First Chapters with Nick Gadd, Lisa Gorton and Alex Landragin
On the first Friday night of each month, Brunswick Bound Upstairs hosts a night of local author readings.
It's your chance to discover a new author and for authors to discover new audiences.
In March the event will include readings from Nick Gadd (The Death of a Typographer), Lisa Gorton (Empirical) and Alex Landragin (Crossings).
Each author will read from their work and there will be a short Q&A afterwards.
Light refreshments will be served at the event.
Nick Gadd is a novelist and essayist. His first novel Ghostlines won a Victorian Premier's Literary Award and a Ned Kelly Award. Nick's essays and articles have appeared in Meanjin, Griffith Review, Kill Your Darlings, Elsewhere: a Journal of Place, The Guardian and in several anthologies.
Lisa Gorton has a PhD on the poetry of John Donne from the University of Oxford. She is a poet and novelist, essayist and reviewer. Her first poetry collection Press Release won the Victorian Premier’s Award for Poetry; her second, Hotel Hyperion was awarded the Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal. Her novel The Life of Houses was the co-winner of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Award for Fiction.
Alex Landragin is a writer whose fiction explores place, migration and literature's formal potential.He has worked as a copywriter, travel writer, journalist, librarian, indigenous community worker, wine merchant and musician. Alex was born in France and migrated to Australia as a child. He has lived in Marseille, Alice Springs, Paris, New Orleans, Los Angeles, Washington DC and currently resides in Melbourne.
Check out the Brunswick Bound blog to read our First Chapters Q&A with each of these authors and our website for other First Chapters event details.
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