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Melissa Lucashenko: Torching the Colonial Myth

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 6 October 2023 06:00 PM to 6 October 2023 07:00 PM
Author / Presenters: Melissa Lucashenko, Evelyn Araluen
Event Venue: The Wheeler Centre
Event Organiser: The Wheeler Centre
Ticket Price: $15 – $20

‘Edenglassie is an Aboriginal love story about staying human in the face of colonisation and trying to make a life that is adventurous and rich when everything is collapsing around you.’ In her most ambitious work to date, Miles Franklin Literary Award winner Melissa Lucashenko turns her hand to historical fiction. Edenglassie is a blazing epic set in colonial Queensland, spanning five generations to tell a story of legacy, love and resistance. At this exclusive Spring Fling event, Lucashenko discusses the hidden histories that shaped her extraordinary new work, which takes a torch to colonial myths and grapples with the ongoing realities of resistance. Join Lucashenko to consider how confronting the ugly truths of the past offers us a way to reimagine the future.

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