24th - 26th August 2018
Power, Politics, Passion

Eamon Flack

Eamon is the Artistic Director at Belvoir. He graduated from the acting course at WAAPA in 2003 and has since worked as a director, actor, writer and dramaturg for Belvoir, Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Bell Shakespeare’s Mind’s Eye, Perth International Arts Festival, Darwin Festival, Playwriting Australia and various other companies.


Canberra Writers Festival events

Re-imagining Christina Stead

Widely regarded as one of Australia’s most significant 20th century writers, Christina Stead wrote almost 20 novels and short-story collections. Her first books, The Salzburg Tales and Seven Poor Men of Sydney, were published in 1934 to positive reviews in England and the United States. Her fourth work, The Man Who Loved Children, has been hailed as a ‘masterpiece’ by Jonathan Franzen, among others.

Three of her champions - Professor Margaret Harris, Stead’s executor; Eamon Flack, Artistic Director, Belvoir; and Lisa Gorton, winner of the 2016 Prime Minister’s Prize for Fiction - explore why Stead isn’t widely read today, why she should be, and the ways in which each generation rediscovers Stead for themselves.

Date: Sunday 27th August 2017
Time: 3:30pm
Venue: Conference Room, Level 4, National Library of Australia

Tickets: free, but books required for capacity.


Image: Brett Broadman 

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