A Western Sydney Book Club invites you to the Arts & Cultural Exchange for its fourth book club session!
A Western Sydney Book Club explores books by contemporary authors, with an initial focus on Australian writing. In session 4, we will be in conversation about Mykaela Saunders’s This All Come Back Now. These monthly conversations about books are led by guest authors, for readers in and connected to Western Sydney.
Light refreshments will be on offer.
Location: 8 Victoria Rd Parramatta.
When: Wednesday 27th July 2022, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Registrations are essential. Visit Eventbrite below!
About the Book
The first-ever anthology of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander speculative fiction – written, curated, edited and designed by blackfellas, for blackfellas and about blackfellas. In these stories, ‘this all come back’: all those things that have been taken from us, that we collectively mourn the loss of, or attempt to recover and revive, as well as those that we thought we’d gotten rid of, that are always returning to haunt and hound us.Some writers summon ancestral spirits from the past, while others look straight down the barrel of potential futures, which always end up curving back around to hold us from behind. Dazzling, imaginative and unsettling, This All Come Back Now centres and celebrates communities and culture. It’s a love letter to kin and country, to memory and future-thinking.
About the facilitator
Amy Thunig (B.Arts, M.Teach) is an academic in the School of Education at Macquarie University, a Director at Story Factory in Redfern, and has recently submitted her doctoral thesis (PhD) in Education Studies, titled ‘Sovereign Women: Why Academia?’ A Gomeroi/Kamilaroi yinarr and mother, in 2019 Amy delivered a TEDx talk, ‘Disruption is not a dirty word’. As an academic, author, media commentator and panellist, Amy regularly appears on television programs such as ABC’s The Drum, and writes for publications such as Buzzfeed, Sydney Review of Books, IndigenousX, The Guardian and more. Her memoir, Tell Me Again (2022) is forthcoming with the University of Queensland Press.