Side Walks – Bad Boys of Literature (fully booked)
- Laurie SteedSee more about Laurie Steed
Oct 5, 6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Alex Hotel, 50 James Street Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Side Walks is a dynamic, one-day celebration of storytelling in its various forms across Northbridge and the Perth CBD. Bringing together artists, writers, journalists and poets from across multiple disciplines, Side Walks presents six free unique events in venues both usual and unusual. From poetry to crime writing, literature to oral storytelling, these engaging events will inspire, challenge, and delight.
Join us for a bit of light-hearted banter focused around our favourite bad boys in literature. Local writers Emily Paull, Raihanaty A Jalil, and Laurie Steed will dissect and analyse the naughty characters we take for granted in centuries of well-loved literature, including a look at Catcher in the Rye, Pride and Prejudice, and Jane Eyre.
From Mr Darcy and Holden Caulfield, to Edward Cullen and Christian Grey, we’ll ask what attracts us to the broody, possessive, and the downright psychopathic. Whatever happened to the nice guy?
Event Location: Alex Hotel
This is a free event, however RSVP is essential to secure a spot! Please fill in the RSVP form below.
If you require an AUSLAN interpreter please ensure you RSVP a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the event (5 October 2019). Please email [email protected] with any questions or concerns.
If you have any accessibility requirements, we will do our best to cater to you. Please email [email protected]eforstories.com with any questions or concerns.
Laurie SteedExpand Bio Collapse Bio
Laurie Steed is an author and editor from Perth, Western Australia. His short fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and has been published in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, and elsewhere. He won the 2012 Patricia Hackett Prize for Fiction and the Creative Works Prize at the 2013 UWA Higher Degree by Research Achievement Awards, and completed his PhD in Creative Writing at The University of Western Australia in 2015. He is the editor of Shibboleth and other stories, published in 2016, and his debut novel, You Belong Here, was published in 2018.
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