Update: SRBBook Launch

Book Launch – Second City: Essays from Western Sydney

A new SRB anthology

Second City is a showcase of the diverse literary talents that make Sydney’s Western Suburbs such a fertile region for writers. It’s an anthology that brings together raconteurs, reporters and polemicists, critics, philosophers and observers of daily life.

The collection includes essays by Zohra Aly, Frances An, Rawah Arja, Luke Carman, Felicity Castagna, Eda Gunaydin, George Haddad, Raaza Jamshed, Yumna Kassab, May Ngo, Aleesha Paz, Sheila Ngoc Pham, Martyn Reyes and Amanda Tink.

Second City is edited by Catriona Menzies-Pike, editor of the Sydney Review of Books and Luke Carman, author of An Elegant Young Man and Intimate Antipathies.


Book launch

Please join us for the launch of Second City on Wednesday 26 May 2021, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the Peter Shergold building of Western Sydney University, adjacent to Parramatta Station. Register on Eventbrite.

The launch will be hosted by Professor James Arvanitakis and will feature readings by selected contributors.

Doors will open at 6pm and the action will start at 6.30pm. Drinks and canapes are on us.

Copies of Second City will be available for purchase on the night or you can order here.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we can’t overbook this event. Spaces are limited so please register early! We expect the event to book out.


Live stream

For those unable to attend the launch in person next week, we are pleased to announce that the event will be live-streamed via Zoom. When we upload this event to the cloud, it will be captioned. We’re working on live-captioning for the night and will update details when confirmed.

Register here for updates and details on how to tune in.