Stories on Stage with Kim Scott
7th February 2013
Kim Scott is heading to the southern suburbs for a talk about multi-generational stories at the Koorliny Arts Centre on 20 February 2013.
Scott, a Professor of Writing at Curtin University, has an abiding interest in oral history and traditional storytelling, sharing his writing gifts with students, staff and outlying communities.
Scott said he was looking forward to Stories on Stage and talking about Hazel Brown, who co-authored Kayang & Me with him.
‘She exemplifies what regional cultural elders can make available to their wider communities, and the relationships they can enable and encourage,’ said Scott.
‘Her story shows the insights she – they – can offer us,’ said Scott.
Scott is a two-time Miles Franklin Literary Award winner: he first won the award for his second novel, Benang: From the Heart, in 2000, and in 2011 for That Deadman Dance. His novels have won numerous literary awards and been shortlisted for others. In 2012 he was named the inaugural Western Australian of the Year.
Stories on Stage starts at 7pm at Koorliny Arts Centre, Sulphur Road, Kwinana. Tickets cost $15 and include supper and the chance to win a copy of Kayang and Me. Books will be available to buy on the night.
Bookings online Koorliny.com.au or 08 9467 7118.
For more information please contact Claire Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org
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