KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jessica North - First Fleet Convict to First Lady
Jessica is Director of the Habitat Stepping Stones program at Macquarie University and founding Director of the online Senior Services Guide. She has also written articles, lifestyle books and business guides, and co-wrote a chapter for the United Nations book Tomorrow Today.
Using beautiful images, Jessica will describe her 10 years of research to uncover the true story of Esther Abrahams, a first fleet convict girl who became First Lady of New South Wales. Esther was also influential in the early Jewish community and was the first woman in Australia to manage a large agricultural estate.
2020 ABBIE CLANCY AWARD WINNER AND PRESENTATION
Judge Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby AM FAH will present the Abbie Clancy Award to the Winner and the Award Winner’s Response.
WORKSHOP: Felicity Pulman - Who’s Telling this Story?
What if Jane Austen had written Pride and Prejudice from Mr Darcy’s point of view?
What if To Kill a Mockingbird was written as a legal whodunnit starring Atticus Finch?
In this workshop Felicity Pullman will look at building characters, point of view and voice to help you decide the most effective way of telling your story.
Literary Luncheon: Cancellations must be received no later than 10 am on the Monday prior to the event. Cancellation after this deadline will require payment in full.
Workshop Pre-Payment: If you are unable to attend on the day, a credit will be held for future use.
Other Events: Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the event. Cancellations after this deadline will require payment in full.