Events

Matters of Trust – Hobart launch

Join contributors Natasha Cica and Damon Young and Griffith Review editor Ashley Hay in conversation with Amanda Ducker for the Tasmanian launch of Matters of Trust.

When: 5.30 pm, Thursday 27 February
Where: Fullers Bookshop, Hobart
Tickets: Free (RSVP online)

Matters of Trust – Sydney launch

In a discussion chaired by Ashley Hay, criminal defence lawyer Teela ReidDavid Ritter, CEO of Greenpeace Australia Pacific and University of Sydney fellow Frances Flanagan take a closer look at their contributions to Griffith Review 67: Matters of Trust.

With new work from Anne Tiernan, David Ritter, Cameron Muir, Alex Miller, Sophie Overett, Omar Sakr, John Kinsella and many more, this timely edition of Griffith Review explores the implications and opportunities of a collapse in trust, from diplomacy to the dynamics of the most intimate personal relationships. In asking how we can find connection in increasingly divided and disrupted spaces, Matters of Trust offers stories of transformation, epiphany and hope.

When: 6 pm, Wednesday 19 February
Where: Gleebooks, Glebe, Sydney
Tickets: $9–12, gleeclub free (available online)

Griffith Review 67: Matters of Trust is published with the support of ANZSOG.

Matters of Trust – Brisbane launch

Join contributors Anita Heiss, Ellen Wengert and AJ Brown, along with editor Ashley Hay, for the launch of Griffith Review 67: Matters of Trust – a fascinating forensic examination of how we experience trust in our public and personal lives.

With new work from Anne Tiernan, David Ritter, Cameron Muir, Alex Miller, Sophie Overett, Omar Sakr, John Kinsella and many more, this timely edition of Griffith Review explores the implications and opportunities of a collapse in trust, from diplomacy to the dynamics of the most intimate personal relationships. In asking how we can find connection in increasingly divided and disrupted spaces, Matters of Trust offers stories of transformation, epiphany and hope.

When: 6–8 pm, Tuesday 11 February 2020
Where: Avid Reader, West End
Tickets: Sorry – all seats taken!

Griffith Review 67: Matters of Trust is published with the support of ANZSOG.

Griffith Review Bookclub – Brisbane

Join Ashley Hay and international bestselling author Holly Ringland at Avid Reader in Brisbane to celebrate The Light Ascending at the inaugural Griffith Review Bookclub.

Featuring ‘The market seller’, Ringland’s first published work since The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, as well as new fiction, non-fiction and poetry from Australia and beyond, Griffith Review 66: The Light Ascending is the ultimate compendium of summer reading.

This very special event invites you to go beyond the page: listen as Ringland describes writing her sweet and bitter short story; discuss your reactions, thoughts and experiences with a community of fellow readers; and gain new perspectives on a spellbinding edition of Griffith Review.

Remember: you needn’t have finished the edition to join the discussion – but it’s not too late to start! Head to your local bookstore or jump online to grab a copy and find yourself instantly transported by new work from... Read more

Brisbane launch – The Light Ascending

Join Mirandi Riwoe, Allanah Hunt, Krissy Kneen, Holden Sheppard and editor Ashley Hay to launch Griffith Review 66: The Light Ascending in Brisbane.

The Light Ascending, published 5 November, tells tales of escapes: escapes from who we are, where we’re from and what we know. The stories in this collection traverse continents, cultures and generations: a Javanese artist’s model fights to survive in nineteenth-century Paris; a woman reckons with her past from deep within a coma; a trio of performers try to carve a place for themselves in an insular town; a family faces a tragedy that threatens to tear them apart.

The Light Ascending features the 2019 winners of The Novella Project VII: Julienne van Loon, Mirandi Riwoe, Keren Heenan and Allanah Hunt. The winners of Griffith Review’s seventh annual novella competition, supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, were chosen by expert judges Maxine Beneba Clarke, Aviva Tuffield and Holden Sheppard.

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Melbourne launch – The Light Ascending

Join editor Ashley Hay to launch the ultimate compendium of summer reading with Novella Project VII winners Julienne van Loon and Keren Heenan at Hill of Content Bookshop in Melbourne.

The Light Ascending, published 5 November, tells tales of escapes: escapes from who we are, where we’re from and what we know. The stories in this collection traverse continents, cultures and generations: a Javanese artist’s model fights to survive in nineteenth-century Paris; a woman reckons with her past from deep within a coma; a trio of performers try to carve a place for themselves in an insular town; a family faces a tragedy that threatens to tear them apart.

The Light Ascending features the 2019 winners of The Novella Project VII: Julienne van Loon, Mirandi Riwoe, Keren Heenan and Allanah Hunt. The winners of Griffith Review’s seventh annual novella competition, supported by... Read more

Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival – Crimes and Punishments

At Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival join Griffith Review 65: Crimes and Punishments contributors Amy McQuire and Sally Piper to discuss true tales of crime, justice and retribution with editor Ashley Hay.

When: 11.20 am, 14 September 2019
Where: The Women’s Club, 4th Floor, 179 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW
Tickets: Sold out – waiting list available

Brisbane Writers Festival – Crimes and Punishments

At this year’s Brisbane Writers Festival, meet with Griffith Review 65: Crimes and Punishments contributors Matthew Condon, Fiona Foley and Ross Homel as well as editor Ashley Hay to discuss true tales of crime, justice and retribution – and their very real impacts on our society.

For the latest edition of Griffith Review, award-winning writer and journalist Matthew Condon uncovers a series of unlikely connections between his family and the criminal history of the sunshine state; renowned artist Fiona Foley questions what role public art might play in exposing Australia’s dark misdeeds; and Ross Homel outlines how structural inequalities are impacting First Nations youth, and how better outcomes might be achieved.

When: 1 pm, 6 September 2019
Where: Cinema B, GoMA, South Bank, Brisbane
Tickets: $12–23, available online

Brisbane launch – Crimes and Punishments

Join Matthew Condon, Kristina Olsson, Yen-Rong Wong and editor Ashley Hay to launch Griffith Review 65: Crimes and Punishments in Brisbane.

What is it about crime stories that make people hunger for them? The volume of content produced in these genres – from the pages of mysteries and thrillers to audio and visual dramas and reconstructions – hints at a primal and deeply ingrained fascination with the darker side of human nature. While crime fiction has long held appeal for the reading public, the ways that crimes play out in the real world are often more complex, compelling and shocking than the most complicated imagined plots.

Griffith Review 65: Crimes and Punishments tells stories of reform and possibility from inside our institutions, from the greatest to the smallest of their participants. It tells stories of state-sanctioned violence, of justice after decades of systematic failures and betrayals, of truths, lies and assumptions, and... Read more

Byron Writers Festival

At this year’s Byron Writers Festival, join Griffith Review 64: The New Disruptors contributors Scott Ludlam, Phillipa McGuinness and Mark Pesce for a discussion chaired by Julianne Schultz about our high-tech lives and more.

When: 1.45 pm, Saturday 3 August 2019
Where: The Saturday Paper Marquee
Tickets: Festival passes available online


Later, meet with Griffith Review 63: Writing the Country contributors Tony Birch, Andrew Stafford, Kate Veitch for a discussion chaired by editor Ashley Hay.

When: 10 am, Sunday 4 August 2019
Where: The Saturday Paper Marquee
Tickets: Festival passes available online

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