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Gala Night of Storytelling 2016 - The Book That Changed Me


Sat 13 Feb 2016, 7:30pm–9:00pm

Where: Melbourne Town Hall, Cnr Swanston & Collins Street, Melbourne CBD, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $35.00
  • Concession: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: internb4j

Most of us can name a book that’s left some sort of indelible impression. Perhaps Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre taught you the difference between conventionality and morality. Perhaps Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex convinced you that ‘one is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’. Or maybe Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment made you cancel plans to murder your local pawnbroker. Books can change the way we see the world – shaking us up and changing our minds.

At this year’s Gala Night of Storytelling, ten of Australia’s best thinkers, entertainers and storytellers will share how and why certain books have shaped their thinking. We’ll hear from Anna Funder, Kon Karapanagiotidis, Russel Howcroft, Susan Carland, Tony Windsor, Justine Clarke, Lee Lin Chin, Uncle Jack Charles and others.

Prepare for ten very different takes – from funny to provocative to poignant to profound – on those fate-changing moments of communion between writer and reader.