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Autobiographical Art


Event Date: 3 August 2022
Author / Presenters: Justin Heazlewood, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Sian Prior

Join hosts Satellite Foundation at Brunswick Town Hall for a night of artsy chats and insight into a writer's process.

The Autobiographical Art Panel, featuring Maxine Beneba Clarke, Justin Heazlewood, and Sian Prior, will discuss the process of writing a memoir, the many ways we can put ourselves into our art and the way our lived experience and creativity collide.

About the Authors:

Maxine Beneba Clarke is the ABIA and Indie award winning author of over nine books for adults and children, including the critically acclaimed short fiction collection Foreign Soil, the bestselling memoir The Hate Race, the Victorian Premier’s Award winning poetry collection Carrying the World, and the Boston Globe/Horn Prize winning picture book The Patchwork Bike, illustrated by Van T. Rudd.

She is the editor of Best Australian Stories 2017, and Growing Up African in Australia. Her forthcoming poetry collection is How Decent Folk Behave (Hachette, October).

Justin Heazlewood a.k.a. The Bedroom Philosopher is the author of Funemployed: Life as an Artist in Australia (2014) and Get Up Mum (2018). He has just released Funemployed LP as The Bedroom Philosopher, and a podcast of the book on ABC RN.

Sian Prior is a Melbourne-based writer, broadcaster, musician and creative-writing teacher. She has been an ABC radio host and a regular columnist for the Age/Sydney Morning Herald. Her first book, Shy: a memoir was published in 2014 and Childless: A Story of Freedom and Longing, was published earlier this year.

This event is hosted by Satellite Foundation, a Melbourne-based NGO supporting the connection and creativity of children and young people with family members with mental health challenges.

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