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Texts in the City

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at The Wheeler Centre

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Studying a book or film can be a short-cut to consigning it to boredom. But our Texts in the City series – a gift to students, their teachers and lifelong learners – brings the VCE English and Literature lists to life.

Each week, our hosts – authors Lili Wilkinson and Tony Birch – will interview experts intimately familiar with the texts, unearthing those hidden gems that could help your essay shine.

This time around, Lili Wilkinson and guest Ailsa Piper will explore Australian writer Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.

· Related video: Australian Literature 101: Ray Lawler: Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Who?

Portrait of Lili Wilkinson

Lili Wilkinson

Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of twelve YA novels, including Pink, Green Valentine and The Boundless Sublime. She established the insideadog website, the Inky Awards and the Inkys Creative Reading Prize at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, and lives in Melbourne with her husband, son, dog and three chickens. Her latest book is After the Lights Go Out.

Portrait of Ailsa Piper

Ailsa Piper

Ailsa Piper has worked throughout Australia as a playwright, theatre director, actor, teacher, speaker and pate-wrapper.

Texts in the City

Studying a book or film can be a short-cut to consigning it to boredom. But our Texts in the City series – a gift to students, their teachers and lifelong learners – brings the VCE English and Literature lists to life.

Each week, our hosts – authors Lili Wilkinson and Tony Birch – will interview experts intimately familiar with the texts, unearthing those hidden gems that could help your essay shine.

Good luck to all VCE English and Literature students in 2013.

Supported by the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English

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