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What to Expect When you’re Immigrating: Book Launch and Author Talk


Footscray Community Arts Centre is delighted to present What to Expect When You’re Immigrating, a free, special event book launch with a discussion on immigration, led by author and illustrator, NASH.

In this special event, we will hear from NASH about the processes he took in creating this book, personal anecdotes from his experiences immigrating, how the book has been received as well as an audience Q&A. Anyone is welcome! 

Most of us know what it’s like to have our hopes dashed on moving house: the excitement fades and we realise the furniture doesn’t fit, the rent is no cheaper, the heating doesn’t work or the neighbours are noisy. But what about when you’re moving to an entirely new country – when it’s you and not your furniture that doesn’t fit? When your qualifications aren’t recognised, the heat is insane and the neighbours yell at you to go back to where you came from?

What to Expect When You’re Immigrating is a hilarious, insightful and often cutting portrait of the ups and downs of moving to Australia. Through brilliant tongue-in-cheek illustrations, celebrated artist NASH provides a compelling, myth-busting, sometimes challenging and always funny how-to guide for new arrivals and those who welcome them. – Publisher, Affirm Press.

Want to know more? Check out our interview with NASH on FCAC Radio!

WHEN: Saturday 5 June, 2pm – 4pm
WHERE: Basement Theatre
COST: Free! Registration required.

About the Author 

What to expect when you're immigrating

NASH is a Sri Lankan born multidisciplinary designer artist based in Melbourne, where he has lived since 2012. His work is both cynical social commentary and an account of his personal experience as an immigrant – the ‘other’ in any society. What to Expect When You’re Immigrating is his first book.

Image courtesy of Affirm Press. Illustrations by NASH.

Date & Times


Saturday 5 June, 2pm – 4pm


FCAC Basement Theatre



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