A writer’s journey: The humanising power of story
August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Drawing on three decades as a writer of fiction and non-fiction, ranging from short story and features, to novels and memoir, Zable will explore the inspirations, literary influences, sources of ideas, and practical lessons learnt in confronting the empty page, and bringing many works to fruition. The journey has led to an understanding of the humanising power of story, how to give voice to oneself, how to inspire others to find their voice, and the role of story in public advocacy and affecting change.
This event is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and presented in associated with Writers Victoria.
Arnold Zable is an acclaimed Australian writer, novelist, storyteller, and human rights advocate. His books include ‘Jewels and Ashes’, ‘The Fig Tree’, ‘Café Scheherazade’, ‘Scraps of Heaven’, ‘Sea of Many Returns’, ‘Violin Lessons’, and most recently, ‘The Fighter’. He is the author of numerous essays, columns, stories, features and works for theatre. His awards include the 2013 Voltaire prize for human rights advocacy, and the 2017 Australia Council Fellowship for Literature.