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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

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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

Featuring

Lili Wilkinson

Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of sixteen books, including After the Lights Go Out and The Erasure Initiative. She established insideadog.com.au and the Inky Awards at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. Lili has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Me... Read more

Ailsa Piper

Ailsa Piper has worked throughout Australia as a playwright, theatre director, actor, teacher, speaker and pate-wrapper. Her first love was the theatre, which took her from Western Australia, where she grew up on a sheep station in the Gascoyne area, to Sydney and on to Melbourne. Her love affair wi... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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