Join us as we celebrate the launch of The Legal Protection of Refugees with Disabilities, a ground-breaking book that focuses on the ‘forgotten refugees’ – people with disabilities who have crossed borders in search of protection from disaster or human conflict.
“Alice” has been read, enjoyed, and savored by generations of children and adults since first publication. It’s hallucinogenic, weird, imaginative and full of word play, mathematic puzzles, and political and social satire.
In Danger Music, Eddie takes us through the bombs and chaos of Kabul, into the lives of the Afghan children who are transported by Bach, Abba, Beethoven and their own exhilarating Afghan music. Alongside these epic experiences, Emma determines to take the final steps to secure her own peace; she becomes the man always there inside - Eddie.
In this intensive workshop, author and editor Jessica Friedmann shares practical tips and personal advice about life-writing, memoir, and what it means to tell your own story. Draw on your personal experiences to create a well-honed narrative; discuss the personal and political act of writing while female; and explore the practicalities of finessing, editing and pitching personal writing.
With 2017 the unofficial Year of the Nasty Woman, join us to discuss how expectations for women are changing, how we are challenging and rejecting gender roles, and learning to give up being so damn nice. Hear from three amazing creative women from different fields, about how they and their work have been politicised and criticised – but also applauded.
Over nearly 40 years as a journalist and foreign correspondent, Hugh Riminton has been shot at, blown up, threatened with deportation and thrown in jail. Join him to hear about his extraordinary life as he launches his memoir Minefields: A life in the news game.
The private papers of Australia’s second prime minister reveal a solitary, religious character who found distasteful much of the business of politics. In The Enigmatic Mr Deakin, acclaimed political scientist Judith Brett scrutinises both Deakin’s public and inner life.
Through portraits of fourteen historians, Tom Griffiths traces how a body of work is formed out of a life-long dialogue between past evidence and present experience. Join him to discuss the historian’s craft, how our understanding of the past is ever-evolving and what history reveals about us, in conversation with Chris Wallace.
We're very pleased to present winemaking team Charlie Svenson and son Ben from De Salis Wines for an exclusive Long Table bookshop dinner. Enjoy canapes and sparkling wine on arrival, followed by a four course dinner created by Head Chef Steven Sweeney, that showcases a selection of the extraordinary, minimal intervention cool climate wines from this much lauded winery.
From the small town in regional Australia where she was told that 'girls can't play the drums' to New York City and back again, Brodie Lancaster has spent her life searching screens, books, music and magazines for bodies like hers, girls who loved each other, and women who didn't follow the silent instructions to shrink or hide that they've received since literal birth. This is the story of life as a young woman through the lenses of feminism and pop culture.
Recently rediscovered and published in France, Françoise Frenkel's No Place to Lay One's Head has been lovingly translated by Australian Stephanie Smee. Join us as Smee discusses literary translation, life in France and her love of books, words and history.
What if there was a community of women, on similar, brave paths as you who shared their experience, wisdom and expertise in the hope of seeing you and others rise? Welcome Thrive Sistas. We are kicking off a new series of events with two passionate women who are both exceptional and ordinary, sharing their personal Turning Point stories. Join us for bubbles, nibbles, inspiration and music to stir your soul.
Kim Mahood has spent a lifetime exploring the fault lines between back and white relations in Australia - and contemplating them as a writer, artist, and performer. Join us for a special afternoon viewing some of Kim’s work and hearing her in conversation with ABC’s Louise Maher.
Join us at The Long Table with raconteur, memoirist and essayist Robert Dessaix for the release of his latest book, The Pleasures of Leisure. Take time out from the busy working day - over a beautiful two-course autumn-inspired Muse lunch - to explore how leisure can give us back our freedom. SOLD OUT