John Safran
event

The Wheeler Centre: Roxane Gay, John Safran, George Saunders and Brit Bennett

Bookings Essential

Time & Date

7:30 pm

22

may

2017

Location

Comedy Theatre

240 Exhibition St

3000

Melbourne

VIC

About

The Wheeler Centre present "The Alt-Write" we’re bringing together four incredible writers and contrarians – Roxane Gay, John Safran, George Saunders and Brit Bennett – to discuss how they push against platitude, prejudice and power in their writing. Are we living in a ‘post-truth’ era of degraded language, where the integrity of words and meaning are under siege? Is it just the nature of language? Is meaning always up for grabs? And, in such an age, what, if anything, is the responsibility of the writer? Is it to change minds? Or even the world? These four very different writers – whose work traverses overt provocation, subtle subversion and radical inclusion will get down to the nitty gritty of the politics and purpose of the act of writing. Join us for this timely discussion with a stellar line-up of intrepid and original thinkers.

Tickets

Bookings essential

$35 and $25 concession, plus $8.95 booking fee per transaction.

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