Events

SOLD OUT – Expert Exchange Canberra – Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance

Griffith University Alumni Relations and Griffith Review are delighted to invite you to join Vice Chancellor and President Professor Carolyn Evans as well as fellow members of your alumni community for an evening of conversation, networking and connection.

When: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm AEST, 1 June 2021

Where: National Portrait Gallery, Terrace Rooms 1 and 2, King Edward Terrace, Parkes, ACT

Registrations essential

The evening will commence with a discussion led by Gabrielle Chan with Alan Schwartz AM and Ken Henry AC inspired by Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, reunite over drinks and canapés with fellow Griffith alumni and keep up... Read more

Launch – Griffith Review 72: States of Mind

 

Wherever you are, you’re invited!

 

When: 6.30–7.30pm, Thursday 13 May 2021

Where: Limited places available in-store at Avid Reader, 193 Boundary Street, West End, Brisbane, or you can join via Zoom

Tickets:  Free! Register to attend in-store or via Zoom.

Join Griffith Review Senior Editor Carody Culver in conversation with three authors featured in Griffith Review 72: States of Mind – Kate Cole-Adams, Neeraj Gill and Kyle Perry – to explore the power of dreams, the pull of the subconscious and the possibilities for reshaping our mental healthcare.

The evening will commence with a performance by poet and self-proclaimed mischief-maker Loki Liddle, whose work also appears in... Read more

Brisbane Writers Festival and Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance

 

When: 11 am, Sunday 9 May 2021

Where: Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Tickets: Available here

Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance contributors Chris Flynn, Sophie Cunningham and Nardi Simpson join Griffith Review Editor Ashley Hay to talk rupture and resources: animal, vegetable, mineral and more. What happens when a penguin’s speech transcends anthropomorphism, when our capacities for hope are exercised like muscles, when trade is transformed into a generous exchange? How might these ideas – and more – change what we do with what we have?

 

About the panellists

Sophie Cunningham is the author of six books, including City of Trees: Essays on Life, Death and the Need for a Forest (Text, 2020). She is also... Read more

Brisbane Writers Festival and Griffith Review 72: States of Mind

 

When: Midday, Saturday 8 May 2021

Where: Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland

Tickets: Available here

How do the stories we tell influence the lives we lead and the lives we create through fiction, poetry and song? How do we bring the internal lives of characters to life – and how do the internal lives of those we know, and those we imagine, inspire and feed creative work? Kathryn Heyman, Loki Liddle and David Stavanger – all contributors to Griffith Review 72: States of Mind – join Griffith Review editor Ashley Hay to explore these ideas and more.

About the panellists

Kathryn Heyman’s memoir, Fury, is... Read more

SOLD OUT – Sydney Writers’ Festival – The Nature Conservancy’s Nature Writing Prize 2021

With Alison Rowe and Ashley Hay

The Nature Conservancy Australia’s Nature Writing Prize promotes and celebrates the art of nature writing in Australia, working to encourage a greater appreciation of our magnificent landscapes. Join Alison Rowe, Managing Director of The Nature Conservancy, for the announcement of the winner and runner-up, as judged by Tara June Winch and Geordie Williamson. The winner will appear in conversation with Griffith Review Editor Ashley Hay.

When: 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Friday 30 April 2021

Where: Carriageworks Elston Room, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

Tickets: Free!

For more information about this and other SWF events, click here.

Meet the panel

Alison Rowe is The Nature Conservancy... Read more

SOLD OUT – Sydney Writers’ Festival – Griffith Review 72: States of Mind

With Lech Blaine, Kathryn Heyman and Masako Fukui / Chaired by Ashley Hay

How do different places and times in history influence the characters we create – in fiction and for ourselves? Explore these questions and more through the prisms of imagination, storytelling and memory with contributors to Griffith Review 72: States of Mind Lech Blaine, Kathryn Heyman and Masako Fukui, with moderator Ashley Hay.

When: 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Thursday 29 April 2021

Where: Carriageworks Elston Room, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh

Tickets: Free!

For more information about this and other SWF events, click here.

Meet the panel

Lech Blaine  is a writer from Toowoomba.... Read more

ABC RN Big Ideas and Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance

 

When: 6:30 pm, Monday 12 April 2021

Where: The Collective, 139 Elgin Street, Carlton, hosted by Readings

Tickets: Free. Please register here

Join Paul Barclay, Radio National’s Big Ideas presenter, in conversation with contributors to Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance, Sophie Cunningham, Anne Orford and Alan Schwartz. Please note this show will be recorded for later broadcast.

How will we change what we do with what we have?

Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance explores our relationships with resources – all that’s animal, vegetable and mineral – as well as with so many less tangible commodities. What does sustainability look like in 2021 in terms of food, energy, memory, systems and hope? This will be... Read more

Adelaide Writers’ Week – Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance

With Gabrielle Chan, Nardi Simpson and Clare Wright / Chaired by Ashley Hay

Was 2020 a year of rupture that will change what we do with what we have? How will it impact on our ideas of access and abundance, of security and agency? How will it alter the way we think about resources – tangible and intangible; animal, vegetable, mineral, more? Contributors Nardi Simpson, Clare Wright and Gabrielle Chan explore new ideas of trade and exchange, sustainability and story, in Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance, in conversation with Editor Ashley Hay.

When: 3:45 pm, Thursday 4 March 2021

Where: Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, West Stage

Tickets: Free!

Duration: 1 hour

For more information about this and other... Read more

World Science Festival Brisbane Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance

 

 

How will we change what we do with what we have?

Join Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance contributors Sophie Cunningham, Ian Lowe and Jasmin McGaughey and editor Ashley Hay at World Science Festival Brisbane as they explore the ways in which our changing relationships with resources are altering what we do with all that’s animal, vegetable and mineral – as well as with less tangible commodities such as memory, stories and hope.

This is a compelling discussion on the inelastic limits of the planet; on energy in all forms – from nuclear and hydrogen to human; on how to treat hope and courage as muscles we can exercise; and on the potential... Read more

Launch – Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance

Wherever you are, you’re invited! 

 

When: 6.30–7.30pm, Thursday 11 February 2021

Where: Hosted by  Avid Reader – limited places available in-store or join via Zoom

Tickets:  Free! Attend in-store or via Zoom. Registration details below.

Join Griffith Review editor Ashley Hay in conversation with featured authors from Remaking the Balance Jo Chandler, Bronwyn FredericksLesley-Anne Houghton and Robin E Roberts as they explore how we define our relationships with resources, from the tangible to the ephemeral.

The evening will commence with a poetry reading by Chloë Callistemon whose work also appears in Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance.

Griffith Review 71: Remaking the Balance explores our relationships with resources – all that’s animal, vegetable and mineral – as well as with so many... Read more

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