The Song of the Crocodile
You can hear the music in this novel; it seems to sing off the page. Even a tin ear could make a tune from these words. Yuwaalaraay woman Nardi Simpson comes to Melbourne to celebrate her debut novel, the stunning Song of the Crocodile. Winner of the Black&Write 2018 fellowship, the author descends into literature fully fledged after years performing live music on stage with The Stiff Gins. Her storytelling props certainly responded to a new medium and readers are instantly enveloped into the world of the Billymil family.
Interviewed by multi-talented writer Nelly Thomas, a woman of many strings – the two will share what drives the urge to share stories, to hear the inside voice outside and discuss how music underscored the epic and exquisite telling of the Crocodile’s Song.
Be sung to. But don’t miss it.
Saturday 19 June at 2.30pm
The Ballroom, Williamstown Town Hall,
104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown
Full – $25
Concession – $20