PROF. MICHAEL MEEHAN: The Sligo Novels of Sebastian Barry. What Fiction can do with History – and what Fiction can do for History.

Tuesday 10th of November 2015 6:00pm

‘The Sligo Novels of Sebastian Barry.  What Fiction can do with History – and what Fiction can do for History.’

Michael Meehan has a BA (Monash) LLB (Adelaide) PhD (Cambridge) and is Emeritus Professor and former Head of the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University.  For many years he was Chair of Adelaide Writers Week, has published four novels in Australia, the US and the UK, and won the NSW Premier’s Prize for his first novel, The Salt of Broken Tears.  He is now retired, and spends his time writing, running workshops with the National and Victorian Colleges of Judicial Education on judgement-writing, and raising Suffolk sheep (and legions of kangaroos) on his farm at Lancefield in the Macedon Ranges.

Tuesday 10th November 6pm – 7.30pm.

@ THE ORATORY, NEWMAN COLLEGE
When entering from Swanston Street, turn right into the main College building and up the stairs on the right of the corridor. Pre-seminar drinks will be at 6 p.m. and the paper will commence at 6.15 pm.

Those who wish to do so may join the group for dinner and/or a drink after the seminar at Naughton’s Hotel in Royal Parade.

These are free public seminars. For further details email <P.J.Bull@latrobe.edu.au> OR <gillian.russell@unimelb.edu.au> OR <francesdevlinglass@gmail.com> OR <Dianne.Hall@vu.edu.au