Soiree Dinner: Portrait of a Luthier
An evening for the literary foodies
Love food, wine, music and storytelling? You’d better sit down for this. The fourth of July, as part of the City of Perth Winter Arts Season, will be an evening of fine food, music and contemporary literature. The University of WA is hosting the Soiree Dinner, inviting guests to watch author Stephen Scourfield and the UWA School of Music recount in words and music Scourfield’s latest novella The Luthier, all while enjoying a three-course meal matched with wine.
Stephen Scourfield is a born storyteller. An award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction, Scourfield won the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for fiction in 2007 and was declared Australia’s Best Travel Writer in 2009 and 2011 by the National Travel Industry Awards. He is also a recipient of a United Nations Media Award, and is currently the Travel Editor of The West Australian.
The Luthier is one of the three novellas from Stephen’s most recent book, Unaccountable Hours. The story is about Australian instrument maker Alton Freeman, a man who devotes his life to crafting a violin capable of reproducing the seemingly inimitable sound of Bach’s Partitas and Sonatas as played by his idol, musician Monica Erica Grenbaum.
Imagine listening to the UWA School of Music play the same music described in the book, all while eating a gorgeous meal in the beautiful University Club Restaurant.
Surely, this is storytelling at its most delicious.
Where: 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley
Hours: Wed 4 July, 7pm