The Abbotsford Convent is a contemporary village, I love being here with my family, meeting and making friends with the community.

    – Emily Floyd, Artist

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    In Conversation with Hugo Race for Rock & Roll Writers Festival

    On Sunday April 9, Rock & Roll Writers Festival, Australia’s only literary festival celebrating the relationship between writing and music, comes to Melbourne and the Abbotsford Convent for the first time. We speak to musician and writer Hugo Race about his recently published memoir ‘Road Series’ – an on the road diary covering Melbourne’s 1980s punk scene and travels through Europe, South America and Africa. Race, a former member of The Bad Seeds will speak about ‘Road Series’ and the art of the memoir as part of a panel discussion with Rob Snarski and Jenny Valentish.

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