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WRITING ON THE WALL fundraising launch

You are warmly invited to join us in a special
fundraising event
The launch of Writing on the Wall chapbook ... a
n experiment in poetry-driven social activism

The poem is a modern epic, drawing on two and half thousand years of slavery; an uplifting imagined story of one slave’s journey to freedom.

"Community awareness of slavery in Australia is low, and many people are shocked that it exists at all here, but its occurrence is considerable." From the essay by Professor Jennifer Burn, Anti Slavery Australia.

The chapbook includes Professor Burn' s essay about modern slavery, reflections by Anne Carson about the writing of the poem, and the poem itself. All event and publishing costs have been donated - proceeds from the launch and all book sales will be donated to ASA.



Tickets include wine/soft drink, nibbles, a copy of the chapbook and the reading of the poem (by Julian Bailey).

Ticket prices are on a sliding scale from $10 - $100 according to means. Please be generous in your support of
Anti Slavery Australia, who are working towards ending slavery.

Even if you can't attend the event you can make a donation to ASA through the Book Now button on this page.

Additional chapbooks available at the launch for a reduced price of $10  (RRP $12) 

RSVP by 5th October. Limited seats - book early!



HOSTED BY Muse Poetica
Dynamic fusion of two classic art forms – poetry and music Anne M Carson & Julian Bailey


6 pm for 6.30 pm Thursday 12th October, 2017
The chapbook with be launched by The Hon Clare O'Neil, Federal Shadow Justice Minister, with other speakers



The Dax Centre is situated on the ground floor of the Melbourne Brain Centre at 30 Royal Parade in the Kenneth Myer Building of the University of Melbourne.


Contact Details

Anne Carson
0425 708 274