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Afternoon Tea & Talk

State Library Victoria

Event Date: 24 February 2021
Author / Presenters: Astrid Edwards, Sarah Firth and Andy Jackson

Tune in as Astrid chats to two contributors of the newly published Growing up disabled in Australia.

Sarah Firth and Andy Jackson are both contributors to the fifth book in the highly-acclaimed bestselling Growing Up series. The book, edited by Carly Findlay, includes interviews with prominent Australians, poetry and graphic art, as well as more than 40 original pieces by writers with a disability or chronic illness.

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More about Astrid Edwards

Astrid Edwards is an interviewer, podcaster and teacher, as well as a devoted bibliophile.

Astrid is the host of Anonymous was a woman and The Garret: writers on writing, and she has interviewed more than 100 of the best writers in Australia, including Tara June Winch, Michelle de Kretser, Melissa Lucashenko, Leigh Sales, David Malouf, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Benjamin Law, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Tony Birch and Kate Grenville.

When she is not reading or talking to writers, Astrid coordinates the Associate Degree of Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT University. She also serves as the Deputy Chair of Melbourne Writers Festival, is a Member of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council advising the Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers, and is a National Advocate for MS Australia.

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