“Such are the perfections of fiction...Everything it teaches is useless insofar as structuring your life: you can’t prop up anything with fiction. It, in fact, teaches you just that. That in order to attempt to employ its specific wisdom is a sign of madness...There is more profit in an hour’s talk with Billy Graham than in a reading of Joyce. Graham might conceivably make you sick, so that you might move, go somewhere to get well. But Joyce just sends you out into the street, where the world goes on, solid as a bus. If you met Joyce and said 'Help me,' he’d hand you a copy of Finnegans Wake. You could both cry.” – Gilbert Sorrentino, Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Free Event: Known Unknowns - From Blank Page to Bookshop

For all of you in Melbourne, next week I'll be speaking about Known Unknowns at an event hosted by the Publishing and Communications Program at the University of Melbourne. Here's a quick rundown of the content:

From Blank Page to Bookshop

Emmett Stinson had his first book, Known Unknowns, published by Affirm Press in June. Join Emmett, his editor Rebecca Starford, and his publisher Martin Hughes as they discuss the long and winding road between having an idea and publishing a book.

Wednesday 18 August
6 for 6.30pm
Arts Hall Graduate Lounge Room 222
First floor Old Arts Building
University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010

There will also be free wine and nibbles, for those of you who require other forms of motivation. Hope to see you there! Click here to RSVP.

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