If you’re in Melbourne, you might want to attend the launch of Sleepers Almanac No Five. Sleepers has become a Melbourne institution and its events are always rambunctious affairs. Overland‘s Kalinda Ashton has a story in this year’s almanac (and I’m sure the rest of it’s good, too). Details below:
Launch of the latest Sleepers Almanac
To kick-start the year, the Sleepers Almanac No. 5 is hot off the press and ready to be celebrated. Melburnians, please come along to:
Date: Thursday the 12th of February
Time: From 6pm till 8pm
Place: At the Trades Hall Bar on the corner of Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton – now enter via Lygon Street.
This year’s Almanac is an absolute treat, with stories by Eleanor Elliott Thomas, Virginia Peters and Patrick Cullen, amongst many other riches, and including cartoons from the excellent Oslo Davis and the brilliant Andrew Weldon. It’s our fifth and we’ve hit our stride; and as we’ve aged, we’ve also upped the font size!
At the launch, there will be readings, shenanigans, and a chance to meet many of the authors. will be available on the night; and in all good bookstores after February 1st for RRP $24.95.
‘Sleepers continues to work a crucial nerve in Australian writing.’ – Nam Le
We salute Arts Victoria and the Australia Council
This year’s Almanac was funded by the Australia Council and Arts Victoria; both organisations have continued to give emerging authors their support in countless ways like this.