Festival Program

Highlight Event

Love Letter to a Book

Sat 7 Sep, 10am
The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space

MWF19 artists pen and read new work paying tribute to something or someone close to their hearts in our A Love Letter to… series.

We’ve all felt passionately about a novel from our past, but have we ever taken the time to write a heartfelt note to it directly, thanking it for the way it shaped and moved us? Hear Amal Awad, Ruby Hamad, Sarah Krasnostein and Daniel Mallory Ortberg do just this.

Update to previously advertised information: this event now takes place in The Wheeler Centre,  Performance Space.

Duration

1 hour

Session code

5745

Available on Pass

Accessibility

Tickets

Session Artists

Amal Awad is a journalist, screenwriter and author. She has written for such publications as ELLE, Frankie, Meanjin, Going Down Swinging and SBS Life, and produced for ABC Radio National.

Sam Cooney runs independent book press Brow Books and quarterly literary magazine The Lifted Brow. He is a current AMP ‘Tomorrow Maker’, an Australian Book Industry Awards ‘Rising Star’ finalist, and a member of the UNESCO Melbourne City of Literature’s Strategic Planning Group.

Ruby Hamad is a journalist, author, and PhD student in media and postcolonial studies at UNSW. A former Fairfax columnist, her work also appears in The Guardian, Prospect Magazine, and The Saturday Paper. She currently writes for Crikey and The New Arab.

Sarah Krasnostein is a writer and a lawyer with a doctorate in criminal law. She is the bestselling, multi-award winning author of The Trauma Cleaner. She has written for a variety of publications in Australia, America and the UK. She was the 2018 winner of the Victorian Prize for Literature.

Daniel Mallory Ortberg is the co-founder of The Toast and Dear Prudence at Slate.

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