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Flip the script on adaptation

Jane Harrison
Suzie Miller
Alana Valentine
Maeve Marsden
Friday 24 May 2024
Event Code: 65
We often hear about novels being adapted for the screen or stage, but how does this work in reverse?

Panelists Jane Harrison (The Visitors), Suzie Miller (Prima Facie) and Alana Valentine (Wed by the Wayside) have all given new life to their acclaimed plays through novelisation. Their books take audiences from the contemporary courtroom to colonial first contact to a side street of a red-light district in 1969.

Turn adaptation upside down with these celebrated writers, in conversation with Maeve Marsden, as they discuss transforming works for the stage into works for the page.
Carriageworks, Bay 20, The ARA Stage
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015