I walked out of the Brisbane Writers Festival Keynote Address. This is why.
Yassmin Abdel-Magied

I can’t believe you are serious. But you are, it seems. Writers have to be others, you know. This is truly the worst piece of self pitying prose I have read in a long time. And the sombrero? It does not matter. I am Mexican and just can’t get angry or anything. What matters is thousands screaming insults at political rallies. That is scary and hurtful. Political rallies, not artistic festivals.

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