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The Writer’s Mix Tape: Tony Birch with Jonnie Von Goes

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Writers’ influences extend far beyond the things they read. The creative impulse is driven by experience, by people they’ve met, places they’ve been and, in many cases, the music they’ve listened to.

In partnership with Melbourne’s iconic 3RRR, The Writer’s Mix Tape is an exploration of the music that has run through our writers’ lives.

Each month a different 3RRR broadcaster will interview a notable writer about the songs that have most moved and shaped their career. Short snippets from the songs will be interspersed between intimate chat, outlining personal and writerly connections to each piece of music.

Playwrights and poets, novelists and essayists, with some of Melbourne’s finest broadcasters we dig a little deeper to find the soundtrack to their creative and professional lives.

Featuring

Tony Birch

Tony Birch is a founding member of the Melbourne School of Discontent. He has published three novels; The White Girl, Ghost River and Blood. He is also the author of Shadowboxing and three short story collections, Father’s Day, The Promise and Common People. In 2017 he was awarded the Pa... Read more

Jon Von Goes

Jon Von Goes is a broadcaster, musician, RocKwiz Brains Trust member, registered Australian civil celebrant and captain of the RRR/PBS Megahertz Football Club. He had a dream many years ago that Australians would one day write about being Australian without self-consciousness, that Australian charac... Read more

Location

The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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