Tall Tales and True

Bendigo Writers Festival

Event Date: 
14 May 2022
Author / Presenters: 
Jon Faine, host Emma Robertson

Broadcaster Jon Faine shared many a story during his time on ABC morning radio, his intelligent curiosity making him trusted and popular. What listeners may not have known is that, 40 years ago as a young lawyer he came across a story that has enthralled him, and which had a lasting effect on his own way of seeing the world.

He talks to Emma Robertson about Apollo and Thelma - a legendary circus star and his gritty sister, whose death was the catalyst for the unravelling of astonishing stories about everything from politics to literature. Some tales have to wait for the right time to be told.

Some sessions in the Bendigo Bank Theatre will also stream live online: details announced soon!

Tickets $20 full / $16 concession or multi-buy.


Saturday, 14 May 2022, 5:00 pm–5:45 pm

Bendigo Bank Theatre, 50 View Street Bendigo, VIC, 3550 Australia