Festival Program


Powerful Landmarks

Sun 1 Sep, 4pm
Queen Victoria Women’s Centre, Victoria Room

Enza Gandolfo’s The Bridge and Kristina Olsson’s Shell both centre around the construction of Australia’s most iconic structures, using them as catalysts to examine how we reckon with difficult pasts and uncertain futures. They discuss with Veronica Sullivan.

A creative collaboration with the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre


1 hour

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Session Artists

Enza Gandolfo is a Melbourne writer and the author of two novels, The Bridge (shortlisted for the Stella Prize 2019) and Swimming (shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Prize 2009). Enza has worked as a teacher, youth worker and academic and is an Honorary Professor in Creative Writing at Victoria University.

Kristina Olsson is a journalist and the award-winning author of the novels ShellIn One Skin, and The China Garden, and two works of nonfiction, Boy, Lost: A Family Memoir and Kilroy was Here. She lives in Brisbane, Australia.

Veronica Sullivan is the programming manager at The Wheeler Centre. She co-hosts Sisteria, a podcast about women’s experiences as creators and consumers of arts and culture, and is the chair of the Custodial Committee of the Kat Muscat Fellowship.

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