Writers Under the Influence is a monthly literary event at Buck Mulligan's, where local writers read from works they admire, as well as something of their own, followed by well-lubricated discussions, reminiscent of an old-style writers’ salon.
The fabulous Rachel Hennessy is our special guest - April 5th, 7.30-9.30pm.
Rachel is the author of two acclaimed novels. Her first, The Quakers (2008), was winner of the Adelaide Festival Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript and described by John Birmingham as “un-put-downable”. Her second novel, The Heaven I Swallowed (2013), was runner up in the Vogel Award, and longlisted for the Nita B. Kibble Award. She has also published much non-fiction, in Overland, Kill Your Darlings, TEXT, The Lifted Brow, Meanjin and Daily Life.
Currently, Rachel is working on her third novel, entitled Keep Me Close – a fictionalised re-telling of the writing of her first novel in the hothouse of a creative writing workshop. She plans to read extracts from this, as well as from books which she believes are, as Kafka would have it, “the axe for the frozen sea within us”.
Come along for a thought-provoking (and fun) evening.
“Hennessy writes like a dream” – Robyn Mundy, Westerly.
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