Festival Program


When We Talk About Motherhood

Sat 31 Aug, 4pm
SLV, Village Roadshow Theatrette

Four women share raw revelations about their experiences white-knuckling through the emotional landscape of parenting. Hosted by journalist and activist Clementine Ford, this diamond MWF19 event investigates motherhood through a lens of disaster and survival. With Joanne Ramos, Nicola Redhouse and Alice Robinson.


1 hour

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Session Artists

Clementine Ford is a Melbourne based writer, feminist and author of the best-selling books Fight Like A Girl (2016) and Boys Will Be Boys (2018).

Joanne Ramos was born in the Philippines and moved to Wisconsin when she was six. She is a graduate of Princeton University. After working in investment banking and private-equity, she wrote on staff for The Economist. She serves on the board of The Moth and lives in New York City.

Nicola Redhouse is the author of Unlike the Heart: A Memoir of Brain and Mind, and numerous short stories and essays in literary journals including Meanjin, Island and Kill Your Darlings, and anthologies including Best Australian Stories and Rebellious Daughters. Her writing focuses on the mind, neuroscience and psychoanalysis.

Alice Robinson earned a Bachelor of Creative Arts from The University of Melbourne and a PhD in Creative Writing from Victoria University. Alice’s debut novel, Anchor Point (Affirm Press, 2015), was longlisted for The Stella Prize and the Indie Book Awards (debut fiction) in 2016. The Glad Shout (Affirm Press, 2019) is her second novel.

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