August 2015

21 August

THE WHEELER CENTRE AT MONTALTO – LINDA JAIVIN

Linda Jaivin is the author of five bestselling novels, including A Most Immoral Woman and the cult classic Eat Me. She’s also a renowned Chinese–English translator, and an essayist and journalist with unique insights into Chinese politics and culture.

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September 2015

18 September

THE WHEELER CENTRE AT MONTALTO – INDIRA NAIDOO

Indira Naidoo has made the ultimate tree change – from nightly news broadcaster to unstoppable green thumb. Indira became a familiar face to many Australians during her news broadcasting stints in the 1990s on ABC TV and SBS, but in the years since, she’s turned her attention and talent to other matters close to her heart: gardening, food and sustainability. The author of two books, Edible Balcony and the Edible City, Indira will discuss writing, cooking and the urban gardening movement.

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18 September

Wheeler Centre Friday night conversation series, pre-release tickets available to Montalto newsletter subscribers only, email us for more information

October 2015

16 October

THE WHEELER CENTRE AT MONTALTO – Russel Howcroft: SOLD OUT

Howcroft, Russel 2015 (photographer credit James Penlidis)

‘Work-life balance is bullshit.’ So says Russel Howcroft: ad man, media personality and TV executive.

Russel is a man of many passions, equally well-known for his appearances on ABC1’s The Gruen Transfer, as a board member of Melbourne Football Club and as a senior executive at the TEN Network. His new book, When It’s Right to be Wrong, offers a unique opportunity to see the world from Russel’s point of view; the spin king muses that ‘changing your mind is a good thing’ and ‘privacy is overrated, so give everyone your phone number’.

Russel Howcroft will challenge the way you look at the world as he reveals his thoughts on creativity and the power of the idea.

What better way to discover (and toast) new Australian writing than over a meal and wine on the Mornington Peninsula?

In partnership with The Wheeler Centre, we transport a taste of the best Australian writing from the city to Red Hill. On the third Friday night of each month from March to November, you can enjoy all the elements of the very best dinner party: wonderful guests, good conversation and great food and wine. All you need to do is turn up.

Cost: $60 per person, inclusive of a shared table main meal and a great evening of conversation. 6.30 pm for 7 pm start. Book HERE

16 October

Wheeler Centre Friday night conversation series, pre-release tickets available to Montalto newsletter subscribers only, email us for more information

November 2015

20 November

THE WHEELER CENTRE AT MONTALTO – Anna Funder: SOLD OUT

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In 2012, Anna Funder won the Miles Franklin award for her debut novel, All That I Am, adding Australia’s most prestigious literary prize to an already appallingly long list of honours and achievements. The list includes a doctorate in Creative Arts from the University of Technology Sydney, a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship, the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for her first book, Stasiland, a former career as a human rights lawyer, and fluency in French and German. Anna’s essays and articles have been featured in many magazines and publications including Best Australian Essays, The Monthly and Guardian. For her latest project, Funder has ventured into yet another narrative form – the novella. In The Girl with the Dogs, she explores the enduring consequences that result from brief moments of choice.

An award-winning writer who defies pigeon-holing, Anna Funder will examine the challenges and freedoms of writing across genres and forms.

What better way to discover (and toast) new Australian writing than over a meal and wine on the Mornington Peninsula?

In partnership with The Wheeler Centre, we transport a taste of the best Australian writing from the city to Red Hill. On the third Friday night of each month from March to November, you can enjoy all the elements of the very best dinner party: wonderful guests, good conversation and great food and wine. All you need to do is turn up.

Cost: $60 per person, inclusive of a shared table main meal and a great evening of conversation. 6.30 pm for 7 pm start. Book HERE

20 November

Wheeler Centre Friday night conversation series, pre-release tickets available to Montalto newsletter subscribers only, email us for more information