Event Calendar

7:00 pm19:00

Opening Pages with Elizabeth Kuiper and Tony Birch

Meet award winning author Tony Birch and newcomer Elizabeth Kuiper at our October Opening Pages evening. Both of their books are about race, politics and privilege but from very different perspectives. Tony's ‘The White Girl’ is set in Australia, Elizabeth's ‘Little Stones’, in Zimbabwe. The conversation will be wide ranging but with some common themes.

RSVP to books@fairfieldbooks.com.au

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6:15 pm18:15

The Next Big Thing: Fight or Flight Edition

What's worth fighting for? When do we switch sides, redraw the battle lines or concede defeat? And how are we altered by the fights of our lives? At July's Next Big Thing session we'll hear from four writers whose work is concerned with bruising confrontation – with nature, with politics and even in the boxing ring.

Alice Bishop's debut short story collection, A Constant Hum, is about the Black Saturday bushfires. Elizabeth Kuiper's novel, Little Stones, is about race and power in Mugabe's Zimbabwe. Alex McClintock's book, On the Chin, is about the history and culture of boxing, and his own progress through the sport's amateur ranks. 

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7:00 pm19:00

'First Chapters' Reading at Brunswick Bound

On the first Friday night of each month, Brunswick Bound Upstairs hosts a night of local author readings.
It's your chance to discover a new author and for authors to discover new audiences.

In July, the event will feature readings by Leah Kaminsky (The Hollow Bones), Elizabeth Kuiper (Little Stones) and Anna Snoekstra (The Spite Game).

Each author will read from their work and there will be a short Q&A afterwards.
Light refreshments will be served at the event.

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12:30 pm12:30

Emerging Writers' Festival — Lunchtime Lit: The Literary Interior

Which stories do we consider ‘literary’, and who decides? The idea of a ‘literary interior’ implies both an ‘inside’ and an ‘outside’, with a boundary between them. How does this manifest at the level of storytelling, craft, and the industry? Three debut writers share their perspectives on navigating the resonances and tensions of the ‘outside’ in their work and the world

With Elizabeth Kuiper, Jessie Tu and Tanya Vavilova

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6:30 pm18:30

Elizabeth Kuiper in conversation with Ellen Cregan

  • Bargoonga Nganjin, North Fitzroy Library (map)
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Local author Elizabeth Kuiper, in conversation with Ellen Cregan, will discuss her debut novel, Little Stones, a coming-of-age story set in Zimbabwe during the reign of Robert Mugabe.

Presented in partnership with the Kill Your Darlings First Book Club.

The event is free but bookings are essential — book online.

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