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Places We Imagine: An Author Panel Discussion [Cowes]
Places We Imagine: An Author Panel Discussion [Cowes]

Fri, 03 Nov



Places We Imagine: An Author Panel Discussion [Cowes]

[Live Discussion - Author Panel] Price Range: Free Event Reserved General Admission Accessible seating available

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03 Nov 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Berninneit, 91-97 Thompson Ave, Cowes VIC 3922, Australia


Approaching Place in Fiction. Three authors explore the role of place in their writing.

Ava Dunn, Eliza Henry-Jones, Josephine Rowe are contemporary authors writing in the fictional form. Join them as they discuss the role of place in their fiction, the ways it has shaped their writing and how they envision the power of fictional place-making.

About the Authors

Eliza Henry-Jones is an author, freelance writer and has recently completed her PhD in creative writing. She is the author of five novels, which have been listed for awards such as the ABIA, Indie, CBCA, NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, QLD Literary Awards and Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction. Her latest novel, Salt and Skin was published by Ultimo Press (ANZ) and September Publishing (US/UK). Her work has appeared in places such as Southerly, Island, Westerly, The Guardian, ABC Organic Gardener, Country Style, The Big Issue, Gardening Australia and The Age.

Ava Dunn is an author obsessed with the ocean and the farm land that meanders against the marram grass and sand dunes. She was born by the sea at Frankston and spent her childhood crafting stories while running the beaches of Phillip Island, where her grandfather instilled in her a love for the ocean. Ava’s latest novel Salt was published in July 2023 and is based on Phillip Island and in Kilcunda. The novel was short-listed in 2022 for the Faber Academy Scholarship for Unpublished Manuscript. Ava has a Bachelor of Education P-12 and currently works as a primary school teacher while writing her novels.

Josephine Rowe is the author of three story collections, including Here Until August, and the novel A Loving, Faithful Animal, which was selected as a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Her fiction, poetry, and essays have been widely published in Australia and internationally, appearing in Granta, Zoetrope: All Story, McSweeney’s, HEAT, The Paris Review, The Monthly, The Saturday Paper, and elsewhere. Rowe holds fellowships from Literaturhaus Zürich, the Wallace Stegner program at Stanford University, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.

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Berninneit cultural centre and cinema opens 30 minutes prior to a cinema sessions and 60 minutes prior to a live performances. We strongly recommend that you pre-purchase tickets ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Accessible seating is available.

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Berninneit is located at 91-97 Thompson Ave, Cowes and operated for the community by Bass Coast Shire Council.

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