2022 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship Panel & Announcement

Writers Victoria

Event Date: 
2 March 2022
Author / Presenters: 
Jeff Sparrow, Eleanor Hogan, and Yves Rees

The event will feature a panel, Writing Yourself Into the Story, discussing the dilemmas of writers including themselves and their journey of research in their biographies. The panel will be led by Fellowship judge Jeff Sparrow, along with Eleanor Hogan, who won the 2019 Fellowship, and Yves Rees, who is a writer, historian and podcaster.
This is a free event; however, RSVP is required to ensure we meet density limits.
 
To RSVP, send an email to caitlin@writersvictoria.org.au.
 
 
Jeff Sparrow is a writer, editor, broadcaster and Walkley-award-winning journalist. He lectures in the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. His book No Way But This: In search of Paul Robeson (Scribe, 2017) traces Robeson's troubled life and stellar career. Jeff blends travelogue and biography as he visits the places Robeson lived, exploring race in America, freedom in Moscow and the legacies of communism and fascism in Europe.
Eleanor Hogan is a literary non-fiction writer who draws on her experience of living and working in Central Australia. She won the 2019 Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship for her work Into the Loneliness: The unholy alliance of Ernestine Hill and Daisy Bates, published in 2021 (NewSouth Books). Like her subjects, Eleanor also travelled great distances - in her case, in a campervan - and in the book she reflects on the lives, work and hardships of these indefatigable women.
Yves Rees is a writer, historian and podcaster. They lecture in history at La Trobe University and co-host the 'Archive Fever' podcast. In 2021 they published All About Yves: Notes from a transition (Allen & Unwin). Yves is currently working on a book, to be called 'Travelling to Tomorrow: Australian women and the American century', about Australian women who lived and worked in the United States in the early 1900s.