Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival Event
6.30 pm AEDT start. Zoom Only.
Radicals: Meredith Burgmann AM and Nadia Wheatley in conversation with Jane Caro
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.
Nadia Wheatley is an Australian writer whose works include picture books, novels, biography, memoir and history. Many of her books for children and young adults, including the classic picture book My place (illustrated by Donna Rawlins) have been honoured in the annual awards of the Children’s Book Council of Australia. The Papunya School Book of Country and History produced in collaboration with Papunya School is a much-awarded collaborative account of this Western Desert community from an indigenous perspective. Her biography The Life and Myth of Charmian Clift was the The Age Non-Fiction Book of the Year in 2002 and won the New South Wales Premier’s Award for Australian History in 2002.
Meredith Burgmann is a former academic who has also served as Labor President of the NSW Legislative Council. In 1993, Burgmann started the Ernie Awards to draw attention to comments regarded as misogynistic. In 2007 she published with Yvette Andrews The Ernies Book: 1000 Terrible Things Australian Men Have Said About Women. She has also published articles on industrial, environmental and Aboriginal rights issues. Meredith and her sister Verity collaborated to write Green Bans, Red Union: Environmental Activism and the New South Wales Builders Labourers' Federation in 1998.
Jane Caro AM is a dynamic social commentator, writer, lecturer, columnist, and award-winning advertising writer and novelist. She appears frequently in the media on both radio and television including on The Drum, Q&A, The Project, Daily Edition, Studio 10 and Today and is a weekly regular on Channel 7 Weekend Sunrise and Mornings on Channel 9.
Jane is much in demand as a speaker, facilitator and MC in the public and private sectors. In July 2018 she was awarded the Walkley Award for Women in Leadership. She has written nine books, including three novels for young adults, works on education, religion and feminism as well as a memoir Plain-speaking Jane. Her latest book is Accidental Feminists.
Catherine du Peloux Menagé
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