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Dark Mofo festival announces new ‘literature, film and ideas’ program

Tasmania’s midwinter festival Dark Mofo will incorporate a new ‘literature, film and ideas’ program into its June 2018 festival.

The Dark and Dangerous Thoughts (DDT) program will ‘comprise a curated showcase of literature, film and ideas that will take place during the festival’, organisers said in a statement.

The program will be directed by Laura Kroetsch, who recently announced she would step down as director of Adelaide Writers’ Week after the March 2018 festival.

Dark Mofo director Leigh Carmichael said he was ‘delighted’ that Kroetsch was joining the team. ‘We’ll be asking her to draw on her wealth of experience as we program some of the more challenging and dangerous ideas being discussed in the twenty-first century. We’ll be looking at a broad range of issues, but it’s unlikely we’ll stray too far from the core themes of f*cking and killing.’

The DDT program will be released in April along with the full Dark Mofo program. The festival will run from 15-24 June in Hobart.


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