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Cover Girls Uncovered

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what do the covers of books by female authors say? Headless torsos, giant lips, 50 shades of pink and pastel … why are the covers of books by women usually feminine, even when the content is not?

Authors, marketers and publishers will join us to uncover the covers, in all their gendered glory. They’ll tell the inside story, debunk some common myths – and award a literary razzie to some of the worst offenders.

With Krissy Kneen, Mary Masters, Bhakthi Puvanenthiran and host Lefa Singleton Norton.

Featuring

Krissy Kneen

Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of fiction, poetry and non-fiction, including An Uncertain Grace, which was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. She has written and directed broadcast television documentaries and is the current Copyright Agency Ltd Non-fiction Fellow. The Three Burials of L... Read more

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran is Managing Editor of Crikey, writing mainly on politics and the media. Previously Bhakthi was a journalist and editor at the Age and Sydney Morning Herald covering arts, entertainment and business. She co-hosted the podcast Hard Bargain, is a regular media commentator and s... Read more

Lefa Singleton Norton

Lefa Singleton Norton is a writer and activist in the fields of feminism and disability. She has been a creative producer at Express Media, an award-winning producer of live performances, and appeared at festivals including the Melbourne Writers’ Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival, National Yo... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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