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Bendigo Writers Festival Saturday Keynote: Ita Buttrose

She set agendas, dictated style, and changed the way magazine publishing was done in Australia. One of the most respected speakers in Australia and the author/co-author of ten books, Ita Buttrose speaks with feature writer Di Dempsey about the passions that shaped her life. From business to the arts, this is a woman whose determination and ability has kept her at the forefront of public life for many decades.

This session will be held at the Capital Theatre.


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Portrait of Ita Buttrose

Ita Buttrose

Ita Buttrose became the first woman to ever edit a major metropolitan newspaper in Australia when she was appointed editor-in-chief of News Limited‘s Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph. She later became Editor-in-Chief of Fairfax Media’s Sun-Herald, having worked as a senior feature writer on Fairfax’s now defunct Sun newspaper and as publishing consultant to Fairfax magazines.

She launched ITA magazine for The Woman Who Wasn’t Born Yesterday, and hosted prime-time radio shows for Sydney’s 2UE, 2KY and 2UE. She is the author of 11 books.

On the Road

We can’t wait to get back on the road again – bringing some of our favourite writers to regional Victoria. We’ll be packing up the car with books and authors, travelling from country to coast … and making sure Melbourne doesn’t get all the literary fun. Look out for our bootful of books – coming to a town near you.