Festival Program

Conversations

Therapy Couch: Claire G Coleman

Sun 2 Sep, 11.30am
ACMI Cinema 1

Therapy Couch gives authors mid-way through a new work a break to discuss their creative process. This session invites Claire G Coleman, writer of the Stella Prize–shortlisted Terra Nullius to chat with her ‘creative therapist’ and writer Tony Birch.

This session is $22/$19.

In the Therapy Couch series, beloved authors talk about their work-in-progress with a 'literary therapist'.

Duration

1 hour

Session code

2912

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Inspired Therapy Couch

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Session Artists

Tony Birch is the author of Shadowboxing, Father’s Day, Blood, The Promise, Ghost River and Common People. His new novel, The White Girl, will be released in 2019. He has been awarded major literary prizes in Australia, including the Victorian Premier’s Literary Prize, the Melbourne Literature Prize and the Patrick White Literary Award for 2017. Birch is also a professorial research fellow, publishing on climate change, climate justice and Indigenous ecological knowledge.

Claire G Coleman is a Wirlomin Noongar woman whose ancestral country is in the South Coast of Western Australia. Her debut novel Terra Nullius, written while travelling in a caravan, won a Black&Write! Fellowship and has been Shortlisted for the Stella Prize and an Aurealis Award.

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