Crosslines - stories crossing the heart of the country

NT Writers’ Festival presents a poetic picnic featuring several outstanding storytellers and writers whose stories come from near and far to intersect here. Bring your swag and picnic and settle in for a poetic picnic under the desert sky as we traverse country and continents, tracing literary and migratory lines through Europe, Central and South-East Asia, from Sudan to Central Australia, to see how storylines intersect.

Featuring Agustinus Wibowo, Lizzie Marrkilyi Ellis, Anthony Lawrence, Michelle Cahill, Leni Shilton, Penny Drysdale, Abe Nouk. Hosted by Craig San Roque with Alistair and Karen Jackson on electric fiddle.

Mezze Picnic hampers for sale at the Bean Tree café until 6.30pm!

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Friday, May 19, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:30
Event Contact Details 
NT Writers' Centre
$30/$25 NTWC/Conc
Event Location 
Olive Pink Botanic Garden