The Honourable Virginia Bell and Catherine du Peloux Menagé
The Honourable Virginia Bell has had a legal career spanning over forty years and retired from the High Court of Australia in 2021. Which books stand behind her, which books shaped her life and what does she read today?
Jane Gleeson-White, Bronwen Morgan, Amelia Thorpe with Ashley Hay
Sponsored by Griffith Review
Join Jane Gleeson-White, Bronwen Morgan and Amelia Thorpe –contributors to Griffith Review’s latest edition, Hey, Utopia! – as they explore the power of asking ‘as if’. How can this simple question open up new possibilities in law, in economics, in governance and policy in the world as we inhabit and experience it, and what happens when we disrupt and explode premises taken for granted for so long? In conversation with Griffith Review editor Ashley Hay.
Delia Falconer with Danielle Celermajer
Sponsored by Paula McLean
In her new book Signs and Wonders, Delia Falconer how global warming is changing our culture, our very selves and our experiences of the world as well as our climate and the life of all living creatures on the planet. In these poetic essays she explores how to live now. Delia will be talking to Danielle Celemajer whose recent Summertime: Reflections on a Vanishing Future invites us to look at all that is dying around us as our shared home is lost.
In her personal and cultural exploration of what it means to eat in the broken food system within which we live, Sam van Zweden doesn’t hold back from exploring the links between food and family, food and mental illness, between trauma but also talks about hunger, about the pleasure and joy of eating.
Larissa Behrendt and Anita Heiss with Meg Keneally
Sponsored by Rebecca Davies AO
In Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray, Anita Heiss tells a story never before told in fact or fiction and in doing so rewrites the stories and the history of Australia. Larissa Behrendt tells the story of mother and daughter, Della and Jasmine on a literary tour of England, and in doing so rewrites the relationship of the English ‘classics’ and indigenous culture and storytelling, as well enabling her characters to revisit the story of their own lives and their relationship.
They are in conversation with historical novelist Meg Keneally.
8 October Session: Guests $15
9 October Individual sessions: Guests $15
9 October All Sessions: $60
All Sessions (Friday 8 October and Saturday 9 October): Guests $75