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This is not a Lecture Theatre
– Penguin Plays Rough

Hear five writers read their short stories, novel extracts and scenes from plays or film scripts as Penguin Plays Rough transform the MCA’s lecture theatre into a cosy literature space. Penguin Plays Rough is a monthly night of short fiction where writers read from a red velvet chair on top of a coffee table which used to be in the front room a flat on King St, Newtown but now resides in a warehouse in St Peters where the group has been based since 2010.

Hear tales about typography; learn the truth as Westside
publication’s chief editor breaks down how Lebanese Australians from Western
Sydney are represented in the stories you’ve already been told; be guided
through a survey of unsuccessful video game proposals by an unsavvy nongameplayer; find out why Scott Sandwich thinks audio science and sound
philosophy can help your love life; and maybe, if you are lucky, see a slide
show about skeletons.

Walking the fine line between fact and fiction, lecture and storytelling, this
will not be what you might ordinarily see in a lecture theatre. You will not
have to take notes. There will be no final exam. You may even enjoy yourself.
Featuring: zinester Vanessa Berry, the Lifted Brow’s editor Sam Cooney,
Westide Publication’s chief editor Michael Mohammed Ahmad, poet and
sound designer Scott Sandwich, and the illustrator of The Penguin Plays Rough Book of Short Stories’ our book’s gorgeous dustjacket, Gemma O’Brien.

As usual there will be a chance for you to sign up, and give a storytalk, or do
some lecture-telling.



Image courtesy and © Penguin Plays Rough

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