The Emerging Writers’ Festival work, learn and play largely on the land of the Kulin nation, and pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.

EWF celebrates the history and creativity of the world’s oldest living culture.

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Paul Dalla Rosa: An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life

An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life is the highly anticipated debut short story collection from Melbourne writer Paul Dalla Rosa. A razor-sharp collection for our disaffected times, these stories explore the beautiful and ugly, dark and funny, tender and vicious contradictions of life in late-stage capitalism. An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life has been chosen as the first book for Melbourne City Reads in 2022, an initiative supported by inner-city bookshops. Dalla Rosa will join host Abigail Ulman to discuss An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life and its depiction of precarity and the absurdities of our increasing alienation.

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An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life will be held at The Wheeler Centre Performance Space and is an in-person event.


There is limited on-street and accessible parking in Little Lonsdale Street. The nearest commercial car park is at QV, which has an entrance on Little Lonsdale Street.

Nearby Public Transport including Tram, bus and Melbourne Central train line station.

The footpaths on Little Lonsdale Street are quite narrow, and are on a slight slope, but are flat and well-surfaced

Wheelchair Access

This venue is All Accessible entry including a front entry ramp and access to lifts.

Accessible Toilet

Gender neutral and accessible toilets in the foyer space.  Features a change table.

Hearing Loop

TA hearing loop allows patrons who are wearing a hearing aid to tune in to the frequency of the venue. If you require hearing assistance, please contact us when you book your ticket.

Relaxation Area

Relaxation Area is available in the foyer next to the entry doors to The Wheeler Centre

More information: visit The Wheeler Centre’s Access page 

Thursday 16 June
6-7pm AEST

Pay What You Can, bookings essential

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The Wheeler Centre Performance Space
176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000


Paul Dalla Rosa

Paul Dalla Rosa is the author of An Exciting and Vivid Inner Life.

Abigail Ulman

Abigail Ulman is a writer from Melbourne.