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Becky Manawatu, Karen Cheng and a Farewell Announcement

Ngāi Tahu author and journalist Becky Manawatu talks about writing her prize-winning debut novel ‘Auē’, which explores fractured families through the lives of two orphaned brothers; and Karen Cheng describes learning from her…


Mell Chun and Madeleine Heather

Journalist and public radio producer, Mell Chun speaks about the history of Chinese families in Tasmania, explored in her audio documentary ‘Tin Valley’; and podcast producer Madeleine Heather talks about creating and hosting…


Tom Patterson and Gabrielle Wang

Tom Patterson talks about his debut novel, ‘Missing’, out through Allen & Unwin, the true story of Mark May, who lived rough for thirty-five years in remote New South Wales gorge country; and…


Professor Therese Davis, Dylan Bird and Nevo Zisin

Professor Therese Davis and Dylan Bird talk about their new podcast “Seeing Green,” a collaboration between Swinburne University of Technology and Monash University which looks at how Australian Film has shaped our relationship…


Miriam Kelly, Dr Nicole Kalms, and Fatima Measham

Senior Curator from The Australian Centre of Contemporary Art (ACCA) Miriam Kelly and Associate Professor and Director of XYX Lab Dr Nicole Kalms discuss “Who’s Afraid of Public Space?” A new…


Jackie Huggins and Yimin Qiang

Historian and activist Jackie Huggins talks about the new edition of ‘Sister Girl: Reflections on Tiddaism, Identity and Reconciliation’, a collection representing almost four decades of her essays, speeches and interviews, re-issued through…


Veronica Gorrie and Australian International Documentary Conference

Gunai/Kurnai woman Veronica Gorrie has just been awarded the Victorian Prize for Literature, and the Award for Indigenous Writing, at the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, for her memoir 'Black and Blue', which explores…


Siobhan McHugh and Blak & Bright Festival

Award-winning podcast producer Siobhan McHugh talks about harnessing the strengths of the audio medium and her book ‘The Power of Podcasting:Telling Stories Through Sound’, out through NewSouth Publishing; and writer Jane Harrison shares…


Omar Musa and Megan Anderson

Author and poet Omar Musa talks about woodcut prints, nature and playfulness, all explored in his collection of artwork, poetry and prose, ‘Killernova’ out through Penguin Australia; and writer and editor Megan Anderson…


Daniel Juckes and Syazwani S

Daniel Juckes, Associate Editor from ‘Westerly’ chats about the latest issue, ‘Westerly 66.2’, and the online Special Issue, ‘Westerly: Great Southern’; and Syazwani S from Hoppers Crossing Secondary College, prize-winner in the nature…

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The Glasshouse is a space for spoken word artists, poets, sound makers, audio storytellers, emerging cultural leaders, thinkers, writers and anyone who celebrates story as a means of self-expression, self-representation and community-building.

Witness the growth and renewal of our stories and histories, and reflect on how our stories are told and who they’re told by.