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Local Libraries: Sarah Dingle

Sat 4 Sep, 10.30am
Wheelers Hill Library

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

Walkley Award–winning ABC reporter Sarah Dingle discusses turning her journalistic skills on to herself in Brave New Humans, where she investigates her own existence to understand who she is. In her real-life whodunnit and investigative exposé, Dingle charts her ten-year journey to discover her biological origins which reveals disturbing truths about the fertility industry. Join Dingle as she explores our fundamental human need to know who we are and where we come from. With Fi Wright.


1 hour

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Sarah Dingle is a dual Walkley-winning ABC investigative reporter and presenter. Her work has also won the Walkley Foundation’s Our Watch Award, UN’s Media Peace prizes, and Amnesty Media prizes. In 2019, she addressed the UN on children's rights in donor conception. Brave New Humans is her first book.

Fi Wright is an educator and broadcaster from Melbourne. She is the fortnightly book reviewer on The Breakfasters on 3RRRFM. She routinely produces content across the 3RRR grid, and is the former Access Programming Coordinator of SYN Media.

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