Writing This Place
A new Project for the Arts and Culture Development Program
Writing this Place
The Arts and Cultural Development Program has enlisted ten local writers to pen a new work inspired by one of ten locations in the City of Darebin.
And why? We thought it was high time we re-looked at the City, its architectural and physical spaces through the lens of ten highly esteemed writers that know their own ‘hood.
Writing this Place profiles locals writers and connects them with readers and residents in the community. The project aimed to spotlight Darebin as a creative hub for writers and artists living and working in this community.
Here’s a list of writers and the locations that have inspired them:
Cynthia Troup Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir
Mitch Welch Thornbury Bowls Club
Justin Heazlewood Northcote Town Hall
Bernard Caleo Darebin Parklands
Tania Chandler Westgarth Cinema
Lachlan MacDowall Corner Tyler and Plenty Rd, Preston
Sian Prior Bundoora Homestead and Gallery
Eloise Young Kingsbury Bowls Club
Chris Thompson Pender’s Park, Thornbury
Patricia Cornelius All Nations Park, Northcote
Click here for each writers short biogs.
Each of the writers were given five weeks to complete a new work, in their own unique style. This eclectic group of comics, songwriters, novelists, playwrights, screen writers, broadcasters, poets, and short story writers have thrown themselves into creating a new narrative for the City of Darebin. To begin the project writers were matched randomly via Bingo at an event at the Thornbury Bowls Club. After five weeks each of the writers offered their new works at a readings event at Bundoora Homestead and Art Gallery.
To read each of the ten works click here.
Enquiries – Elizabeth Welch
Arts and Culture Development Officer, Creative Culture and Events.