rose scott women writers' festival
8-9 October 2021
ONLINE VIA ZOOM
2021 Festival Program Announced
We have made the decision to move the 2021 Festival wholly online. Our inspiring line-up of women writers will be streamed live on Zoom, so everyone can participate from the comfort and safety of their own space. Bookings are open so check out the program and follow the links to book your place.
Talks by Women Writers
In association with The Women's Club, the Rose Scott Women Writers' Festival presents a series of talks by women writers throughout the year.
Radicals: Meredith Burgmann AM and Nadia Wheatley in conversation with Jane Caro AM
The Sixties were a turning point for protest and change. Opposition to the Vietnam war and the introduction of conscription were catalysts but protests grew to include Aboriginal Land Rights, Women’s Liberation, Gay Liberation and anti-apartheid demonstrations.
In Radicals many of those who were active at the time (roughly 1965 – 1975), including Meredith Burgmann and Nadia Wheatley, David Marr, Margret RoadKnight, Gary Foley, Jozefa Sobski, Geoffrey Robertson, Peter Manning, Gary Williams and Vivienne Binns, reflect on their involvement in these protests and how the decade changed them and Australian society.
Radicals – Remembering the Sixties also looks at how these past struggles are both similar and different to protests of the present.
Date: Tuesday 14 September 2021
Time: 6.30pm AEST
For Club members $10
For Guests $15.
Location: Online via zoom. Download from zoom.us/download.
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Emily Maguire in conversation with Suzanne Leal
Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell in conversation with
Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell are sisters who joined forces to investigate the story of Charlotte Waring Atkinson, their great-great-great-great-grandmother, the writer of Australia’s first book for children published in 1841. A fascinating hybrid, Searching for Charlotte is a biography of Charlotte, the story of Belinda and Kate’s journey of discovery to find out about the life of this courageous woman who came to Australia in 1826, as well as being an exploration of family history and family myths.
Date: Tuesday 9 March
Time: 6pm AEDT for 6.30pm start. Interview finishes at 7.30 pm and the evening concludes at 8.00pm
Location: Level 4, 179 Elizabeth Street; and by Zoom
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