Melbourne Writers Festival comes to Footscray
Published on 23 August 2022
Join critically acclaimed author, Claire G Coleman at the Footscray Library this September and enjoy a taste of her latest novel, Enclave, during this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival.
This much-loved festival is an annual celebration of national and international literary heroes, emerging stars and fascinating thinkers who dive in and unpack the stories that make and move us.
Claire G Coleman’s new novel, Enclave, explores a future of surveillance, disruption and segregation that echoes the horrors of a colonial past. Here previous work, Terra Nullius – a story about settlement, cultural erasure, genocide, exploitation and suffering of Aboriginal people - was shortlisted for the 2018 Stella Prize.
Guests will hear from Claire in this Q&A session as she discusses her book in conversation with Senior Journalist, Miki Perkins. Claire will be doing a book signing after the event supported by local booksellers The Chestnut Tree Bookshop.
When: 2-3pm, Saturday 10 September
Where: Footscray Library, 56 Paisley Street, Footscray
Bookings essential at: www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/library/Events/Claire-G-Coleman-2022
Claire G, born in Western Australia, is a Noongar writer, now based in Naarm. Her family have belonged to the south coast of WA since before history started being recorded. Enclave is her third novel.
Claire G Coleman: Enclave is the latest in a series of high profile author events at Maribyrnong Libraries, with recent highlights including Melbourne authors and academics Yves Rees and Tyson Yunkaporta.
For more information about Library events, visit www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/library
Message from the Mayor, Cr Anthony Tran
It is a real treat to see the Melbourne Writers Festival returning in-person in 2022, and an honour to be able to host acclaimed author Claire G Coleman here in the inner-west in Footscray. I am sure locals and visitors to Footscray will thoroughly enjoy this live chat with Claire to unpack her new novel Enclave.
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