Our new home at the State Library has had a name change to: The Wheeler Centre: Books, Writing, Ideas.
The centre is named after Melbourne-based Lonely Planet founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler.
Arts Minister Lynne Kosky said that the Wheeler’s story is a “spectacular publishing success story … unquestionably, a story of books, writing and ideas.” She added, “I can think of no more appropriate name for this exciting new institution.”
The official opening of The Wheeler Centre will be in February 2010. The first Wheeler Centre event will be a Gala Night of Storytelling on the anniversary of the Federal Government’s apology to the Stolen Generations. To be held on 13 February at the Melbourne Town Hall, the evening provides a night of celebration and reflection with guests including Chloe Hooper, Paul Kelly, Cate Kennedy, John Safran, Tara June Winch and Alexis Wright.
See their new website at wheelercentre.com for full details. For Victorian Writers' Centre events at the Wheeler Centre, see What's On.