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Untitled: Sneaky Little Revolutions

Stonnington Libraries

Event Date: 18 November 2022
Author / Presenters: Nadia Wheatley and Claire Halliday

‘I know it’s a daring suggestion, but I’ll make it anyway.’

In 1964, Charmian Clift returned to Sydney, with husband George Johnston, after years in the cosmopolitan community of Hydra (Greece) - and discovered that her progressive opinions were rare in 1960s Australia. In these ‘sneaky little revolutions’, as Clift once called her essays, she supported rights for women and migrants, social justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, opposed conscription to Vietnam, fought censorship — a writerahead of her times who set a new benchmark in Australian literature.

Editor and biographer Nadia Wheatley discusses the life, myth and work of Charmian Clift with host Claire Halliday.

Bookings are required.

This event will be presented via Zoom.

Presented as part of the 2022 Stonnington Literary Festival, [untitled]: our writers, readers and stories.

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