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Readings Literary Preview: celebrating the Stella Shortlist

05 April 2022, 6:30pm8:00pm
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Location Russell Street Welcome Zone
285-321 Russell St, Melbourne VIC 3000
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

To watch 'Readings Literary Preview: celebrating the Stella Shortlist' at 6.30pm on Tuesday 5 April, simply click play on the video above.

Please note: Virginia Gay will unfortunately no longer perform at this event.

Join us for an exclusive showcase of the 2022 Stella shortlist, announced at the end of March.

Now in its tenth year, the Stella Prize has become an indispensable part of Australia’s literary culture, celebrating the work of women and non-binary writers, driving book sales, sparking book clubs and influencing the conversation around gender equity.

The autumn Literary Preview, presented in partnership with Readings and Stella and hosted by Astrid Edwards, will treat book lovers to an exclusive showcase of the recently announced 2022 Stella shortlist. Hear about the books which are in the running for the $50,000 literary award and find your next great read. 

Melbourne-based actor and writer, Chanella Macri will perform readings from the shortlisted books throughout the event. 

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This series is a program partnership with Readings. The Readings SLV bookstore will be open for this event.

View the books that made the 2022 Stella Prize shortlist, which spans from fiction, nonfiction, social history, a book-length essay, a graphic novel, and poetry.

Astrid Edwards 

Astrid is a bibliophile. She hosts The Garret: Writers on Writing, reviews books, judges literary prizes, and teaches in the Associate Degree of Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University. She is the former Chair of Melbourne Writers Festival and the former Deputy Chair of Writers Victoria and currently serves as a Member of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council. 

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