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Writers Live - Vanessa Berry introduces Mirror Sydney
15th Mar '18 @ Berkelouw Mona Vale


You are invited to meet writer and artist Vanessa Berry when she introduces her new book Mirror Sydney.

With delicately wrought essays and hand-drawn maps, Vanessa Berry describes her encounters with unusual, forgotten or abandoned places in the city in which she was born and raised, using their details to open up repositories of significance, and to create an alternative city, a 'Mirror Sydney", illuminated by memory and imagination.

She writes at a time when Sydney is being disassembled and rebuilt at an alarming rate. Her determined observation of the over-looked and the odd, the hidden and the enigmatic - precisely those details whose existence is most threatened by development - is an act of preservation in its own right, a testament to what she calls 'the radical potential of taking notice.'

Join us when Vanessa Berry is our guest at 6.30pm on Thursday March 15th, 2018.

Bookings are essential and can be made online by following this link (fees apply) or by phone on 9979 2112.

Cost is $ 15.00, $ 5.00 of which will be credited against any purchases made on the evening.

About the author:

Vanessa Berry is a Sydney writer and artist who works with history, memory and archives. She is the author of the memoir Ninety 9 (Giramondo 2013), the essay collection Strawberry Hills Forever (Local Consumption 2007), and the zine I Am a Camera (1999-2017). Since 2012 she has been writing a blog Mirror Sydney, on which this book is based, exploring the city's marginal places and undercurrents. Her zines and hand-drawn maps have been exhibited in the Museum of Contemporary Art, the National Gallery of Australia and the Museum of Sydney.

Where: 12-14 Park Street, Mona Vale, 2103, Sydney, AU
When: Thu, 15th Mar
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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