MGGS Stella Society Literary Evening 2020
Melbourne Girls Grammar, in partnership with The Stella Prize, invites you to the 3rd edition of our MGGS Stella Society Literary Evening. As part of our English Week celebrations, and with restrictions still in place in Melbourne, the event will be held virtually for the first time.
MGGS Stella Society Literary Evening
Thursday 27 August 2020
Pre-watch: Text Reviews Video (30 Minutes)
The evening will begin with a pre-recorded video as our Grammarians review 2020 Stella Prize Long Listed texts; with Jaclyn Booton, Executive Director of The Stella Prize, also speaking. Attendees will be emailed the link that evening and will be able to view the 30 minute video at their leisure prior to 7.00pm.
7pm - 8pm: Live Panel and Q&A with Author Charlotte Wood
At 7pm we will be hosting the exciting live portion of the event via a Zoom webinar. We will be joined by special guest Charlotte Wood, Short Listed for the 2020 Stella Prize and 2016 Stella Prize Winner, with our Grammarians interviewing her on her book ‘The Weekend’ and her experiences as a female author in the Australian literary landscape. This will be followed by an audience Q&A.
All proceeds from the ticket sales, along with any additional donations will go entirely to supporting The Stella Prize.
Booked guests will receive an email on the event day with a link to the pre-recorded video and a link to join the Zoom webinar at 7.00pm.
To make a donation please also click the Book Now button and choose the 'Donation only' option. Attendees can also make an additional donation when purchasing tickets.
We encourage you to read Charlotte Wood's book 'The Weekend' before joining us for this special event and welcome you to forward on this invitation to other like-minded friends of the arts who may be interested in attending.
The Stella Prize
The Stella Prize is a major literary award celebrating Australian women’s writing, and an organisation that champions cultural change. The Stella Schools Program, aims to inspire change and to empower students – girls and boys alike – by encouraging them to critically engage with their own reading habits and imagine a future not limited by their gender. Click here for more information on The Stella Prize.