21/4/16: Into Stella: A Constellation of Writing by Australian Women [BOOKED OUT]
The Stella Prize is only in its fourth year but it’s already impossible to imagine Australia’s literary landscape without it. The prize, named after My Brilliant Career author Stella Maria Sarah ‘Miles’ Franklin, celebrates the best writing by Australian women authors each year.
Once again, the six shortlisted books for 2016 showcase the depth of talent in Australian women’s writing. This year’s shortlist contains two collections of short fiction, three novels and a collection of personal essays. These works embrace themes ranging from hunger to community to sex to cancer to corporate control.
Following the announcement of the winner of the 2016 Stella Prize in Sydney on 19 April, Stella executive director Aviva Tuffield and judge Alice Pung will be joined by this year’s winner and shortlisted authors. Join us for a vibrant celebration of the best of Australian women’s writing.
When: Thursday 21 April 2016, 6.15pm to 7.15pm
Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Price: Free admission [THIS EVENT HAS BOOKED OUT]