Reading for Peace, La Mama ~ theatre notes

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Reading for Peace, La Mama

UPDATE: Eliot Weinberger very kindly corrects me: there is another reading being organised in Sydney, hosted by the Sydney Moving Image Coalition. A partial list of the world wide events is here.


And while we're on activism...La Mama Theatre is hosting the only Australian chapter of a worldwide reading to mark the third anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq. The international readings are initiated by the Peter Weiss Foundation for Art and Politics and the Berlin International Literature Festival.

The reading is of Eliot Weinberger's award-winning text What I heard About Iraq, first published in the London Review of Books in February 2005. Those who haven't yet caught up with this amazing piece can read it here. It's sure to be worth hearing.

The event is coordinated by Cynthia Troup, Margaret Cameron, Mary Helen Pirola & Catherine Hill, and supported by La Mama, PEN Melbourne and Aphids. More information: La Mama 03 9347 6142 or

Event details: 7.30pm Monday 20 March 2006, La Mama at the Carlton Courthouse, 349 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3053

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