In October at The Next Big Thing, we’ll explore themes of escape and discovery; estrangement and re-connection. It’s the Lost and Found edition, and we’ll be hearing new work from some incredible writers.
Kathryn Hind’s debut novel, Hitch, is about a young woman’s perilous hitchhiking journey through the Australian desert. Katy Warner’s Everywhere Everything Everyone is a high-concept YA novel about power and resistance. Tyson Yunkaporta’s Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World calls for a radical rethinking of the human relationship with the world we live in. And Lujayn Hourani’s essay, ‘Carmen, Hassad, and Every Dream I’ve Ever Had’, appears in the most recent edition of Voiceworks (#116 Pluto).
Readings will be our bookseller for this event.
Stella is the Wheeler Centre’s Programming Coordinator. An emerging arts manager and event producer, Stella was previously the Marketing and Events Coordinator for Readings, and the Festival Manager for the National Young Writers’ Festival, Australia’s largest gathering of young and innova... Read more
Tyson Yunkaporta is an academic, arts critic and researcher, who belongs to the Apalech Clan in far north Queensland. He carves traditional tools and weapons and also works as a senior lecturer in Indigenous Knowledges at Deakin University in Melbourne.
Kathryn Hind was born in Canberra and has now returned there after living for five years in the UK. She’s published essays and short stories in various Australian journals and collections, and has had a poem published on one of Canberra’s Action buses. Kathryn began her first novel, Hitch, while... Read more
Katy Warner always thought she wanted to be an actor and for a big part of her life that’s what she did – until she realised she actually preferred writing the words herself. Now, she’s an award-winning playwright and the author of many short stories and a young-adult novel. Even though ... Read more
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