Please join us at the Urban Writing House on Tuesday 25 July for an informal reading of works in progress by Emily Bitto, author of The Strays, and Kat Clarke, graduate of RMIT’s BA (Creative Writing).
This is the third outcome of Women Writers in the City, a project supported by City of Melbourne 2016 Arts Grants.
non/fictionLab invited Emily Bitto and Kat Clarke to create new work, collaborate on an experiment in mentorship, and explore what it means to be a female-identifying writer in the city of Melbourne.
This reading in the Urban Writing House is a rare opportunity to hear them read from works in progress in an intimate space. There’ll be time for questions and there’ll be snacks and wine.
Emily Bitto’s debut novel, The Strays, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2013. The novel was published by Affirm Press, and went on to win the 2015 Stella Prize. Emily lives in Melbourne where she co-owns and runs Carlton wine bar Heartattack and Vine.
Kat Clarke is a multi-talented creative and consultant. Being a proud Wotjobaluk woman from the Wimmera, she takes pride in being active with both her own community and the Aboriginal community in Melbourne. Having graduated from RMIT in writing, she finds herself mostly merging her storytelling with her other passions such as arts management, community development, and film. Her upbringing and driven passion for her culture, has guided Kat to become a Cultural consultant for gaming and film companies interested in telling First Nations stories.
Date: Tues 25 July
Time: 5pm for 5.30pm
Location: Urban Writing House, Stewart Street (behind Building 80, opposite the basketball courts – 80.1.8).
Supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program.