Melbourne Writers Festival starts this week!

21

Aug

Melbourne Writers Festival starts this week!

We can’t believe how many Speaking Out faces are in the line up for the 2017 Melbourne Writers Festival!

Keep an eye out for:

  • YassminAbdel-Magied
  • Abdi Aden
  • David Astle
  • Clare Bowditch
  • Dr Susan Carland
  • Sean Dooley
  • Clementine Ford
  • Judy Horacek
  • Anna Krien
  • Benjamin Law
  • Celeste Liddle
  • George Megalogenis
  • Sian Prior
  • Alice Pung
  • Jamila Rizvi
  • Sami Shah
  • Tracey Spicer
  • Sally Warhaft

Check out the full program here.

Profiles:

  • Abdi Aden

    Abdi Aden grew up in Mogadishu until the outbreak of Somalia’s devastating civil war separated him from his family

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  • Alice Pung

    Alice Pung is an award-winning author, journalist, lawyer and educator from Melbourne. Her non-fiction books Unpolished Gem, Her Father’s

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  • Anna Krien

    Anna Krien is the author of Night Games: Sex, Power and Sport, Into the Woods: The Battle for Tasmania’s Forests

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  • Benjamin Law

    Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. Most recently, Ben edited the collection of stories

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  • Celeste Liddle

    Celeste Liddle is an Arrernte woman, an opinion writer, a trade unionist and public speaker. Celeste started her blog

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  • Clare Bowditch

    Clare Bowditch is a best-selling ARIA Award winning musician (Best Female), Logie Nominated actor (for TV Show Offspring), Best-Selling

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  • Clementine Ford

    Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer, speaker and feminist thinker. She is the author of two books, Fight

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  • David Astle

    Renowned as the “Sergeant Pepper of cryptic crosswords,” David Astle is the Dictionary Guy on SBS’ Letters and Numbers,

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  • Dr Susan Carland

    Dr Susan Carland is an academic, author, and social commentator. She has a PhD from Monash University’s School of

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  • George Megalogenis

    George Megalogenis is one of Australia’s leading political and economic thinkers. He is an author and journalist with three

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  • Jamila Rizvi

    Jamila Rizvi is an author, presenter and political commentator. She is Editor-at-Large for the Nine Network’s Future Women platform and hosts

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  • Judy Horacek

    Judy Horacek is an award winning Australian cartoonist, children’s book illustrator and writer, known for her wonderful sense of

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  • Sally Warhaft

    Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer and the host of the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series,

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  • Sami Shah

    Sami Shah is a multi-award winning writer, comedian and the co-host of Breakfast on ABC Radio Melbourne.  He’s been profiled

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  • Sean Dooley

    Sean Dooley has written for TV comedies like Full Frontal, Hamish and Andy and Spicks and Specks, is author

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  • Sian Prior

    Sian Prior is probably best known as an ABC radio presenter, a columnist and critic for The Age, and

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  • Tracey Spicer

    Tracey Spicer AM is a multiple Walkley Award winning author, journalist and broadcaster who has anchored national programs for

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