Coming up at Muse
Recently rediscovered and published in France, Françoise Frenkel's No Place to Lay One's Head has been lovingly translated by Australian Stephanie Smee. Join us as Smee discusses literary translation, life in France and her love of books, words and history.
From the small town in regional Australia where she was told that 'girls can't play the drums' to New York City and back again, Brodie Lancaster has spent her life searching screens, books, music and magazines for bodies like hers, girls who loved each other, and women who didn't follow the silent instructions to shrink or hide that they've received since literal birth. This is the story of life as a young woman through the lenses of feminism and pop culture.
In 1969, a young and apprehensive Tony Kevin set off on his first diplomatic posting to Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Nearly 50 years on, he returns alone, a private citizen aged 73. What will he find? How has Russia changed since those grim Soviet days?
We're very pleased to present winemaking team Charlie Svenson and son Ben from De Salis Wines for an exclusive Long Table bookshop dinner. Enjoy canapes and sparkling wine on arrival, followed by a four course dinner created by Head Chef Steven Sweeney, that showcases a selection of the extraordinary, minimal intervention cool climate wines from this much lauded winery.
How does the writer dream and survive across multiple languages, cultures and genres? Join poet, novelist, short story writer, and dramatist Merlinda Bobis and Subhash Jaireth in this conversation about the gift-and-scourge of a multiple and layered creative practice.