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Trent Dalton in The Living Room


St Aidan's welcomes Trent Dalton to The Living Room for an in conversation with  Fiona Stager.

Trent Dalton writes for the award-winning The Weekend Australian Magazine. A former assistant editor of The Courier-Mail, he has won a Walkley, been a four-time winner of the national News Awards Feature Journalist of the Year Award, and was named Queensland Journalist of the Year at the 2011 Clarion Awards for excellence in Queensland Media. His writing includes several short and feature-length film screenplays. His latest feature film screenplay, Home, is a love story inspired by his non-fiction collection Detours: Stories from the Street (2011), the culmination of three months immersed in Brisbane's homeless community, the proceeds of which went back to the 20 people featured within its pages. His journalism has twice been nominated for a United Nations of Australia Media Peace Award.

Boy Swallows Universe is Trent’s first novel. Based in Brisbane, Boy Swallows Universe, is a snapshot of a boy's life growing up in Brisbane in the 80’s with a lost father, a mute brother, a junkie mum, a heroin dealer for a stepfather and a notorious crim for a babysitter.

Fiona Stager is the co-owner of Avid Reader and Where the Wild Things Are, two leading independent bookshops located in the heart of West End. She has been a literary judge for various Australian awards and is a regular speaker and commentator on the world of books.

St Aidan’s is proud to partner with Avid Reader and Where the Wild Things Are to bring you The Living Room.

Tickets: $25

Please join us for a grazing table and drinks before and after the event, with an opportunity for book purchases and signing.  

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23 Aug 2018 - 23 Aug 2018

From 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM