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Ancestral Connections

Hear from an insightful and passionate lineup of writers and critics as they each make a case for one of the books shortlisted for the 2022 Prize for Fiction. Then, the floor will be opened for you to share your own thoughts ...storiesHear from an insightful and passionate lineup of writers and critics as they each make a case for one of the books shortlisted for the 2022 Prize for Fiction. Then, the floor will be opened for you to share your own thoughts ...stories

2 feb 2022

Ancestral Connections

Hear from an insightful and passionate lineup of writers and critics as they each make a case for one of the books shortlisted for the 2022 Prize for Fiction. Then, the floor will be opened for you to share your own thoughts ...storiesHear from an insightful and passionate lineup of writers and critics as they each make a case for one of the books shortlisted for the 2022 Prize for Fiction. Then, the floor will be opened for you to share your own thoughts ...stories

2 feb 2022

Ancestral Connections

Hear from an insightful and passionate lineup of writers and critics as they each make a case for one of the books shortlisted for the 2022 Prize for Fiction. Then, the floor will be opened for you to share your own thoughts ...storiesHear from an insightful and passionate lineup of writers and critics as they each make a case for one of the books shortlisted for the 2022 Prize for Fiction. Then, the floor will be opened for you to share your own thoughts ...stories

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Andrew Denton investigates the stories, moral arguments and individuals woven into discussions about why good people are dying bad deaths in Australia.

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We’ve Got This: Stories by Disabled Parents

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Over 15 per cent of Australian households have a parent with a disability, so why are their stories rarely heard in conversations about families and parenting? To celebrate the launch of We’ve Got This – the first major anthology of writing by parents with disabilities – a panel of the book’s contributors will discuss the complexities of parenting from this often overlooked perspective.

In We’ve Got This, twenty-five parents who identify as Deaf, disabled or chronically ill discuss the highs and lows of their parenting journeys. The result is a moving and empowering collection that captures all the joy, anxiety and love that comes with being a disabled parent – and reveals that often, the greatest obstacle is other people’s attitudes. The anthology’s editor, musician Eliza Hull, will be joined by writer and academic Shakira Hussein, activist and educator Jax Jacki Brown, and speaker and creator of the ABC podcast Look Mum, No Hands Mandy McCracken for an inclusive and expansive discussion about their experiences of parenting while living with disability. Babies and children are very much welcome at this lunchtime conversation. This event will be Auslan interpreted.

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Join us for a special summer book club at MPavilion, ahead of the announcement of the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

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Join us for a special summer book club at MPavilion, ahead of the announcement of the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

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Join us for a special summer book club at MPavilion, ahead of the announcement of the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.

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Bernard Caleo
Bernard Caleo

Bernard Caleo is a comic book teacher, maker, and communicator. He was the editor and publisher of the romance comics anthology Tango, made the feature film Graphic Novels Melbourne with filmmaker Daniel Hayward and is part of the graphic novel publishing enterprise Twelve Panels Press. Read more

Bernard Caleo
Bernard Caleo

Bernard Caleo is a comic book teacher, maker, and communicator. He was the editor and publisher of the romance comics anthology Tango, made the feature film Graphic Novels Melbourne with filmmaker Daniel Hayward and is part of the graphic novel publishing enterprise Twelve Panels Press. Read more

Bernard Caleo
Bernard Caleo

Bernard Caleo is a comic book teacher, maker, and communicator. He was the editor and publisher of the romance comics anthology Tango, made the feature film Graphic Novels Melbourne with filmmaker Daniel Hayward and is part of the graphic novel publishing enterprise Twelve Panels Press. Read more

Bernard Caleo
Bernard Caleo

Bernard Caleo is a comic book teacher, maker, and communicator. He was the editor and publisher of the romance comics anthology Tango, made the feature film Graphic Novels Melbourne with filmmaker Daniel Hayward and is part of the graphic novel publishing enterprise Twelve Panels Press. Read more

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Hannah Kent is the author of three novels, Burial Rites, The Good People and the recently released Devotion. Her first original feature film Run, Rabbit Run, set to star Sarah Snook, is currently in pre-production. We spoke to her about the daily realities and joys of her life as a writer.

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Professor Clare Wright OAM is an award-winning historian, author, broadcaster and public commentator who has worked in politics, academia and the media. Clare is currently a Principal Research Fellow and ARC Future Fellow at La Trobe University. In 2020, Clare was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Australia Day Honours list for “services to literature and to historical research”. She is the author of four works of history, including the best-selling The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka and You Daughters of Freedom, which comprise the first two instalments of her Democracy Trilogy. Clare hosts the ABC Radio National history series, Shooting the Past, and co-hosts the LTU podcast Archive Fever. She is popular public speaker, panellist and interviewer and makes frequent appearances at literary festivals, in television documentaries, on radio talk shows and generally anywhere someone will pass her a microphone. Clare lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, three children and way too many pets.

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Hannah Kent is the author of three novels, Burial Rites, The Good People and the recently released Devotion. Her first original feature film Run, Rabbit Run, set to star Sarah Snook, is currently in pre-production. We spoke to her about the daily realities and joys of her life as a writer.

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Join us for Broadly Speaking – a series of deep dives into feminism and gender. Featuring brilliant local and international feminist thinkers talking culture, media, matriarchy, law, health, sex, sovereignty and more.
Building on conversations begun at Broadside Festival in 2019, we’ll bring contemporary feminist discussi ons to you, wherever you are. Tune in to Broadly Speaking for talks that’ll feed your curiosity and expand your thinking.

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