Virtual Book Club: 'The Old Lie' (2019)

3.00PM Wed 25 Nov 2020
VIRTUAL | Ticketed

Discuss art, life, culture and creativity from the comfort of your own home at the QAGOMA Members Virtual Book Club. From August until November the titles on the reading list feature the writing and stories of Indigenous women, celebrating and connecting to ‘Mavis Ngallametta: Show Me the Way to Go Home’, currently on display in the Queensland Art Gallery.

Book 4: The Old Lie (2019), Claire G. Coleman
Session 1: Wed 25 Nov, 3.00pm
Session 2: Thu 26 Nov, 10.30am

Across far flung reaches of the universe and unseated from time, Claire G. Coleman’s new science-fiction novel explores belief in one’s country, war, and Indigenous history. The title comes from a poem by Wilfred Owen, a poet who fought in World War I and died a week before Armistice. He was a pacifist and wrote his poetry in part as protest and also as a record of what happened. Riffing off Owen’s poems, the novel questions the lengths to which people will go to protect their country – and Country, and forces us to bear witness to the truths of this country’s brutal history.

Book 1: Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia (2018), edited by Anita Heiss
Book 2: The Yield (2019), Tara June Winch
Book 3: Top End Girl (2020), Miranda Tapsell

Booking essential / Free for Members / $5 Members' Guests / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to join these virtual discussions hosted by Book Club Facilitator Eve Jensen. The link to join the meeting will be sent to the email address you booked with one hour prior to the start of the session. Members receive 20% off current and past Book Club titles from the QAGOMA Store.

The QAGOMA Members Virtual Lectures are hosted online via Zoom. If you're new to Zoom and have any questions, please get in touch with us.