Talks in November

I’ll be speaking about Sydney, writing, and the urban environment on three occasions in November.

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First, for those interested in the more academic side of what I do, I’ll be presenting a paper on urban ruins, Parramatta Road and the Midnight Star theatre at a research seminar at Macquarie Uni on Wednesday November 11th. It’s on from 3-5pm in the Faculty of Arts building, Y3A, in the Drama Studio (downstairs, room 187).


On Thursday November 19th I’ll be at the NSW Writers’ Centre, discussing one of my favourite topics – Weird Sydney, along with Peter Doyle, Chris Mikul, and Michael Wayne. It’s on from 6:30 at Garry Owen House in Callan Park, Rozelle, and more details can be found here.

And on Sunday November 29th, I’ll be at the Wollongong Writers’ Festival, speaking on a panel about non-fiction place writing. It’s at 12:30pm at the Wollongong City Art Gallery, and more details can be found here.

4 Comments on “Talks in November”

  1. Ashley says:


    One just needs to show up for the 11 November?

    • Vanessa Berry says:

      Hi Ashley – yes, no need to rsvp. If you don’t know the campus leave a bit of time to find the room, the numbering is a bit confusing (as is often the way in universities!)

  2. Alex says:

    Hi Vanessa – I’ve followed your blog with great interest over the past few years and congrats on a wonderful job. I only just saw that you did a talk earlier this week on, amongst other stuff, the old Homebush Theatre. I grew up in Homebush and visited it as a child when it was an ice rink. After that I made a couple of urban explorations into the old place and have some pics of what it looks like inside c.2013 here:
    Be happy to contribute any knowledge if you ever need. Cheers – Alex.

    • Vanessa Berry says:

      Thanks Alex – great to see those interior photos and good on you for getting in there! I might get in touch sometime over the summer as I’m writing an article on the Homebush Theatre, thanks for offering to share some stories. It has had such an interesting history!

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