Festival Program


My Family & Other Animals

Sun 2 Sep, 2.30pm
Animal Church at 524 Flinders

Acclaimed writer and vegetarian Anna Goldsworthy lovingly tussles with her meat-eating father (and award-winning writer) Peter Goldsworthy; and Leah Kaminsky and her activist daughter Ella Loeffler share differing opinions, passions and beliefs surrounding our friends in the animal kingdom.

Update to previously advertised information: Peter Goldsworthy is no longer appearing in this event.

This session is $22/$19. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 20 July.


1 hour

Session code


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Provoked Animal Church



Session Artists

Anna Goldsworthy is an acclaimed Australian writer and pianist. Her literary publications include the memoirs Piano Lessons and Welcome to Your New Life, and the Quarterly Essay Unfinished Business. Goldsworthy records for the ABC Classics label. She is currently a lecturer in ensemble at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, and the Kenneth Moore Memorial Music Scholar at Janet Clarke Hall.

Leah Kaminsky is a physician and author. Her debut novel The Waiting Room won the Voss Literary Prize. Her second novel The Hollow Bones is forthcoming in 2019. She has written seven other books, including We're All Going to Die.

Ella Loeffler grew up surrounded by animals and books, and decided to study zoology and literature. She is currently completing her honours in zoology, and spends most of her time trying to work out what an eastern barred bandicoot eats. When she’s not looking at bandicoot poo, she can be found reading, sleeping, or out in the bush on fieldwork.

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