at Athenaeum Theatre

Paul Kelly in Conversation with Robert Forster

Australia’s one true poet laureate has finally committed his own story to paper. The 100 chapters which make up Paul Kelly’s How to Make Gravy share the tales and personal stories behind 100 of his songs from the previous three decades. Joined in conversation by the incomparable Robert Forster, Paul Kelly imparts his unique perspective on the songwriter’s art – from the point of inspiration to writing, honing, collaborating, performing, recording and reworking.

Celebrating How to Make Gravy, a memoir like no other, this will be a truly unique literary event.


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Portrait of Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly has recorded over 25 albums, several film soundtracks and published a self-described ‘mongrel memoir’,  How To Make Gravy, in an influential career spanning four decades. He was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2017, he was appointed as an officer of the Order of Australia  His latest release is ‘Nature’.

Portrait of Robert Forster

Robert Forster

As one of the founding members of the much loved Australian group The Go-Betweens, Robert Forster is one of Australia’s iconic musicians.


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