At the NSW Writers’ Centre tonight I’m interviewing Arnold Zable; author of Cafe Scheherazade (2001), Sea of Many Returns (2008), and most recently Violin Lessons (2011). Zable is a human rights activist, and currently the President of the Melbourne arm of International PEN. His writing focuses on migrant experiences, and so I will be talking with him about the power of compassionate imagination, political emotion, and story-telling in a multicultural context (amongst other things). The night runs from 6:30-8:30pm, at the Writers’ Centre: Gary Owen House, Callan Park, Balmain Rd., Rozelle. More information is available here and if the literature doesn’t tempt you, I’m told there will also be writerly canapés.