Tuesday, 27 June 2017
The State Government-funded free event will create vibrancy and increase economic activity in the precinct, boosting employment opportunities for locals.
Centred on the theme of resilience, the festival will explore dialogue and debate around migration, human rights, climate change, language preservation and issues facing the millennial generation.
The concepts of survival and endurance will be examined throughout a complete program of thought provoking presentations, question and answer sessions, discussion panels, conversations and immersive experiences.
All events will also be streamed State-wide, ensuring access for all Western Australians.
Comments attributed to Culture and the Arts Minister David Templeman:
"The State Library will be buzzing on the last weekend of July 2017, when there will be keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, a youth-led radio station and interactive pop-up installations taking place all over the library.
"I'm sure that the weekend of events will once again bring forth new ideas, as well as stimulate debate and create controversy. While the events are all free, places for some sessions are limited so I encourage people to book."