Hidden Histories: Geraldine Brooks

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
21 July 2022
Author / Presenters: 
Geraldine Brooks, Flora A Chol, Mindy Meng Wang 王萌, Ramona Koval

Thursday 21 July 2022, 7:00pm–8:30pm

In the winter instalment of our Salon Series, we’re digging deep into the archives and uncovering untold stories and perspectives.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks will discuss her first book in seven years, Horse, with host Ramona Koval. Inspired by a true story, the novel connects three narratives surrounding a famous US thoroughbred racehorse to explore legacies of racism, horse-racing and art.

The event will open with a poetry reading by Flora Chol, whose work deconstructs unnatural systems and serves to place the human voice in a state of unapologetic truth and power.

To close the evening, enjoy a transporting musical performance by Mindy Meng Wang 王萌, whose unique compositions explore the fertile space between Chinese classical and Western contemporary music.

Join us for an evening of archival artistry, as we drag what’s out of sight into the light.