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Reading Aloud: Historical Fiction Readings

Thursday 25 July • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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This is a collaborative event between the Prahran Mechanics Institute Victorian History Library and the Historical Novel Society Australasia Melbourne Chapter. If you don’t know about either organisation, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet and learn.

Come hear local historical fiction authors read from their latest works. A featured author will read for up to 15 minutes followed by an ‘open mic’ for audience members to read for up to 5 minutes from their own writing or a snippet from one of their favourite authors.

Stories might be set in any country and in any historical era. There might be stories from mid-twentieth Europe in the aftermath of WW2, to 19th Century immigrant ships to Australia; from the steppes of Russia to the mean streets of Melbourne in the Roaring Twenties. Hear about bakers, botanists, bards or bawds. All readings will be opportunities to engage with the vibrant literary culture of contemporary Melbourne.

It’s like a lucky-dip, but different.

What to expect on the night

6:00pm: mingle. Have a coffee. (Optional) Put your name down to deliver your own 5-minute reading.

6:30pm-6:45pm: A reading from the featured author, reading for up to 15 minutes.

6:45pm-7:25pm. ‘Open mic’ for audience members to read a short passage from either their own work, or from a favourite author.

7:30pm: Close and (optional) dinner at a local restaurant.

Featured Author

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Details

Date:
Thursday 25 July
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Venue

PMI Victorian History Library
39 St. Edmonds Road
Prahran, Victoria 3181
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Phone:
9510 3393

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