Arts Events in Melbourne October 18 – October 24

What’s happening in Melbourne this week?

Offset, Victoria University’s creative arts journal, is launching its 2013 issue tonight at the Footscray Community Arts Centre. There will be readings from feature writer Alice Garner, wine, free finger food and a dazzling art exhibition. What could be better? Head along to support the west’s vibrant emerging arts scene.

Performance poets will be gathering in the Atrium in Federation Square on Sunday October 20 to present their work to anyone who’d like to listen. This is part of the ongoing Poetry in Fed Square initiative that takes place on the third Sunday of each month. Entry is absolutely free.

The Swan Book

On Tuesday October 22, Alexis Wright will be at Readings Carlton to read from her latest novel, The Swan Book, which follows a mute Aboriginal teenager in a climate change altered future. It sounds like a fantastically atmospheric story inspired by science fiction, myth and fairy tales.

And on Wednesday October 23 Christos Tsiolkas will be appearing at The Capitol Theatre to discuss his newest work, Barracuda, which once again exposes the inner workings of middle class Australia. Tickets cost $40 per person, and attendees receive a free signed copy of the book.

If you have any events you’d like us to mention in next week’s post, please leave a comment or email us at ricochetmag@hotmail.com.

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