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First Chapters with Andrew Brion, Amra Pajalic and A.S. Patric

Brunswick Bound

Event Date: 2 August 2019
Author / Presenters: Andrew Brion, Amra Pajalic, A.S. Patric

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 August, the event will feature authors Andrew Brion (Soul Moves), Amra Pajalić (Things Nobody Knows But Me) & A. S. Patrić (The Butcherbird Stories).

Each author will read from their work and there will be a short Q&A afterwards.

Light refreshments will be served at the event.

Andrew Brion came to writing poetry later in life. He grew up in the north of England and later emigrated to Australia. Andrew's writing broadly covers themes exploring our philosophical, emotional and intellectual relationship with the world. His first collection of poetry focusses on themes of love, lore and connection and is called Soul Moves. Andrew has published in various Melbourne magazines over the past 5 years and has also been active in the Spoken Word scene.

Amra Pajalić is a Melbourne-based author of Bosnian background. Her debut novel The Good Daughter (Text Publishing, 2009) won the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Civic Choice Award. Amra has appeared on panels at conferences and literary festivals including at the Wheeler Centre, Melbourne Writers Festival, Williamstown Literary Festival, Reading Matters Conference Panel, and the VicTESOL Conference. She was funded by Artists in Schools to be an Artist in Residence in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in high schools, and in 2014 received funding from Creative Victoria to be mentored by Alice Pung to work on her memoir. She works as a high school teacher and is completing a PhD in Creative Writing at La Trobe University.

A. S. Patrić is a bookseller and teacher of creative writing. He is the author of two short story collections, Las Vegas for Vegans and The Rattler & other stories, and a novella called Bruno Kramzer. His debut novel Black Rock White City was published to critical acclaim in 2015 and won the Miles Franklin Award in 2016. His second novel Atlantic Black will be published in November 2017 and a new collection of stories The Butcherbird Stories will be out in 2018. Alec lives in bayside Melbourne with his wife and two daughters.

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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