Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Drawing Out, Drawing In: A Spotlight on Graphic Novels [UPDATED 21/04/10]

Australia's first Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas, the new Wheeler Centre in Melbourne, is running a Graphic Novel Spotlight weekend.

The graphic novel still attracts more than its share of stigma and snobbery, but its audiences are evangelical, its writers inspired and its sales enviable. And some of the most exciting developments in the form are coming out of Melbourne. With panel discussions, workshops and talks, and the help of some of the leading artists and writers in the field (including Bernard Caleo, Queenie Chan, W. Chew Chan, Oslo Davis, George Dunford, Nicki Greenberg, Bruce Mutard, Shaun Tan, Andrew Weldon and others) the Wheeler Centre is going to colour in the picture.

Dates: Friday 23 to Sunday 25 April 2010

Venue: Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne Vic 3000 Australia

Phone: (03) 9094 7800

Cost: ALL Saturday sessions are now free courtesy of publisher sponsor Allen & Unwin!

For more information and bookings go to the Wheeler Centre website.


Marcelo Baez said...

When it's happening in Sydney??

Julie said...

Don't know, Marcelo. The Wheeler Centre is Melbourne-based and has nothing to do with the ASA. Perhaps we should encourage the NSW Writers' Centre to run a weekend like this. Food for thought!

Hackpacker said...

Stop Press: Saturday sessions are now free - thanks to Allen & Unwin. You still need to book in advance though!

Julie said...

Thanks, Hackpacker.
The blog post has been update with your breaking news!

Anita Heiss' Blog said...

Did you go Julie???

Julie said...

No, I didn't Anita.
I only found out about it a week before the event – in fact, the Thursday before I flew down to Melbourne for Supanova. If I had known about it I may have stayed for another week.

On another note, Jozef told me that on his Qantas flight to Brisbane the week before, he heard a wonderful interview with you on a Qantas channel – with you discussing your new book Manhattan Dreaming. I was thrilled for you.