Join historians Dr Alexandra Dellios, Dr Jayne Persian and Dr Claire Higgins for a discussion of the hidden stories and behind-the-scenes decisions in Australian refugee history, chaired by Professor Frank Bongiorno, ANU.
Every life offers a unique story – but some lives stand out so distinctly they leave their mark on the world. How do some people make such a difference – and trigger change both at large and close to home? This is Griffith Review 58: Storied Lives - The Novella Project V
Sex, cyborgs and jellyfish – Krissy Kneen’s exhilarating new novel An Uncertain Grace explores the outer limits of gender, desire and mortality. One of Australia’s most insightful and provocative writers, Kneen joins us for a special SpringOUT Sunday Salon to probe the possibilities of queer fiction today.
What do you get when you ask a prominent someone twenty rapid-fire, unrehearsed questions? Truth, dare, obfuscation or heartfelt honesty? We’re hoping for a bit of all of these when we meet Andrew Barr, ACT Chief Minister for a special SpringOUT 'Question Time'.
Multi-award winning co-owners and partners Larry Jacobs and Marc Dobson from Hahndorf Hill Winery in the Adelaide Hills (SA) will be at Muse to showcase the very best selection of their sustainable Austrian varietal range with a special menu created by Head Chef Steven Sweeney.
Everyone's favourite "gaysian" author Benjamin Law returns to Muse for an intimate long lunch. The self-confessed cheap drunk, gay-, women's- & human rights crusader will be discussing everything from books, cult TV, naked art and his Quarterly Essay: 'Moral Panic 101' SOLD OUT
In Australian Gypsies, award-winning memoirist and novelist Mandy Sayer weaves together a vivid, wide-ranging history that begins with the roots of the Romani culture, tracing the first Gypsy people to arrive in Australia (including James Squire, the colony’s first brewer) through to Gypsy families today, who share the stories of their ancestors and their lives.
Over nearly 40 years as a journalist and foreign correspondent, Hugh Riminton has been shot at, blown up, threatened with deportation and thrown in jail. Join him to hear about his extraordinary life as he launches his memoir Minefields: A life in the news game. SOLD OUT
With 2017 the unofficial Year of the Nasty Woman, join us to discuss how expectations for women are changing, how we are challenging and rejecting gender roles, and learning to give up being so damn nice. Hear from three amazing creative women from different fields, about how they and their work have been politicised and criticised – but also applauded.
In this intensive workshop, author and editor Jessica Friedmann shares practical tips and personal advice about life-writing, memoir, and what it means to tell your own story. Draw on your personal experiences to create a well-honed narrative; discuss the personal and political act of writing while female; and explore the practicalities of finessing, editing and pitching personal writing.
In Danger Music, Eddie takes us through the bombs and chaos of Kabul, into the lives of the Afghan children who are transported by Bach, Abba, Beethoven and their own exhilarating Afghan music. Alongside these epic experiences, Emma determines to take the final steps to secure her own peace; she becomes the man always there inside - Eddie.
“Alice” has been read, enjoyed, and savored by generations of children and adults since first publication. It’s hallucinogenic, weird, imaginative and full of word play, mathematic puzzles, and political and social satire.
Join us as we celebrate the launch of The Legal Protection of Refugees with Disabilities, a ground-breaking book that focuses on the ‘forgotten refugees’ – people with disabilities who have crossed borders in search of protection from disaster or human conflict.
The private papers of Australia’s second prime minister reveal a solitary, religious character who found distasteful much of the business of politics. In The Enigmatic Mr Deakin, acclaimed political scientist Judith Brett scrutinises both Deakin’s public and inner life.
Through portraits of fourteen historians, Tom Griffiths traces how a body of work is formed out of a life-long dialogue between past evidence and present experience. Join him to discuss the historian’s craft, how our understanding of the past is ever-evolving and what history reveals about us, in conversation with Chris Wallace.