Running WritingSun 7 May, 10.30am
State Library Conversation Quarter
From squats to spell-checks, writers can be (perhaps surprisingly) as much a gym rat as a literary luminary. Join Ailsa Piper as she speaks to a panel of writers who hit the pavement as much as the pages about the relationship between body, mind and creativity. Featuring Tony Birch (Ghost River, Dark As Last Night), Bill Hayes (Sweat: A History of Exercise, Insomniac City) and Chelsea Watego (Another Day in the Colony).
This session was curated by Ellen van Neerven.
Proudly supported by the Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne
Tony Birch is the author of three novels: The White Girl, winner of the 2020 NSW Premier’s Award for Indigenous Writing, and shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Prize; Ghost River, winner of the 2016 Victo...
The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in nonfiction, Bill Hayes is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and the author of seven books, including The Anatomist, Insomniac City, and How We Live Now: Scenes from ...
Ailsa Piper works as a writer, performer, teacher, mentor and moderator. Her theatre script, Small Mercies, was co-winner of the Patrick White Playwright’s Award. Her memoir, Sinning Across Spain, grew from her passion...
Chelsea Watego is a Munanjahli and South Sea Islander woman born and raised on Yuggera country. First trained as an Aboriginal health worker, she is an Indigenist health humanities scholar, prolific writer and public int...