As part of the upcoming Cities of Literature Meeting, we are hosting three concurrent roundtables, which will be a blend of Cities of Literature delegates with Melbourne literature professionals.
Each roundtable will address the question: How will the last five years impact your next five years?
The three roundtables will be themed as follows:
- Literary programming
- Reader development
The roundtables will be held at the State Library of Victoria on Wednesday 7th September (9.30am–4pm) and will end with a sundowner function at the Moat with all the participants. Lunch will also be provided.
In the morning, the roundtable participants will share their five key challenges of the last five years and in the afternoon will share ideas for the future.
Our roundtables are about sharing and peer to peer learning. You will be joining delegates from Seattle, Nottingham, Exeter, Québec City, Iowa City, Leeuwarden, Slemani, Edinburgh, Dunedin, Granada, Ljubljana, Angoulême, Dublin, Manchester, Kraków, Wonju, Manchester, Bucheon, Heidelberg and Norwich.
We are now open for EOIs from interested Victoria-based literary professionals. If you are interested, please fill out the form at this following link: Apply Here
You will be asked about your five key challenges from the last five years. A simple list (with no more than a line per challenge) is all that's needed. Please note that this form is not saveable.
Space is extremely limited in each of the roundtables. As such, we will be initially limiting each organisation to one participant in any one roundtable room.
When selecting participants, it will be based on trying to balance the conversation across the rooms with a range of organisation missions, sizes and locations. We are looking for a variety of experiences and perspectives.
Please note that there are also subsidies for regional organisations to attend and support for unwaged arts workers and unfunded organisations.
We are aiming to have the widest range of what makes Melbourne a City of Literature in each room.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us
EOIS due midnight on 8th August 2022.