What to Expect When You're Immigrating
Wyndham City Libraries
Come and hear a discussion of immigrant perspectives with Sri Lankan born author and illustrator NASH in conversation with Bruno Lettieri.
Most of us know what it’s like to have our hopes dashed on moving house: the excitement fades and we realise the furniture doesn’t fit, the rent is no cheaper, the heating doesn’t work or the neighbours are noisy. But what about when you’re moving to an entirely new country – when it’s you and not your furniture that doesn’t fit? When your qualifications aren’t recognised, the heat is insane and the neighbours yell at you to go back to where you came from?
What to Expect When You’re Immigrating is a hilarious, insightful and often cutting portrait of the ups and downs of moving to Australia. Through brilliant tongue-in-cheek illustrations, celebrated artist NASH provides a compelling, myth-busting, sometimes challenging and always funny how-to guide for new arrivals and those who welcome them.
Thursday 5 August 7.30pm – 8.30pm
NASH is a Sri Lankan born multidisciplinary designer artist based in Melbourne, where he has lived since 2012. His work is both cynical social commentary and an account of his personal experience as an immigrant – the ‘other’ in any society. What to Expect When You’re Immigrating is his first book. You can get a glimpse of NASH's creative work at https://www.instagram.com/a.v.nash/
About Bruno Lettieri:
Bruno Lettieri has interviewed Helen Garner, Arnold Zable, Michael Leunig and many more. He taught at Victoria University for many years and particularly loved teaching at the Sunbury campus where he taught Return to Study programs and Creative Writing, and founded the Rotunda in the West series of conversations. The Twilight School at Rupertswood mansion was a later community project that Bruno steered. He now freelances at festivals and libraries as Bruno Goes Everywhere. His love of story stems from many years as a teacher. His interviews and photos, and upcoming events can be found at brunogoeseverywhere.com .