Voices From Elsewhere

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Voices From Elsewhere


Lyrical, intimate, funny and powerful, head to the Wheeler Centre next month for the 2011 Gala Night of Storytelling.

The 2010 Gala Night of Storytelling at the Wheeler Centre brought together 12 of our finest writers and storytellers, celebrating the diversity and depth of our City of Literature with their stories.

This year’s Gala Night will gather writers from near and far, sharing their stories with us in their own words, in their own languages. International writers will deliver their stories in languages ranging from Chinese to French, German to Hindi. They will also have translations of their stories read by local actors, and these readings will be interwoven with contributions from our local guests.

Australian greats John Birmingham (He Died With A Felafel In His Hand), Sonya Hartnett (Thursday’s Child, Forest) and much-loved children’s author Mem Fox (Possum Magic) join the “enfant terrible of Chinese literature” (Sydney Morning Herald) Murong Xuecun to share their stories at the Gala.

They will also be accompanied by award-winning French author Yannick Haenel, German poet Dagmar Leupold and acclaimed Indian novelist Abha Dawesar.

The Wheeler Centre’s Gala Night of Storytelling 2011: Voices From Elsewhere will take place on Friday February 11 from 7pm at Melbourne Town Hall. Tickets are $20/$12 from wheelercentre.com.

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