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Radical Book Club Open Night

Join us for a special open edition of Radical Book Club!

Celebrating the opening night of the Write Around the Murray (WAM) festival, audiences are invited to attend the September session of the Museum’s monthly book club program.

Our September title is Personal Score: Sport, Culture, Identity (2023) by Ellen van Neerven, a featured WAM author. A book that weaves history, memoir, journalism and poetry, Personal Score: Sport, Culture, Identity received the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction, 2024.

Ellen van Neerven shines a light on sport on this continent from a queer First Nations perspective, revealing how some athletes have long challenged mainstream views and used their roles to effect change not only in their own realm, but in society more broadly.

The session is open to anyone who has read this book and is keen to unpack as part of a live discussion!

About the program:

Radical Book Club invites a cohort of radical readers who meet monthly at the museum to reflect on selected titles that challenge conventions and norms embedded in society. Radical books and authors encourage readers to become aware of current societal challenges or inequalities and to contemplate alternative futures.


Presented as part of Write Around the Murray 2024.

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