Events

Griffith Review 79: Counterfeit Culture at Avid Reader Bookshop Brisbane

When: 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm AEST, Thursday 9 February 2023

Where: in-person at Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End

Tickets: Free! Register here

Join Editor Carody Culver as she talks taxidermy, folklore and conspiracy theories with Griffith Review 79 contributors Martine Kropkowski and Alex Philp 

Griffith Review 79: Counterfeit Culture explores the appeal of stories, objects and experiences that offer the false promise of authenticity. From the imitation game and the uncanny valley to con artistry, trickery and scams, this edition unveils the agony and the ecstasy of the unreal. Can you spot the fake? And does it matter? 

 

 

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Griffith Review 78: A Matter of Taste at Fullers Bookshop Hobart

When: 5.30 pm AEDT, Wednesday 18 January 2023

Where: Afterword Café, Fullers Bookshop, 131 Collins Street, Hobart

Tickets: available here

Join us for a hearty conversation about Griffith Review’s flavour-packed food-themed edition, A Matter of Taste.

Paul Barclay, host of ABC RN Big Ideas, will be tucking into a smorgasbord of culinary subjects with talented contributors Matthew Evans, Sam George-Allen and Yves Rees, from the slippery connections between witchcraft and brewing to the surprising origins of the milk wars to the profound human ritual of coming together around a meal. 

Griffith Review 78: A Matter of Taste serves up a delectable array of essays, fiction and reportage about what we eat and how we talk about it. It explores food as spectacle and status symbol, as fad and fantasy, as capital and cultural currency. If we are what we eat, then who are... Read more

Griffith Review 78: A Matter of Taste at Avid Reader Bookshop Brisbane

When: 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm AEST, Thursday 10 November 2022

Where: via Zoom or in-person at Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End

Tickets: Free! Register here.

Tuck in to a feast of flavoursome new writing from the brand new food-themed edition of Griffith Review! Join Editor Carody Culver for a delectable conversation about art, bodies and consumption with contributors Jumaana Abdu, Kris Kneen and Elizabeth Willing, and then enjoy a taster of what’s in the book with readings from Anna McGahan, Laura Elvery, Myles Mcguire and Melanie Myers

 

Griffith Review 78: A Matter of Taste serves up a smorgasbord of essays, fiction and reportage about what we eat and how we talk about it. It explores food as spectacle and status symbol, as fad and fantasy, as capital and cultural currency. If we are what we eat, then who are we in the twenty-first century?

 

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Griffith Review 78: A Matter of Taste at Better Read Than Dead Bookshop, Sydney

When: 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm AEDT, Thursday 3 November 2022

Where: Better Read Than Dead Bookshop, 265 King Street, Newtown

Tickets: Available here.

Raise a glass to the secret feminist history of beer and get the scoop on diet culture in this hearty conversation about Griffith Review’s flavour-packed new food-themed edition, A Matter of Taste. Join Editor Carody Culver as she talks to contributors Sam George-Allen and Sam van Zweden about the slippery connections between witchcraft and brewing, the dangerous evangelism of wellness and the covert power of ‘women’s work’.

Griffith Review 78: A Matter of Taste serves up a smorgasbord of essays, fiction and reportage about what we eat and how we talk about it. It explores food as spectacle and status symbol, as fad and fantasy, as capital and cultural currency. If we are what we eat, then who are we in the twenty-first century?

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Griffith Review 77: Real Cool World at Fullers Bookshop Hobart

When: 5.30 pm AEDT, Friday 28 October 2022

Where: Afterword Café, Fullers Bookshop, 131 Collins Street, Hobart

Tickets: available here.

As a place that is part litmus test for change at the world’s extremities and part canary in the climate coalmine, the vast, dry continent of Antarctica drives much of Earth’s weather. Griffith Review 77: Real Cool World explores Antarctica as the site of human endeavour – from glaciology and marine biology to geopolitics, international law, big ships and more – and as a canvas for the imagination.

Paul Barclay, host of Big Ideas on ABC Radio National, will be in conversation with Australian Antarctic Division Chief Scientist Nicole Webster, Program Leader Tas van Ommen and Walkley Award-winning journalist Jo Chandler to discuss this collection.

This event will be recorded for future broadcast on Big Ideas, ABC Radio National.

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Griffith Review at The Wheeler Centre’s Spring Fling

Session: On the Table: A Matter of Taste

When: 12:30 pm, Friday 4 November 2022

Where: Big Esso, Federation Square, Melbourne

Tickets: available here. Tickets include a seasonal set menu lunch

Meet us at Big Esso for some food for thought inspired by Griffith Review 78: A Matter of Taste. Over a seasonal lunch prepared with Indigenous Australian ingredients, a panel of culinary superstars will discuss their approaches to cooking and sharing food, as well as the intersections between multiculturalism, immigration and First Nations cuisine and their impact on Australian food culture.

Featuring Mabu Mabu owner and head chef Nornie Bero and award-winning author and broadcaster Alice Zaslavsky with host Jaclyn Crupi, this is sure to be a delicious conversation you can sink your teeth into.

 

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Griffith Review at Blue Mountains Writers Festival – Acts of Reckoning

 

Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning at Blue Mountains Writers Festival

Session: Acts of Reckoning, with Griffith Review

When: 1:30 pm, Sunday 23 October 2022

Where: The Carrington Hotel, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba, NSW

Tickets: available here. Tickets for this event are initially only available if you purchase a gold, weekend or day pass. Single tickets, if still available for this event, will go on sale Thursday 15 September.

As Australia moves closer to the generous offer from this continent’s First Peoples to walk together and forge change through dialogue, what might be possible when reconciliation between the world’s oldest continuing culture and one of its newest nation states is... Read more

Griffith Review at Byron Writers Festival – Antarctica: The coolest place on earth

 

Griffith Review 77: Real Cool World at Byron Writers Festival

Session: Antarctica: The coolest place on earth

When: 1:45 pm, Friday 26 August 2022

Where: The grounds adjacent to Elements of Byron, 144 Bayshore Dr, Byron Bay

Tickets: available here

Griffith Review 77 edition editor Ashley Hay and contributors James Bradley and Jo Chandler take a cool look at the one continent on Earth truly free of national government, where human ideas of exploration, investigation and fantasy play out.

From climate science, glaciology and marine biology to geopolitics, international law and more, Real Cool World explores subjects and stories from the planet’s deepest south.

About the panellists

Ashley Hay is an award-winning novelist and essayist. She... Read more

The launch of Griffith Review 77: Real Cool World – online and in-person event

 

When: 6.30–7.30 pm AEST, Thursday 11 August 2022.

Where: Hosted by Avid Reader Bookshop. Join us online via Zoom or in person at 193 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane.

Tickets:  Free! Register here.

From climate science, glaciology and marine biology to geopolitics, international law and more, Griffith Review 77 explores subjects and stories from the planet’s deepest south.

Join edition editor Ashley Hay as she celebrates the launch of Real Cool World in conversation with contributors Jo Chandler, Coen Hird and Favel Parrett.

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In person – The Wheeler Centre and Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning

 

Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning at The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne

When: 6.30 pm, Thursday 14 July 2022

Where: The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Tickets: This is a Pay What You Can event. Please click here to register.

Please note this event will be recorded for later broadcast.

Griffith Review 76: Acts of Reckoning examines some of the complexities at play in Australia’s long and fraught journey towards centering First Nations peoples, cultures and knowledges. In this special panel event, Megan Davis, Teela Reid, and Henry Reynolds discuss the need for homegrown truth-telling with host of ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas Paul Barclay.

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