Festival Program

Highlight Event

Jane Caro: Accidental Feminists

Sun 1 Sep, 7pm
The Capitol

‘Women over 55 are of the generation that changed everything. We didn’t expect to. Or intend to.’ Writer and prominent feminist Jane Caro‘s book explores the trailblazing feminists of her generation – those whose lived experience and determination paved the way for future women. She celebrates wild political victories of the past and pays tribute to the women who made them happen with Denise Scott.

Supported by The Melbourne Gin Company


1 hour

Available on Pass


Session Artists

Jane Caro is a Walkley Award-winning columnist, author, broadcaster, documentary maker, feminist and social commentator. She has published twelve books, including three novels: Just a GirlJust a Queen, and Just Flesh & Blood; and a memoir, Plain Speaking Jane. Her latest book is Accidental Feminists.

In addition to her regular TV appearances (Dancing With The Stars, Studio 10, HYBPA?) and critically acclaimed live shows, Scotty is also the author of two memoirs - All That Happened At Number 26 and The Tour.

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