Luka Lesson's latest body of work: Agapi & Other Kinds of Love, is a verse novel inspired by Plato's Symposium.
Socrates is telling a banquet of friends everything he learned from a mysterious lover named Diotima. The gods then take the reader on a journey - where self-love, erotic love, the love of the stranger and familial love, collide with marble statues of Aphrodite, protestor's chants and the Parthenon's steps.
In Agapi & Other Kinds of Love , Luka Lesson shows us how love prevails despite the trials and tribulations of the ages.
"Luka never fails to delight in this vibrant and beautiful dive into love"
-Omar Sakr, Poet
OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH
Luka Lesson, launches his new verse novel: Agapi & Other Kinds of Love, surrounded by the Ancient Greek artefacts at the Chau Chak Wing Museum, Sydney, for one night only.
For this special event, Luka will combine the Ancient Greek types of love embedded within the pages of this book with a curated selection of Ancient Greek artefacts in the Museum, in a performance that is set to awaken the spirits lying dormant in the building.
Note: Change of Date
Chau Chak Wing MuseumThe University of SydneyMarch 2, 2023, 6.30pm.
Equal parts rap novella and classical history lesson, Agapi shows us how love prevails despite the trials and tribulations of the ages.