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Schubertiade and Schubert on the Streets

Image on leftOn the 23rd September, Seraphim Trio will perform Schubert's "Trout Quintet" at the Adelaide Central Railway Station (just north of Shunters coffee shop) from 3.15-4.30pm. Acclaimed street artist Peter Drew will film the interactions between the musicians and passers-by. If you miss seeing Seraphim Trio at the station, there is another opportunity to see the lauded classical music trio at the State Library of South Australia on 24th and 25th September. More information. Bookings:131 246 or

Schubert am Klavier II, Gustav Klimt

J.M. Coetzee's The Schooldays of Jesus out now

The Schooldays of Jesus, the startling sequel to J.M. Coetzee’s widely praised The Childhood of Jesus, is now available from all good bookshops.

-- "richly enigmatic, with regular flashes of Coetzee’s piercing intelligence" (The Guardian)

Exhibition Opening - Adelaide Variations

Adelaide Variations is an exhibition of black and white photographs shot by 2016 SALA Finalist and JMCCCP affiliate Annette Willis on her iPhone in the streets of Adelaide. The exhibition will be opened by Lisa Slade Assistant Director, Artistic Programs Art Gallery of South Australia.

Public Lecture: Beckett's Unhappiness

Professor Andrew Gibson (Royal Holloway, University of London) will give an public lecture titled “An Intellectual Justification of Unhappiness: Beckett’s Aesthetic War on the Theodicies”, examining the political and intellectual implications of the Irish writer’s famous pessimism.


Eileen Myles in discussion with Ros Prosser

On Saturday 28 May, New York based experimental poet, novelist and performance artist Eileen Myles read from her work, followed by a discussion with Dr Ros Prosser. This was a terrific event held at a packed out Bakehouse Theatre. See our facebook page for photos and more!

Stephen Whittington: Erik Satie and Dada

A celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of Erik Satie
Stephen Whittington (piano), Konstantin Shamray (piano), Robert Macfarlane (tenor), Iran Sanadzadeh (electronics), Derek Pascoe (saxophone)
Music by Erik Satie, Stephen Whittington, Philip Corner
Erik Satie (b. May 17 1866), composer of the much-loved Gymnopedies, was one of music’s eccentric figures. This concert explores his relationship with Dada, the ‘anti-art’ movement founded during the darkest days of World War I, which has had an enduring influence on the arts.

Seminar with C.A.L -J.M. Coetzee Writing Fellow Cath Kenneally

Friday March 4, 3:00-5:00 pm, Room 618, Napier

Anna Goldsworthy plays Aust premiere of Stephen Whittington’s Autumn Thoughts

Friday April 14, 1.10pm, Elder Hall
Acclaimed pianist and JMCCCP research fellow Anna Goldsworthy will be performing works by the JMCCCP's Stephen Whittington, as well as works by Larry Sitsky, Graeme Koehne, Schubert, Prokofiev and Beethoven at Elder Hall this Friday 15 April. The concert will feature the Australian premiere of Whittington's Autumn Thoughts, as well as the world premiere of Sitsky's Nocturne.

Visiting Professors: Peter Arnds and Thomas Mical

Associate Professor Peter Arnds (Trinity College Dublin) and Professor Thomas Mical (Auckland University of Technology) are Visiting Professors at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice in 2016.

A/Prof Arnds is available for consultations and discussions with our centre members and affiliates until mid-June. He will also be giving a series of masterclasses on the role of the mythical creatures—specifically, werewolves and dogmen—in world literature. See our Calendar of Events.

The J.M. Coetzee Centre
for Creative Practice

School of Humanities
Schulz Building, Level 6


T: +61 8 8313 9164
JM Coetzee Centre