WillyLitFest: Thirty Years of Victorian Writing

Thirty Years of Writing, Lili Wilkinson, Lee Kofman, Terry Jaensch, Katherine Brabon
16 June 2019 - 10:00 to 11:00 AM
Lili Wilkinson, Terry Jaensch, Katherine Brabon, Lee Kofman
Writers Victoria turns 30 in 2019. To mark this milestone, we’re delighted to present this panel to celebrate Victorian writing. Join us to hear Terry Jaensch, Lili Wilkinson, Katherine Brabon and Lee Kofman share readings of their work and discuss what it means to be a writer in Victoria today.

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Katherine Brabon is a writer from Melbourne. Her debut novel The Memory Artist won the 2016 Vogel Literary Award. Her work explores the relationship between history, memory and contemporary culture in different places around the world. Her first novel is set in Russia and she is working on her second, set in Japan. Katherine is also a regular contributor to Lindsay magazine.

Lee Kofman is the author of five books, including memoirs Imperfect: How bodies shape the people we become (2019, Affirm Press) and The Dangerous Bride (2014, Melbourne University Press), editor of Split (2019) and co-editor of Rebellious Daughters (2016), two anthologies of personal essays by prominent Australian authors (via Ventura Press). Her short works have been widely published in Australia and overseas. Her blog was a finalist for Best Australian Blogs 2014.

Lili Wilkinson is the author of twelve books, including Green ValentinePink and The Boundless Sublime. 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 Melbourne, and now spends most of her time reading and writing books for teenagers. Her latest novel is After The Lights Go Out.

Terry Jaensch is an Australian poet, director and monologist. His first book of poetry, Buoy, was shortlisted for the Fellowship of Australian Writers’ Anne Elder Award. He has worked as a Writer-in-Community, Poetry Editor of Cordite, Artist-in-Residence, dramaturge, Director of the 2005 Emerging Writers’ Festival, poetry teacher and more. His latest volume of poetry is Shark.

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