The Anchoress created a historical world tiny in scope, but intense and sensuous, touching on issues of faith, shame, grief and expectation. How does a writer get to a place of achieving this? This Question Time event will shed some light on the art and craft and life of The Anchoress’ creator Robyn Cadwallader, with Irma Gold leading the interrogation to dig deep and maybe find out a secret or two.
Tickets: $15 (includes a complimentary glass of Canberra region wine or a soft drink on arrival)
Robyn Cadwallader has published short stories, reviews, a non-fiction book about medieval virginity and female agency, a poetry collection, i painted unafraid, and an edited collection on asylum seeker policy, We Are Better Than This. Her novel, The Anchoress won a Canberra Critics Award, the People’s Choice Award in the ACT Book of the Year Award 2016, was shortlisted for Indie Book Awards and Adelaide Festival Literary Awards 2015, and longlisted for ABIA Awards 2015.
Irma Gold is an award-winning writer and editor. Her short fiction has been widely published, and her collection, Two Steps Forward, was shortlisted for or won a number of awards. Irma is also the author of three children’s picture books, with a fourth on the way. She is currently working on a novel which recently garnered the NSW Writers’ Centre Varuna Fellowship. Irma is Editor at Inkerman & Blunt, Convener of Editing at the University of Canberra, and Ambassador for the ACT Chief Minister’s Reading Challenge.