Gunuwarra Room — St Kilda Town Hall

Gunuwarra Room, St Kilda Town Hall
99A Carlisle St, St Kilda, VIC 3182


Events at this venue:

Free
Cancelled

The Power of Community

When Alison Jones was diagnosed with cancer, her family and friends began a roster to feed her family of seven. A simple act of kindness became a radical act of nourishing generosity. The indomitable Hana Assafiri (OAM) builds understanding and respect whilst transforming the lives of marginalised women. Join these inspiring women as they share…

May 4, 2020
10.00am—11.00am
Cancelled

Facing the Strange

It takes a certain eye to recognise the peculiar in the plain. World-renowned short story writer Deborah Eisenberg (Your Duck is My Duck) and award-winning author Bernard Cohen (When I Saw the Animal) reveal how they look for the gems hidden in the minutiae, seek the complex in the simple and spot the funny within…

May 4, 2020
11.15am—12.15pm
Cancelled

Love and Other Catastrophes

Threads of love run right through literature. Hear three Melbourne-based authors, Ali Berg, Joanne Dannon and Michelle Kalus, reveal how they bleed their hearts onto the page with Christine Gordon from Readings.

May 4, 2020
12.30pm—1.30pm
Cancelled

Jewish Outback Dreaming

Anna Epstein, author of Melekh Ravitsh: The eccentric outback quest of an urbane Yiddish poet from Poland, and Arnold Zable, Ravitsh’s modern avatar, explore the dreams and idealism of this quixotic figure who nevertheless saw the reality of refugee strivings and a possible solution to them. Moderated by Rebecca Margolis, modern Yiddishist and Director of…

May 4, 2020
1.45pm—2.45pm
Cancelled

Who Are We To Tell?

A number of explosive controversies in the literary world have forever changed the ethical landscape for authors writing other people’s stories. In this session, Suzanne Leal and Suzy Zail, two authors whose most recent novels told the fictionalised stories of real people, will discuss their books in the context this new landscape, with a particular…

May 4, 2020
3.00pm—4.00pm
Cancelled

Into the Past

“Life can be understood backwards, but it must be understood forwards” (Kierkegaard). Authors Suzy Zail, Philip Salom and Avi Duckor-Jones take an existential dive into the way the past can haunt us, holding a mirror up to what we find there and how we learn from the things we see. Moderated by Bernard Cohen.

May 3, 2020
10.00am—11.00am
Cancelled

Talking in Tongues

How has our language shaped us? Join Rebecca Margolis, Margaret Taft and Subhash Jaireth in exploring how language – Yiddish and others – create and express individual and community identity. Moderated by Renata Singer, this panel will delve into the writer’s personal experience – as well as their research and writing – to illuminate the…

May 3, 2020
11.15am—12.15pm
Cancelled

Poetry Readings

In one luxurious, uninterrupted hour, poets Anne Carson, Sam Duckor-Jones, Anna Jacobson, Emma Lew, Philip Salom and Alex Skovron take us on an audible journey and remind us of the power of the written and spoken word. Hosted by Barbara Kamler.

May 3, 2020
12.30pm—1.30pm
Cancelled

Writing the World

As Proust once proclaimed, ‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.’ Writers Arnold Zable, Subhash Jaireth and Miriam Sved will talk to Anna Snoekstra about how travelling the world or writing it informs their writing and what it might reveal about them.

May 3, 2020
1.45pm—2.45pm
Cancelled

Between the Generations

Along with our DNA, we are constructed by the stories we have been told. Intergenerational trauma can reside in silence. David Slucki will speak into the silence with poet Anna Jacobson and Yorta Yorta writer Daniel James. Supported by Jewish Holocaust Centre.

May 3, 2020
3.00pm—4.00pm
Cancelled

Jewish Sheilas

Join Lee Kofman, Jessica North and Juliet Rieden as they dissect and process the various ways in which the Jewish woman is represented in text. Their conversation takes in both historical representations, and their own, as writers. Supported by She’elah.

May 3, 2020
4.15pm—5.15pm
Cancelled

Wallace Shawn Masterchat

Not as long as a masterclass but more than a Q&A, award-winning New York playwright and actor, Wallace Shawn provides insights into his approach to writing plays. This is a rare opportunity to hear from, and ask questions of, one of the legends of American stage and screen. Wallace’s ground breaking (and controversial) plays include…

May 6, 2020
2.30pm—3.30pm