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The Wheeler Centre Gala 2017: Stories for the Dead

‘Death exists, not as the opposite, but as a part of life,’ Haruki Murakami wrote in Norwegian Wood. What stories do we tell ourselves about death and the dead? How do our ideas around death vary across cultures?

For our seventh annual gala night of storytelling, we’re partnering with Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA to bring together 12 talented writers from across the region. Each of our writers will respond to our provocative (and slightly spooky) theme: Stories for the Dead.

Prepare for twelve very different reflections on the theme – from funny to ghoulish to political to poignant. Do the dead walk among us? Join us for stories of ghosts and spirits; ritual and revival; life, loss, love and death.

Presented by the Wheeler Centre and Arts Centre Melbourne for Asia TOPA.

Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments.

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