I’m heading to the State Library tomorrow to see the event ‘Fright Night’ which is hosted by the enigmatic Nathan Curnow. Set in the Queens Hall of Melbourne’s State Library, there is much talk about the otherwordly characters that inhabit the halls- from a former librarian called ‘Grace’ to another former worker who often walks the underground staff passages, despite no longer being of this world.
Talk of ghosts facinates me, like most people, from childhood ghost stories at school camp, to watching ridiculous horror movies- I love the concept of this mysterious, unexplained phenomena. That people just like a place to much to leave, even though technically- they are already gone.
The night will feature a number of writers who work in fiction/non-fiction, poetry and performance art presenting their spooky tales. It’s going to be fun!