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Open Meeting

Ivanhoe Reading Circle

Event Date: 7 May 2024 07:00 PM to 7 May 2024 08:00 PM
Author / Presenters: Michelle Scott Tucker
Event Venue: Ivanhoe Library

 Annual Speaker: Michelle Scott Tucker will discuss her novel  Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World 

Michelle Scott Tucker is the author of Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World – a biography of the woman who established the Australian wool industry (Text Publishing 2018).

Michelle is renowned as an entertaining and informative speaker. She will talk to us about who Elizabeth was, what she did and why she should be far more well known as an important Australian historical figure.

Elizabeth Macarthur was shortlisted for the 2019 NSW State Library Ashurst Business Literature Prize and the 2019 CHASS Australia Book Prize. This year Michelle was awarded a position as a 2024 Visiting Scholar at the State Library of NSW. Always the bridesmaid, she is also the only author to have been shortlisted for the Hazel Rowley Literary Fellowship three times (2024, 2021 and 2012).

Michelle is a professional writer and senior consultant, having had a successful career in government, business and the arts – including a stint as Executive Director of the Stella Prize, Australia’s pre-eminent literary prize for women writers. She has previously served as Vice Chair of the Writers Victoria board as well as on the board of the Mountain Writers Festival.

Michelle is also the co-writer, with Torres Strait Islander actor and film producer Aaron Fa’Aoso, of Aaron’s memoir So Far, So Good (Pantera Publishing 2022). Passionate about Australian writing, history and storytelling, Michelle is currently under contract to write two more books, including a new biography of another fascinating Australian woman, Louisa Lawson.

Website: www.michellescotttucker.com

Twitter: @MST_Writes

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michelle.scotttucker

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/michelle-scott-tucker

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