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Two Sides of the Story

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at Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall

Memoir - Kate Holden & David Astle

Autobiography, memoir, life-writing: countless genres, countless approaches. Exposing one’s life experiences on the page seems somewhat daunting. From Kate Holden’s personal and romantic travails to David Astle’s professional peccadilloes and linguistic shenanigans, these two very different memoirists compare notes.

Who?

Portrait of Kate Holden

Kate Holden

Kate Holden is a popular public speaker, has published two books and also writes short stories, a fortnightly column in The Age, reviews and essays.

Portrait of David Astle

David Astle

David Astle is a full-time word nerd. You may know his loud shirts from SBS’s Letters and Numbers. Or his black-and-white boxes in Friday’s Age. He’s also the author of Wordburger (How to be a champion puzzler in 20 quick bites), plus Riddledom, Puzzled and Cluetopia. His favourite word is ‘acrobat’.

Two Sides of the Story

Each month at the Wheeler Centre, two writers discuss the points of difference and the common experiences of a creative life. From playwrights to poets, from award-winners to emerging talent, the Victorian Writers’ Centre and the Wheeler Centre join forces to explore what aspects of being a writer are universal and which ones are unique.

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