The Wheeler Centre Storytelling Gala: 2020 Hindsight [Melbourne]
The Wheeler Centre Storytelling Gala: 2020 Hindsight [Melbourne]

Event Information


Tuesday February 25, 2020
7:00 PM


Athenaeum Theatre
188 Collins Street

Auslan Interpreter/s

Linda D'Ornay & Teale Nicholls

Language/ Cultural Consultant


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SPEAKERS: Alison Lester, Archie Roach, Eddie Ayres, Cate Kennedy, Alice Pung, Jack Charles, Gregory Phillips, Sally Warhaft, Sinead Stubbins, Nevo Zisin.

In February 2010, the Wheeler Centre introduced itself – and its programme – to Melbourne with its first ever event: a gala night of storytelling. Wielding an impressive line-up of Australian writers, we invited our speakers and audience alike to reflect on the stories that make us who we are – and to mark the beginning of our own.

Over the ten years since, the Wheeler Centre has become many things: a place for conversation, a place to meet, a place to write. A place to ask, learn and disagree. We’ve held major festivals, celebrated and supported writers unknown and well known, and heard the voices of more than 3000 speakers on all kinds of topics. We’ve produced podcasts that grapple with painful and painfully important issues, and published on everything from masked passion to fast fashion. We even tried to fix your love life.

It’s been a big decade, and while we’re not immune to a pinch of nostalgia, we can’t wait to see what’s next. Join us in February 2020 as we celebrate our tenth birthday with a very special storytelling gala. You’ll hear from ten speakers – one from each storytelling gala of the past decade – sharing stories big and small, tender and rueful, funny and profound, on the topic of hindsight. Because, you know, it’s 2020.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.



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