----PLEASE NOTE: In response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, this event will no longer go ahead. We plan to reschedule, so keep an eye out for developments. All ticketholders will be contacted directly and refunded. Please see our full statement for more information.----
It's estimated that more than a billion animals have died in the fires – and more than 100 species now need urgent help due to scorched habitat. We're raising funds for wildlife charities working with animals affected by the summer's devastating bushfires.
We're bringing together some of our favourite writers and artists to share reflections on creatures great and small with a night of readings, poetry, art and music curated by Sophie Cunningham and Emily Bitto, and featuring literary animal-lovers including Helen Garner, Shaun Tan, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Chloe Hooper and more to be announced. We'll be selling t-shirts designed by Kaz Cooke and there'll be a raffle with prizes, too.
Let's do it for the koalas, quolls, dunnarts and wallabies; the alpine bog skinks, lyrebirds, broad-toothed rats, bloodclaw crayfish, glossy black cockatoos and golden-tipped bats.
Presented in partnership with The Wheeler Centre.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.
All proceeds from ticket sales (including booking fees), t-shirt sales and raffle tickets will be donated to Wildlife Victoria, Birdlife Australia and Bush Heritage Australia.