Festival Program

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Motherhood in the Time of Climate Crisis

Sat 11 Sep, 4pm
The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space

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

Acclaimed authors Briohny Doyle (Echolalia) and Delia Falconer (Signs and Wonders) have each penned singular books bound by an exploration of what it means to be a woman, mother, and artist in an era of ecological crisis. See them in conversation with Else Fitzgerald about their evocative works that cast light on tough moral questions, spanning family, climate change, and how the legacies of colonialism and patriarchy are passed down through the generations.

In partnership with 3RRR 102.7FM


1 hour


Event artists

Briohny Doyle is the author of Echolalia, Adult Fantasy and The Island Will Sink. She is a lecturer in creative writing and literature at Deakin University.

Delia Falconer is the author of two novels, The Service of Clouds and The Lost Thoughts of Soldiers, and Sydney, a personal history of her hometown, which have been shortlisted for international and national awards, including the Miles Franklin. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney.

Else Fitzgerald's writing has appeared in various publications including the Australian Book Review, the Guardian, and Award Winning Australian Writing. Her debut collection of speculative fiction exploring possible futures won the 2019 Richell Prize for Emerging Writers and is forthcoming from Allen & Unwin in 2022.

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