Jack Nicholls: Reading and Author Talk
Jack Nicholls is a writer and participant in Footscray Community Arts Centre’s RESIDENCE program, providing artists with space to experiment and invest in their creative practice while playing an active part in the FCAC community. This Reading and Author Talk is a culmination of Jack’s work, created and imagined during RESIDENCE. Learn more about Jack’s artistic journey via FCAC’s Artist in Focus interview series.
Space-faring billionaires, climate collapse, genetic engineering, body modification, surveillance dystopias and artificial intelligence. When the tropes of 20th century science fiction become our 21st century reality, how should writers respond?
Join science-fiction writer and essayist, Jack Nicholls, for a short reading of new work followed by a conversation with award-winning feminist journalist, screenwriter and speculative-fiction author Laurie Penny (The Guardian, HBO’s The Nevers, Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor). They’ll discuss the stories we tell ourselves about the future, and how science-fiction can help us come to terms with these disorienting times.
WHEN: Wednesday 4 August, 6:30pm – 8pm
WHERE: FCAC Foyer
COST: FREE (RSVPs required)
MEET THE ARTIST
Jack Nicholls is a British-Australian writer of speculative fiction, poetry, and essays, all part of their attempt to chronicle the tectonic social shifts of the 21st century. They are interested in history, climate change, and the narrowing space in our culture between plausible science-fiction and implausible reality. Their most recent project was an essay series about musician Amanda Palmer’s tour of Europe at a time of division and hope. You can find links to their work at www.jacknicholls.net or on Twitter at @Jackofninetales.
1 – Image by Gabrielle Motola