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A reading at Steki with a Banquet, Drinks & Friends

Sat 14 Jul 2018
6pm to 8pm
Join award-winning authors Margo Lanagan, Luke Carman, Oliver Mol and Manisha Anjali for a literary feast.

You are invited to dine on a traditional Greek banquet at Steki Taverna while hearing from New York Times bestselling author Margo Lanagan, NSW Premier Literary Award Winner Luke Carman, the author of Sugar Kane Woman Manisha Anjali, and Oliver Mol, winner of the inaugural Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers and author of Lion Attack! A rare and intimate chance to eat good grub with literary legends.

This event is part of the 'Drinks with Friends' reading series that has toured through a barbershop in Sydney, a cinema and bookshop in Melbourne and hot tub in Brisbane. The series now pairs Australia’s most daring writers with Sydney’s most iconic restaurant.

Banquet + show: $45

Margo Lanagan is an award-winning author of mainly fantastical stories. Her novels include Tender Morsels, a reimagining of the Grimm brothers’ “Snow White and Rose Red”, and Sea Hearts, which riffs on selkie legends. With Scott Westerfeld and Deborah Biancotti, she wrote the New-York-Times-bestselling YA fantasy trilogy ZEROES, about teens with socially based superpowers. She has also published seven collections of short stories, and a picture book, Tintinnabula, illustrated by Rovina Cai. She has won four World Fantasy Awards, been shortlisted for Nebula and Hugo awards, and twice honoured in the Tiptree awards. Margo lives in Sydney’s inner west.

Dr Luke Carman is writer of short fiction who hails from the Sydney suburb of Liverpool. His first book, An Elegant Young Man, won a NSW Premier’s Literary Award in 2015 and was shortlisted for the ALS Gold Medal. In 2014 he was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Novelist. His writing has appeared in Heat, Meanjin, Seizure, The Lifted Brow, The Australian,Sonofabook, Cultural Studies Review, Global Media Journal, Southerly, SBS Online, and on ABC TV’sBig Ideas.

Manisha Anjali is a Melbourne-based poet and performer who works with mysticism, eroticism and death. She is the author of Sugar Kane Woman, a collection of poems about the dreams and hallucinations of exiled Indo-Fijian women. Manisha has been a Hot Desk Fellow at The Wheeler Centre and an Emerging Cultural Leader at Footscray Community Arts Centre. Her work appears in Peril Magazine, Seizure, Mascara Literary Review, Blackmail Press, Lor Journal and IKA Journal.

Oliver Mol is a Sydney-based writer. He has published 60+ works and Rolling Stone called him “King of a New Jungle”. He was the recipient of a 2014 ArtStart Grant, the co-winner of the 2013 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers and the recipient of a 2012 Hot Desk Fellowship. He has appeared at National Young Writers Festival, Emerging Writers Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, Sydney Writers Festival and Brisbane Writers Festival. He has read creative nonfiction at the Museum of Contemporary Art. His debut book Lion Attack! is out through Scribe Publications. He is working on his second book.
2 O'Connell St, Newtown NSW

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