Online – The launch of Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia!

Wherever you are, you’re invited!


When: 6.30–7.30 pm, Thursday 12 August 2021

Where: Hosted online by Avid Reader Bookshop. Join via Zoom. Registrations essential.

Tickets:  Free! Register here.

Explore other ways the world can be through changemaking, science, theatre, creativity, relationships, partnerships…and time travel.

Join contributors to Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia! –  Julian Meyrick, Amanda NiehausHugh Possingham and Amanda Tattersall – as they take a deep-dive with Ashley Hay into other ways to see the world.


About the panellists:

Julian Meyrick is Professor of Creative Arts at Griffith University. He is literary adviser for the Queensland Theatre, general editor of Currency House’s Platform Paper series, and a board member of Northern River Performing Arts and the Council of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. His book Australian Theatre after the New Wave: Policy, Subsidy and the Alternative Artist appeared in 2017. What Matters? Talking Value in Australian Culture, co-authored with Robert Phiddian and Tully Barnett, was published by Monash University Publishing in 2018.   

Amanda Niehaus is a writer, scientist and author of the novel The Breeding Season, published by Allen & Unwin in 2019. Her stories have appeared in Overland and The Writer, among others, and in 2017 she was the winner of the Victoria University Short Story Prize. 

Professor Hugh Possingham became Queensland Chief Scientist in September 2020. A conservation scientist and mathematician, he has held positions in the university, public and not-for-profit sectors. He is a foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. 

Amanda Tattersall is a community organiser, researcher and former official at Unions NSW. She founded the Sydney Alliance, co-founded GetUp! and is host of the ChangeMakers Podcast. She is the author of Power in Coalition: Strategies for Strong Unions and Social Change. She is currently the research and education lead at the University of Sydney’s Sydney Policy Lab. 

Hey, Utopia! features contributions from Ellen van Neerven, Fiona Foley, Alex Cothren, Jane Gleeson-White, Briohny Doyle, Sarah Sentilles, David Threlfall, Julianne Schultz and many more…

Now, more than ever, Australia’s writers
need readers for their work

Editions of Griffith Review 73: Hey, Utopia! are available in bookshops and online from 3 August 2021. Or you can visit our store and purchase a subscription. You’ll receive the current and next three editions of Griffith Review!

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