Wheeler Centre Storytelling Gala: 2020 Hindsight
They say hindsight is 20/20. And in honour of it being 2020, the Wheeler Centre is inviting speakers at its 10th annual storytelling gala to look back. Expect stories big and small, tender and rueful, funny and profound, on the topic of hindsight.
The Wheeler Centre has called upon 10 of its favourite storytellers from galas past to reflect on the stories that made them who they are. The impressive line-up includes Jack Charles, respected elder of the Boon Wurrung clan and one of Australia's foremost Indigenous stage and film actors; and acclaimed singer and guitarist Archie Roach, whose song Took the Children Away won an International Human Rights Achievement Award.
You’ll also hear from Sally Warhaft, former editor of the Monthly and host of the Wheeler Centre’s live series Fifth Estate, which focuses on journalism, politics, media and international relations; and Cate Kennedy, author of The World Beneath, which won the People’s Choice Award in the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards in 2010.
Also spilling on the topic of hindsight will be Melbourne-based writer Sinead Stubbins, who has been published in Vulture, the Guardian and Frankie; Nevo Zisin, a Jewish, queer, non-binary writer who runs workshops in schools and workplaces around trans issues; and award-winning writer, teacher and lawyer Alice Pung.
Plus, Australian author and illustrator Alison Lester, presenter of ABC Classic’s weekend breakfast show Eddie Ayres and medical anthropologist Gregory Phillips.
The event will be Auslan interpreted. From 7pm to 8.30pm.