March Event - Love and Other Catastrophes
We had such a great turn out for the first Lit Live of the year. Thank you all for your support. Pass the word on to your friends - and I'll order more wine!
The theme in March was Love and Other Catastrophes. Humans have been writing about love for millions of years, but the best and most enduring stories are those with drama at their heart - love and loss, pain, heartbreak, and sometimes death.
The stories chosen for March ranged from new stories from emerging Australian writers to one written in 1894, but with a surprisingly contemporary style and twist.
These are the stories read by actors Rebecca Davis, Thomas Papathanassiou and Sarah McNeill.
Stories read in March
Everything's Turning to White from Plane Tree Drive by Lynette Washington: a collection of interweaving short stories all set in one street.
Two People by Kay Nankervis from anthology In a Cool Blue Light, produced by Uuniversirty of Technology Sydney.
The Story of an Hour (published in Vogue in 1894) by Kate Chopin
A Change of Plan by Bruce Jay Friedman which inspired the film, The Heartbreak Kid in 1974 and again in 2007.
A Gallery of Abbeys: an extract from Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
Happy Endings by Margaret Atwood, a subversive and abstract tale about how beginnings are so much more fun!
Join us again on April 3 for stories on the terrors, trials and triumphs of Parenthood.