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ANZ writers to feature in online literary event series ‘Comfort Food’

Dinner Party Press, a new not-for-profit literary events organisation, has launched a four-part web series featuring writers from Australia and Europe.

The event series, titled Comfort Food, will celebrate food, literature, identity, cooking and eating during lockdown, and will showcase emerging and established writers—including Australian and New Zealand writers Eileen Chong, Ellen van Neerven, Nina Mingya Powles and Sam van Zweden—around ‘a virtual dinner table’.

Events will be livestreamed on Zoom and Instagram Live on Sunday nights AEST ‘over a leisurely morning coffee in Europe or a glass of wine in Australia’. Episode one, ‘The Lockdown Kitchen’, will air on Sunday, 12 July. Admission is free, however viewers are encouraged to make a donation that will go towards paying the writers.

The series will conclude with the publication of a limited-edition pamphlet, and the Avenue Bookstore in Melbourne will be the events’ bookseller for viewers in Australia.

Based across London and several cities in Australia, Dinner Party Press was started at an East London bookshop by six friends working in the arts. For more information about the upcoming events, see the Dinner Party Press website.


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