Bill Hayes is a renowned writer and photographer, hailed by Edmund White as “the great poet of the everyday”. When the world came to a halt early last year, he took to the streets of Manhattan to document the lockdown.
The resulting collection of poetry and images, How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic, is reminiscent of Insomniac City, Bill’s tender ode to New York and his partner, the late Oliver Sacks. It celebrates the shared humanity that emerged during a time of unanticipated catastrophe. Bill appears live via video to share his photographs and anecdotes during a special immersive event with Anton Enus.
The Sydney Writers’ Festival will be delivered under approved Covid-19 safety plans and will follow strict guidelines set by the NSW Department of Health. All of our venues, including Carriageworks, are registered as Covid-Safe. Patrons will be asked to check in upon arrival at the venue.