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Breakfast with Papers

The Palais

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    During the Festival, why not start your day with ideas? In the coolest part of the day, at the coolest spot in the city, come and grab a coffee and a pastry and listen to Tom Wright and his panel of informed, smart guests each morning at 8am as they discuss the news of the day and issues of the Zeitgeist. You’ll feel the energy of the city gathering around you in our haven on the Torrens.

    Guests can enjoy coffee and light breakfast by CIBO Espresso with newspapers provided by The Advertiser as moderator Tom Wright and his panel of local and visiting journalists, writers, academics, thought leaders and artists interrogate the daily headlines in an intimate morning discussion of news and current affairs. As its 2017 audiences will attest, it’s an invigorating and intellectually energetic start to every day of the Adelaide Festival.


    Date Time Guests
    Sat 3 Mar 8am Michael Farris Smith and Rachel Khong (writers), Eugenia Flynn (artist and community organiser, eleven collective), Sean Fewster (Chief Court reporter, The Advertiser)
    Sun 4 Mar 8am Georgina Godwin, Patricia Lockwood and Cory Doctorow (writers), Safdar Ahmed (writer, artist and academic, eleven collective)
    Tue 6 Mar 8am Kate Cole-Adams, Samin Nosrat, Laleh Khadivi, AC Grayling (writers)
    Wed 7 Mar 8am Sarah Krasnostein, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich (writers), Greg Barila (Head of Social and Audience Engagement, The Advertiser)
    Thu 8 Mar - International Woman Day 8am Jenny Valentish (writer), Deborah Bogle, (Book Editor, The Advertiser), Jo Dyer (CEO, Sydney Writers Festival, Film Producer)
    Fri 9 Mar 8am Jim Robbins, David Hill (writers), Matt Deighton (Editor, The Advertiser) and Naomi Edwards, (Artistic Director, Patch Theatre)
    Sat 10 Mar 8am Dr Rick Sarre (Adjunct Professor of Law and Criminal Justice in the School of Law, University of South Australia), Richard Watts (Performing Arts Editor,, Diana Simmons (journalist, critic, teacher and author)
    Sun 11 Mar 8am Jane Howard (journalist), Nick Harmsen (political reporter, ABC News SA), Andrew Holman (Editor, Sunday Mail, The Advertiser)
    Mon 12 Mar 8am Julian Burnside AO (barrister, human rights and refugee advocate and author), Nadja Fleet (editor-in-chief, Messenger Newspapers), Dr Rodrigo Praino (Senior Lecturer in Politics and Public Policy, Flinders University)
    Tue 13 Mar 8am Michael McGuire (author and journalist, The Advertiser), Carol Johnson (Professor of Politics and International Studies, University of Adelaide), Roy Eccleston (Editor, SA Weekend)
    Wed 14 Mar 8am Rod Savage (Executive Editor, Digital, The Advertiser), Petra Starke (freelance writer and arts publicist), David Marr (writer and journalist, Festival Forums host)
    Thu 15 Mar 8am Paul Starick (Chief Reporter, The Advertiser), Penny Debelle (Film and Magazine Writer, The Advertiser), Amanda Vanstone (ABC RN Presenter and AGE columnist)
    Fri 16 Mar 8am Professor Jason Bainbridge (Head of the School of Creative Industries, University of South Australia), Suzannah Kennet-Lister (Associate Director, In the Club, State Theatre Company), Roy Eccleston (Editor, SA Weekend), Justine Gaudreau-Fewster (Australian cosplayer).
    Sat 17 Mar 8am Professor John Carty (Head of Humanities, South Australian Museum), Amir Nizar Zuabi, (Director and writer, presenting Azza and Taha at AF2018), Anna Goldsworthy (concert pianist, writer and editor), Guy Rundle (correspondent-at-large, Crikey, author and commentator)
    Sun 18 Mar 8am Rev Hon Dr Lynn Arnold AO (former SA Premier, now CEO of Anglicare SA), Samela Harris (freelance journalist), Dr Kerryn Goldsworthy (freelance writer and former academic), Debra Whitmont (journalist, ABC)

  • Credits

    We would like to acknowledge that Jim Robbins and Julian Burnside appear at Breakfast with Papers with thanks to WOMADelaide Planet Talks.

    Image Shane Reid

Presenting partner

Cibo Espresso and The Advertiser

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