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Sausage Sizzle and Book Launch

Thursday October 17, 2019
18:00 - 19:30
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Join us to launch Robert Wood’s new collection of essays, Suburbanism. Hosted by Claudia Mancini with readings by Priya Kahlon and Karen Escobar, Robert will be interviewed by Danae Gibson. This will be an evening to talk about suburban lifestyles, and, to drink, eat, and think about our place in the world. There will be books to buy on the night.

About Suburbanism

Suburbanism is a book of twelve essays on contemporary poetry. Robert Wood looks at New York, consumerism, lifestyle, birds, the Western Pilbara, diaspora, theorising, India, republics, malls, and supermarkets. He offers a fresh take on poetry as it relates to the suburbs, encouraging the reader to reflect on meaning in our own time, and to think about the field of New World Literature.


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Robert Wood

Robert Wood is a Malayali poet interested in community, ideas and language, and is the author of four books. Robert is responsible for developing partnerships with artists and social change organisations; planning a program of activities, including writing, publishing and mentoring; quality control of all creative outputs; and implementing best-practice models that improve wellbeing. His concepts include Backstories and Portside Review.

Karen Escobar

Karen Escobar migrated to Australia when she was nine, and has lived in Indonesia and Chile since, becoming an Australian citizen in 2012. She finished high school in 2015 and is currently doing a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (Major Journalism) at the University of Notre Dame. After graduation, Karen aspires to practice law with a public service focus. As part of her journalism degree she has profiled politicians during the 2016 races, written stories on up-and-coming artists in the Fremantle area, and become involved with the Centre for Stories.

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Wheelchair access is provided. Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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