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The Wheeler Centre Gala 2018: Words on Fire [Melbourne]

The Wheeler Centre Gala 2018: Words on Fire [Melbourne]

Ticketing Information



Monday February 26, 2018 - 7:00 PM


Athenaeum Theatre
188 Collins Street



Linda D'Ornay &TBA

Language/ Cultural Consultant:


About the Show

We’re probing a blazing, hot topic at the 2018 Wheeler Centre Gala Night of Storytelling: the power of the written word and the loaded tenets of speech.

When do words inspire and when do they incite? When is speech free, and when is it hateful? Fighting words, funny words, insulting words and incendiary words – for better or for worse, language moves us and it matters.

For our first event of the 2018 Wheeler Centre programme, we’re bringing together 10 superb speakers to reflect on the words that have changed their lives. They’ll share captivating insights from the great writers and orators. And they’ll reflect on enraging – even endangering – insults from the bullies, the provocateurs and the well-meaning, but not well-informed.

Jump with us out of the frying pan and into the fire for a combustible evening of storytelling.