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Travelling with Intent

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One of the most exhilarating things about travel is the way it takes you outside yourself – to discover new people, places and ideas. It also shifts your perspective: from the outside, everything from the everyday to the exotic, comes into sharper focus. Novelists Steven Amsterdam, Toni Jordan and Jacinta Halloran will talk about why foreign lands are fertile ground for creativity, with Jenny Niven.

Featuring

Toni Jordan

Toni Jordan is the author of six novels including the international best-seller Addition, Nine Days, which was awarded Best Fiction at the 2012 Indie Awards, and Our Tiny, Useless Hearts (2016), which was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award and for the Voss Literary Award. Toni ho... Read more

Jacinta Halloran

Jacinta Halloran is a Melbourne GP and writer. She has written on medical topics for a wide variety of publications, including the Sunday Age and Inside Story. Her second novel, Pilgrimage, was recently published (Scribe Publications, 2012). In 2005 her short story, ‘Finding Joshua,’ won the ina... Read more

Jenny Niven

Jenny Niven was the Wheeler Centre’s Associate Director. She is currently Portfolio Manager for Literature, Publishing and Languages at Creative Scotland. Jenny came to Australia in early 2010 after 6 years in Beijing, where she directed the events program at The Bookworm, China’s foremost Engli... Read more

Steven Amsterdam

Steven Amsterdam is the award-winning author of Things We Didn’t See Coming (winner of the Age Book of the Year, shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award for Fiction and longlisted for the Guardian First Book Award) and What the Family Needed (Australian Women’s Weekly Great Read an... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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