The 2021 Stella Prize winner in Conversation
In 2021, the Stella Prize longlist once again spoke to the ingenuity, varied perspectives and talent of Australian women writers. It spanned short stories, personal essays, a novel in translation, and a novel for young adults; works that explore people and animals through the lens of fiction and non-fiction; and an extraordinary five of the twelve nominated books are by…
Last Words: Voluntary Assisted Dying
For years, the topic of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) has sent moral and ethical ripples through Australian political, civil and personal debate. Since VAD legislation came into effect in Victoria in June 2019, more than one hundred people have received legal and medical assistance to die.
At this important panel discussion in April, we heard from medical and legal experts…
Women at the Edge: Access and Beyond
This online event, part of our Women at the Edge series in partnership with Women’s Health Goulburn North East, brings together a group of women with lived experience of disability to share their wisdom about accessibility in regional communities, and together, explore what a future vision for access, inclusion and participation for all could look like.
Featuring Moira Shire General Manager…
Fringe Debate: Should Culture Be Cancelled?
For decades, we’ve heard seers of all stripes declaring that ‘everything is political’. In 2020, though, you might be forgiven for reading that with a note of exhaustion. The hopeful overtures of the open internet have well and truly descended into countless – endless – jibes and arguments. Cancelled columnists (and cartoonists) heave their laptops open to lament their newfound…
Julia Gillard: Women and Leadership
What biases and barriers do women in power face? How does this affect their leadership performance? And how can we bring about true gender equality when it comes to politics and power?
Women in Leadership: Real Lives, Real Lessons, co-written by Julia Gillard and renowned development economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, asks these questions and more. In August, Patricia Karvelas inteviewed Gillard…
State of the (Writing) Nation: Maria Tumarkin
The State of the (Writing) Nation is an annual address from a prominent Australian writer. It's a chance to reflect on what's happening, and where we're heading, in Australian literature and publishing.
This year, Maria Tumarkin delivered the address. Tumarkin is the author of four books, including the multi-award-winning creative non-fiction work, Axiomatic, and is a recipient of the prestigious…
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