May 30, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Centre for Stories
Bread & Butter is a monthly dinner and storytelling event designed to make you think deeply about social issues. A new storyteller every month will share a personal story with an intimate audience in the dining room at the Centre for Stories. Come along and make new friends, hear a new story, and get to know your community. Compulsory: open ears and an open mind. This month’s storyteller: Krishna Sen.
Krishna is Indian by birth, Australian by choice and an academic by accident. She loves reading, writing and long hikes, really long – a thousand kilometres at a stretch if she has time! Last year she walked 1500 kilometres from Le Puy in France to Santiago in Spain. You can read about aspects of the walk on her bi-lingual blog.
Krishna’s story for Bread & Butter comes from perhaps the best known walk in the world, the Camino Frances in Northern Spain. Krishna spent the last 30 years teaching Media Studies, researching Indonesia and playing leadership roles at various universities in WA. Now ‘post institutional’, she wants to spend the next 30 years walking around the world and in her spare time writing and talking about the lessons from long distance walking.
As she writes in one of her blogs: ‘For the walker, the moment is a lot more than the monumental views that mesmerise the eyes. The ‘here and now’ is the autumn on her skin; every fibre of the body aching from the climb; head filled with impatient curiosity about the twisted trees; adrenaline from exertion still flooding the heart and the relief palpable deep in the bones because the biggest climb…is now behind her. What camera could record all that?’
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This event is BYO. Ticket booking essential, strictly NO walk-ins.
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Professor Krishna Sen graduated from the University of Calcutta with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honours in History. She completed a Masters in International Relations from Jadavpur University and a PhD in Politics from Monash University in Melbourne. She is an internationally recognized scholar of contemporary Indonesian and media studies and is fluent in several South and Southeast Asian languages. She has acted as a consultant to major international agencies on Human Rights in Indonesia.
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