Stories to Believe In

The Wheeler Centre’s third annual grand gala event at the Melbourne Town Hall will feature some our finest writers telling stories on the theme of belief. The Gala, which kicks off the Wheeler Centre year and marks the start of the centre’s first programme, will be held on Saturday 11 February.

In 2012, the Gala will be themed ‘Stories to Believe In’ and, as always, will feature some of Australia’s best storytellers, including Kaz Cooke, Tony Birch, Elliot Perlman, Lally Katz and Alice Pung.

The night involves 12 writers, each taking the stage at Melbourne Town Hall in turn to tell a story. For our theme this year, we’ve asked writers to choose a story that in some way illustrates something about a deeply held belief. The theme can encompass the political and the spiritual, the personal and the philosophical. It can be about anything from an ethical code to the importance of a good banana cake recipe. It can be personal or a story about someone else, real or imagined. It can be heartfelt or frivolous.

As in previous years, ticket prices will be $20 ($12 concession) and all profits from the night will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Fund.