Don has been writing about Australia and Australians for years but the highlight of his output is considered by many to be his last two books. "Recollections of a Bleeding Heart" his account of his years as a key advisor to Prime Minister Paul Keating leapt into the best seller lists and won just about every literary prize for non fiction on offer.
Williamson will question Don about those years where he was right at the epicentre of national power and experienced at first hand, and had input into, some of the great triumphs and disasters of the Keating reign. Williamson will also talk to Don about his latest publishing success "Death Sentence" in which Don attacks with wonderful satirical precision the way in which managerial and corporate language has invaded just about every field in which words are important. Don argues that corporate speak is almost impossible to understand and investigates why and how it arose and why it is an increasingly frustrating part of our landscape. Williamson will draw him out on the dangers that follow the death of plain English in our culture, and encourage him to read some of the more hilarious examples of the new language of the modern managerial and political class.
For anyone interested in where our society has been and where it's going, this promises to be a fascinating evening.
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