AVAILABLE TO WATCH ON-DEMAND UNTIL SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER!
An essential session for those who love words: all of us, right? Inspired by the discovery that many words omitted from the original Oxford English Dictionary concerned women’s lives, Pip Williams took to the archives to learn more. The result? Her novel The Dictionary of Lost Words, wherein young Esme gathers all the words literally discarded from the OED process to fashion her own compendium: one that offers an alternative history of the English language. In conversation from Adelaide with Nicky Pellegrino.
WHAT IS THE FARAWAY NEAR?
The Faraway Near is our beautiful, intimate venue for international digital events. Grab a seat, with the night’s overseas guest seated at your table via a life-sized screen, sharing drinks and conversation. These sessions are more dinner party than hushed theatre, and were the hit of 2021’s festival.
Our guests are broadcast from their own homes around the world, and appear in informal conversation with a skilled interviewer who’s sitting with you in the bar. The bar will be open throughout, and you’ll have a chance to ask questions of your guest as well.
Choose to sit at the dining tables with our writers in the most intimate A reserve spots, or join others in the lounge to tune in from the big B reserve screen.
A Reserve: our most intimate seats, at a dining table with a small group, and your writer life-sized on screen.
B Reserve: in the lounge with a larger group, tuning into your writer on a bigger screen.
This session will be held live for in-person audiences, and also offered as a livestream for at-home viewing. Ticket prices for both are the same, please make sure you select the correct option for you.
If you need to swap your in-person ticket to an at-home digital ticket please contact us [at least 24 hours in advance] via email on firstname.lastname@example.org.