Breaking Down the Highway is a collab reading event between QUT Literary Salon and Griffith University's Smallroom Writers Collective. For the first time writers from both institutions will join a stellar line up of guest authors in a historic literary moment. Headlined by international guest Iranian born poet and writer Sholeh Wolpe and featuring award winning Australian authors Zenobia Frost, Anthony Lawrence, Rohan Wilson, Craig Bolland and Sally Breen this is an event not be missed. Limited open mic spots available. QUT writers please submit to Chloe and Dale via the QUT Literary Salon - Smallroom writers will be selected by invitation.
Sponsored by ELTHAM bookshop & Wild Dingo Press
SHOKOOFEH AZAR, SHOLEH WOLPÉ, DR MAMMAD AIDAN,
DR SANAZ FOTOUH.
Is there an irreconcilable clash of world views between Iranian and Western cultures?
Or is it manufactured by politicians, philosophers and clerics?
How do writers in exile, in the diaspora, navigate these tensions?
Are they conflicted as artists, and what is the unique contribution they make to the cultural, political and philosophical conversations across the chasm (if there is one!)
ENTRY $70 single ticket | $120 couples
Includes 1 $30.00 gift voucher for ELTHAMbookshop, Persian banquet and a fascinating discussion with Iranian intellectuals
Prepaid early bookings are essential:
Poetry workshop by Sholeh Wolpé, Gorman Arts Centre, E-Block Seminar Room, Canberra.
World Premiere of The Conference of the Birds, a new play by Sholeh Wolpe, directed by Giulio Perrone. Ubuntu Theater Project, Oakland, California.