Join us for a culturally enriching evening of readings and poetry. Chat with the writers about their work, their distinctive cultural backgrounds and their writing practice.
This event is a celebration of multicultural literature, showcasing the works of Don Bank Writers-in-Residence and special guests – Hani Aden and Divya Venkataraman.
The 2020 Don Bank Studio Writer in Residence is - Mascara Literary Review.
Mascara Literary Review is a literary journal based on the North Shore (Wahroonga) which has been publishing literary work by leading and emerging writers for over a decade.
The Mascara writers presenting at our Harmony Week event are:
Debbie Lim has had poems published in Australian journals and anthologies, and won the Rosemary Dobson Prize (2009), The Inverawe Nature Poetry Prize (2008, 2010) and the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize (2008, 2010).
David Ades is a poet and short story writer widely published in Australia, USA, Israel, India, England, Romania and New Zealand. He is the author of Mapping the World and Afloat in Light. He won the Wirra Wirra Vineyards Short Story Prize in 2005.
Michelle Hamadache is a lecturer at Macquarie University and managing editor for Mascara Literary Review. She has published in Australian and International journals including Southerly, Cordite, Parallax and Antipodes.
Bookings are essential and numbers will be limited to comply with current Public Health Orders.
Conditions of Entry / Health & Safety Information
- Please stay home if you are feeling unwell.
- Attendees are recommended to wear face masks at all times when in the library.
- Visitors to the library must register for contact tracing on entry, either by using the Service QR code displayed or by providing contact details to library staff
- All visitors must practise safe social distancing and are asked to use hand sanitiser before entering the building.