Millennials, those born in the final decades of the twentieth century, have come of age in an unsettled world – one that offers few clear or established pathways to a secure future. But what exactly are they up against, and how are they responding to the societies they've grown into?
Co-edited by Julianne Schultz and Jerath Head, Griffith Review 56: Millennials Strike Back, is devoted to the challenges and opportunities this generation is facing and embracing. Writers include Sam Vincent, who finds affirmation in learning to become, almost unintentionally, a farmer; Billy Griffiths, who joins the Djelk IPA Rangers on country in western Arnhem Land to help them tell 'healthy country' stories; and Yolande Norris, who tracks her life in the arts against a friend and collaborator.
Join them for a panel discussion with Julianne Schultz, as they explore work, culture and transition in the twenty-first century.
Tickets: $10 (includes a complimentary glass of house wine or soft drink)
Billy Griffiths is a Melbourne-based writer and historian. He is the author of The China Breakthrough: Whitlam in the Middle Kingdom, 1971 and co-editor with Mike Smith of The Australian Archaeologist’s Book of Quotations. His essay ‘A world in a grain of sand’ was published in Griffith Review 41: Now We Are Ten.
Sam Vincent’s first book, Blood and Guts: Dispatches from the Whale Wars was longlisted for the 2015 Walkley Book Award, shortlisted for the 2015 Nib Waverly Library Award for Literature and shortlisted for the 2015 ACT Book of the Year Award. The book developed from his story ‘Harpooned’, which was published in Griffith Review 37: Small World.
Yolande Norris is a graduate of the ANU School of Art, whose work extends into festivals and arts and social change. Yolande writes poetry, memoir, essays and commentary on arts, culture, social history and identity for a range of publications and platforms.