Join us on Tuesday November 14th for our last salon of the year: an evening of readings from six exciting local authors Nick Roger Clarke, Amy Crutchfield, Paul Dalgarno, André Dao, Ella Skilbeck-Porter and Emily Spurr. We’re thrilled to celebrate the work of these six authors with you. And, to have an end-of-year catch up and chat! Nick Roger Clarke is a writer, marathon runner and videographer who grew up in Warrandyte and now lives in Warburton. His first collection of stories was released in 2018 and its follow-up, Artless, came out earlier this year. His work has appeared in World Literature Today, The Age and more. Amy Crutchfield studied Classics and Law at the University of Melbourne. Her poetry has been published in Australia, the UK and Ireland. She has worked as a teacher and a lawyer. The Cyprian is her first book. Paul Dalgarno is an author and journalist whose work has appeared in The Guardian, Archer, Australian Book Review, and many other places. His books are And You May Find Yourself (2015), Poly (2020), A Country of Eternal Light (2023) and Prudish Nation (2023). André Dao is a Melbourne-based writer, editor and artist. Anam is his debut novel. Ella Skilbeck-Porter is a poet and artist living on unceded Wurundjeri Country in Naarm/Melbourne. She is a PhD candidate in French Studies at the University of Melbourne and her work has appeared in journals including Rabbit, Cordite, HEAT, and Australian Poetry Journal. Her debut book of poetry and visual poetry These Are Different Waters was published by Vagabond Press in 2023 and was shortlisted for the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest. Originally from Tasmania, Emily Spurr lives in Melbourne with her partner, their twins and the ghost of a deaf, geriatric cat. Emily’s first novel, A Million Things, was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Unpublished Manuscript Prize, voted BookBrowse Best Debut Novel of 2021, longlisted for the 2022 Margaret and Colin Roderick Literary Award and Highly Commended for the 2022 Barbara Jefferis Award. Beatrix & Fred is Emily’s second novel.
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