The Friends of the Library network has always offered a diverse event programme from politics and architecture to social media and open data. But it’s safe to say our annual Masters and Slaves event is truly one-of-a-kind and a must on the annual calendar.
This year’s 2016 Masters and Slaves event, which was held at Gold Coast campus on 25 August, was no exception.
Masters and Slaves was born out of the idea that it is a very brave move to choose to become a writer; It’s also very brave to take on your literary hero in front of a live audience.
This year’s show featured creative writing students at all levels from the School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, and for the first time one of Griffith’s esteemed tutors, Siall Waterbright also shared a very moving requiem to Joan Vollmer.
This year’s performance featured a homage to Australian writer, musician and raconteur Nick Cave from Hudson Tesoriero Ist Class honours graduate and a 21 st century lesson in love dedicated to the Bronte sisters from Bachelor of Arts student Sahib Nazari.
The audience also enjoyed a sisterly hi-five to Gloria Steinem from Ingrid Woodrow, PhD candidate and a love letter to Marguerite Duras from honours student Samantha Armatys.
PhD Candidate Zarek Hennessy put a challeng to Virginia Woolf and the night’s literature all started with a solo performance from local musical identity Slippery Dip.