The fate of creative imagination in the age of the selfie

andreaIn the 2015 Ray Mathew Lecture, first presented at the National Library in Canberra in May, novelist Andrea Goldsmith will explore the creative imagination in music, literature and landscape. In “Private Passions, Public Exposure,” she will consider its future in our digital age where the self has become the paramount creative project.

In her writing, Andrea Goldsmith has explored identity, friendship and untimely death, and in her seventh and most recent novel, The Memory Trap, she examines the connection between memory and forgiveness. Her literary essays have appeared widely, including in the Best Australian Essays anthologies, and she has taught creative writing throughout Australia. Andrea regularly observes a digital-free Saturday as an opportunity to imagine, wonder and create.

The lecture will be held at 5.30pm on Friday, 9 October at Flinders University Victoria Square (Level 1). Bookings are essential, and light refreshments will be served.

You can register online here, or email Special Collections librarian Gillian Dooley.

Supported by the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust.

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