Heather Rose in conversation with Caroline Baum
Friday October 4th, 6-8pm.
Wollongong Art Gallery
Multi-award-winning author Heather Rose
will speak with renowned writer and presenter Caroline Baum
about writing, and her latest novel Bruny.
Heather Rose is the author of eight novels. Her seventh, The Museum of Modern Love, is the internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning story of a man’s profound connection with Marina Abramovic’s live art piece ‘The Artist is Present’. This stunning literary work was awarded the Stella Prize, the Christina Stead Prize for fiction and the Margaret Scott Prize for the best book by a Tasmanian author in 2017 alone. It was also shortlisted for the 2017 Australia Literature Society Gold Medal and the 2017 University of Queensland Fiction Book Award. She lives in Tasmania.
Caroline Baum is a respected journalist and presenter. She has worked for the BBC, ABC, Time Life Books, Vogue magazine (UK and Australia), was the founding editor of Good Reading magazine and the Editorial Director of Booktopia. She is the author of ONLY: A Singular Memoir and her work has appeared in the anthologies Rebellious Daughters and My Mother, My Father: on losing a parent. She is a winner of the Hazel Rowley Fellowship and in 2018 was the inaugural Reader-in-Residence at the State Library of NSW.
Copies of books will be for sale at the event and the authors will be available for book-signings.
This event is a fundraiser for the SCWC. Please consider adding a donation to your ticket purchase.
TARA JUNE WINCH IN CONVERSATION
Wednesday July 10 2019, 6 - 7:30pm
Thirroul District Community Centre
Tara June Winch is a Wiradjuri author, born in Australia in 1983 and based in France. Her first novel Swallow the Air became a critically acclaimed debut. In 2008, Tara was mentored by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka as part of the prestigious Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative.
Her second book, the story collection After the Carnage was published in 2016. After the Carnage was longlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for fiction, shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Christina Stead prize for Fiction and the Queensland Literary Award for a collection.
Tara June Winch will read from, and discuss,
her new novel The Yield.
Introduced & in conversation
with Heroines Festival director Dr Sarah Nicholson.
With audience Q & A.
From the critically acclaimed author of Swallow the Air and After the Carnage comes a devastating tour-de-force The Yield. At once a brutal reckoning of colonisation and a historical fable, The Yield gently circles the horror of white Australia’s making. Published to coincide with the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages, Tara June Winch weaves a Wiradjuri dictionary through the narrative of The Yield.
Albert ‘Poppy’ Gondiwindi has died at Prosperous House, Massacre Plains. The house was once an aboriginal mission, and before that the land was inhabited by Gondiwindis for centuries. August ‘Augie’ Gondiwindi returns to Prosperous from Europe to mourn her Poppy, Albert. But all is not as it seems in Massacre Plains. A mining company has purchased the land and the remaining members of the Gondiwindi family are forced to evacuate. August soon discovers that the ghosts of Prosperous House shelter mysteries that must be resolved if the family is to have a future; Jedda, her sister who disappeared 15 years prior, Poppy’s missing dictionary that documents the stories of the Gondiwindi and their language that is integral to their family and this land, and The German missionary, Reverend Greenleaf, who established Prosperous House and whose diaries and letters unlock the secrets of the past.
Spanning 200 years of Wiradjuri history, The Yield is based on historical fact and centuries of cultural knowledge. Tara June Winch retraces a language that is nearly extinct through her exquisite novel. The result is also a masterful reference book to native title and sovereignty.