Fremantle Press author Tracy Farr is set to appear in The Next Big Thing, a series of 18 events held by Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre.
The author of The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt is among the debut and emerging Australian writers dubbed ‘ones to watch’ by the Wheeler Centre. Farr said she was delighted by the invitation to take part in the Wheeler Centre’s program.
‘It’s a remarkable arts organisation, and there’s nothing quite like it in New Zealand, where I live. The Wheeler Centre is a really vibrant hub, not just for the literary sector, but to foster discussion, debate, and conversation about ideas,’ she said.
‘It can be hard work for Western Australian writers and New Zealand writers to get noticed in Sydney and Melbourne, so this is a wonderful opportunity to connect with an eastern states audience,’ said Farr.
Farr will speak at The Next Big Thing’s July event, making it a busy month for the author. She will be travelling directly from Mildura Writers Festival, where she will spend July as the festival’s writer in residence. After the Wheeler Centre event, Farr will return to Mildura to finish her residency.
The Next Big Thing series is a monthly showcase of debut and emerging writers described by the Wheeler Centre as the ‘literary stars of tomorrow’. Farr will speak alongside The Seamstress author Geraldine Wooller and award-winning author A.S. Patrić on 27 July at The Moat restaurant in Melbourne. Tickets and more details on the free event can be found at http://www.wheelercentre.com/events/july.