Breakfast & Conversation with Esther Anatolitis

Mar 27, 2024

Image: Esther Anatolitis. Photo by Sarah Walker


When: Wednesday 27 March, 7:30am - 9am
Cost: $20(+bf) FOG member, $25(+bf) non member
Where: Wagga Wagga City Library. Library Level 0 lagoon side door

Hear from Esther Anatolitis – Editor of Australia’s oldest continuous literary journal, Meanjin – on Meanjin’s role in bringing the county’s finest writers into the national conversation. Explore how writers are articulating this cultural moment while enjoying a “Petit Déjeuner” French style breakfast.

Esther is a prolific writer with a career devoted to the ideas that create Australia’s future, Esther is one of the nation’s most published arts leaders. She has written for every major literary journal, newspaper and art and design publication in Australia, authored several book chapters and creative pieces, and presented at writers’ festivals and events all over the nation. Esther is also one of Australia’s most sought-after commentators on arts and culture, and has presented in advocacy forums all over the world.

With a research and creative background in the arts, architecture and design, as well as print, online, broadcast and news media, she is Honorary Associate Professor at RMIT School of Art, and leads the strategic consultancy Test Pattern. Esther’s book Place, Practice, Politics was published earlier this year by Spurbuch.

This is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

Meanjin is Australia’s  oldest literary magazine. It was founded in Brisbane in 1940 by Clem Christiansen, who edited the journal for the next 34 years. It moved to Melbourne in 1945 and since 2008, Meanjin has been published as an imprint of Melbourne University Publishing. Esther Anatolitis has been the editor of Meanjin since 2022.

Contributors of poetry, fiction, creative writing, art criticism and contemporary culture have included some of Australia’s foremost writers, including Harry Hooton, Max Harris, Xavier Herbert, Katharine Susannah Prichard,  Manning Clark, Les Murray, Patrick White Judith Wright, Bruce Dawe, Tim Winton and  Marion Halligan. International writers whose work appeared in Meanjin have included Anais Nin, Arthur Koestler and Jean-Paul Sartre.

Meanjin’s cover art, sketches, design, woodcuts, and illustrations have been created by many well-known artists, including Margaret Preston, Noel Counihan, Frank Medworth, Eva Kubbos and Roy Dalgarno.

Today, Meanjin continues to be a lively journal of record including a diversity of voices and ideas.