Fighting Form [Melbourne]
Friday March 25, 2022 - 7:00 PM
Conversation Quarter, State Library Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Nay King & Wendy Bailey
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
At our summer Salon, we’re spotlighting artists who push formal limits and play outside the boundaries. Their work challenges assumptions and experiments with convention – whether fiction, poetry or music. Splash around in uncharted waters, colour outside the lines, start in the middle of the story, eat dessert first, and surrender to the unbounded and unexpected – who knows what you’ll discover.
The event will open with poetry from Walter Kadiki, a storyteller known for his masterful performances weaving together signed poetry and visual vernacular.
Then, Miles Franklin-award winner Michelle de Kretser will discuss her funny and complex new novel, Scary Monsters, which uses shifting perspectives and a reversible format to explore the disorienting monsters of racism, ageism and misogyny.
Finally, spectacular one-man-soundscape Great Earthquake will close out the evening with a transporting, richly layered musical performance.
Join us for a night of creative delights, hosted by journalist and critic Fiona Gruber. You can also enjoy a drink from our bar, which will be open before, during and after the event.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.
Presented in partnership with State Library Victoria