Paul Kelly: Other People’s WordsThu 4 May, 8.30pm
Melbourne Town Hall
In an exclusive performance for Melbourne Writers Festival, acclaimed singer-songwriter Paul Kelly takes the stage for an unforgettable celebration of song and poetry.
Of all the poets, it is the ones who speak to the greatest themes of literature – love and death – that have shaped Paul Kelly. From Shakespeare, WB Yeats, Walt Whitman and Dylan Thomas to Gwen Harwood, Sylvia Plath, Dennis Glover and Les Murray, these are the poets that have proven powerful influences in his music. Featuring live music from musician Alice Keath, join Paul as he sings and recites poetry from his favourites in an unmissable night that will uplift you, and perhaps inspire you to make poetry a lifetime friend.
Please note, premium seating is excluded from the early-bird discount.
This event will have Auslan interpretation.
Thanks to the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, this event will be live-streamed to the State Library Victoria forecourt, so you can listen for free.
Proudly supported by ARA Group
This event is supported through the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund – a $200 million partnership of the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.
1 hour 15 minutes
Alice Keath is a songwriter, composer, performer and broadcaster. As a performer, she has toured internationally and appeared at most major Australian arts and music festivals. Alice has released two albums with duo Swee...
Paul Kelly was born in Adelaide, one of nine children, in 1955. He wrote his first song in 1976 and has been making records since 1978, over thirty to date. He has collaborated with many other songwriters and written mus...