What does it mean to loose everything — family, home, identity — and find yourself living in one of the most brutal shantytowns on the edge of one of the world’s largest cities?
Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall spent a year of his life in just such a place. One cold November day, Bishop-Stall packed up his meagre belongings, his notebooks and a pen and went to live in Tent City, twenty-seven lawless acres where the largest hobo town on the continent squats in the scandalized shadow of Canada’s largest city. The rules he set for himself were simple: no access to money, family or friends, except what he could find from that day on. Tent City has been described as a dump full of the castaways of the last millennium, human and otherwise. Bishop-Stall will discuss his book about the experience, "Down to This, a love song to a lost city like no other".
Date: Wednesday 19 September
Venue: University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney Campus
Cnr Broadway & Abercrombie St, Broadway NSW 2007
Peter J Dean
School of Arts & Sciences
Univeristy of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney
(02) 8204 4103 Email: email@example.com
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