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Reading the City: Melbourne on the Page

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Across March we’ll be Reading the City; shining a light on the many ways we understand and talk about Melbourne itself. From the city as an abstract concept to the physical landscape in all its permutations, we’ll be hearing from visual artists and architects, policy makers and designers, novelists and historians. The City of Literature becomes the focus, and you’ll never read it the same way again.

Melbourne on the Page

Jason Steger will chair the event, with Andrea Goldsmith, Joan London and Ross Mueller explaining how they convert our buildings, lanes and streets into sentences, paragraphs and pages.

Featuring

Joan London

The Good Parents, Joan London’s most recent novel, was published in April 2008 to acclaim. It has since reprinted three times, was the winner of the 2009 Christina Stead Prize for fiction in the NSW Premier’s Literary award and was shortlisted for the Age Fiction Book of the Year. Joan London is... Read more

Ross Mueller

Ross Mueller is an Australian playwright, winner of the New York New Dramatists Playwright exchange for his play Concussion. In March 2009 it premiered at Sydney Theatre Company. He has been shortlisted for the Patrick White Award on three separate occasions, including in April 2009 for Hard Core. H... Read more

Jason Steger

Jason Steger is books  editor at The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. He was a regular panelist on ABC TV’s The Book Club. Steger joined Fairfax as business editor of The Sunday Age in 1990. He became deputy features editor and then arts and books editor. He was appointed deputy managing... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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