Conversant: Creative Possibilities in Arts Writing

What is arts writing beyond the idea of conventional critique? How can writers respond to artistic experiences in ways that expand and extend the value and impact of the artistic work? 

Meet Piriye Altraide, Jini Maxwell and Adalya Nash Hussein, three outstanding emerging writers taking part in Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2018 Writers-in-Residence program at Melbourne Recital Centre.

Through their experimental modes of criticism poetry including hybrid non-fiction, cross-platform multimedia and illustrated hypertext, these three impressive creative writers share their responses and interpretations to a range of music experiences at the Centre across the year. Want a taste? View the writers responses to contemporary cult-pop phenomenon Perfume Genius here.

Piriye, Jini and Adalya are joined by acclaimed Australian author, journalist and 2017 Writer-in-Residence at Melbourne Recital Centre, Chloe Hooper to discuss their approaches to and influences for arts writing and criticism. They will also share and discuss their works live in the Salon.

If you’re interested in traditional arts writing and the art of critique, join us and get a fresh perspective on how writers can blur, bend and break the rules of critical writing in the arts.

Presented in partnership with the Melbourne Recital Centre

Wednesday 20 June

Free (bookings essential)

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Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt St, Southbank 3006