THE SOCIETY OF WOMEN WRITERS NSW Inc.
WEDNESDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2021
I .00 PM–2.15 PM
ZOOM FOR TWO WONDERFUL SPEAKERS
MEMEBER SPEAKER – COLLEEN KEATING
Looking for Olive – the radical and idealistic life of Olive Muriel Pink
by Colleen Keating
Colleen, author of five poetry books with Ginninderra Press and 5 poetry chap books with Picaro Poets will talk about the inspiration, development and publication of her latest book, A Poetic Journey with an Australian women Olive Muriel Pink . Colleen first became curious after visiting the Olive Pink Botanical Garden in Alice Springs on a holiday and unable to find local information about Olive. Back home she became immersed in the passions and struggles of Olive Pink’s story, a pioneer Australian woman of the first half of the 20th century.(1884-1975). Here was a justice warrior, an advocate for the rights of the Indigenous people, a trained anthropologist, artist, gardener, botanist and curator. And one whose song needs to be sang.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER – JULIE JANSON
A woman writer’s journey – the restorative justice of writing Australian Indigenous themes
by Julie Janson
Keynote speaker – Julie Janson: A woman writer’s journey – the restorative justice of writing Australian Indigenous themes
Julie is a Burruberongal woman of Darug nation, Hawkesbury River NSW. She grew up with an Aboriginal father and mother of English descent in Boronia Park, Sydney.
She is a teacher, artist, novelist, playwright and poet, and a recipient of the Oodgeroo Noonuccal Poetry Prize and the Judith Wright Poetry Prize.
Julie’s published novels are The Crocodile Hotel (Cyclops Press 2015), The Light Horse Ghost (Nibago 2018) and Benevolence (Magabala 2020). This latest novel will be published by Harper Collins in USA and UK 2021.
In a career as a playwright, Julie’s plays have been produced in Australia, Indonesia and USA:
* Two plays-Black Mary and Gunjies (Aboriginal Studies Press 1996)
* Gunjies, nominated for an AWGIE
* The Crocodile Hotel, nominated for Patrick White Award and Griffin Award
* Black Mary produced by Company B Belvoir St Theatre 1997
* The Eyes of Marege, Sydney Opera House Studio, Adelaide Festival Centre 2007 and Makassar, Sulawesi
Julie was fortunate to present at the Adelaide Writers Festival 2021, Bendigo Writers Festival 2021 and Byron Bay Writers Festival.
She has also experienced Asialink Literature Residencies Indonesia 2000, 2003; Varuna residency; Tyrone Guthrie Writing Residency, Ireland 2006; Australia Council BR Whiting Residency Rome 2013; Listowel Ireland Writers Festival and Belfast Book Week 2016.
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