From what I read online and heard from friends who attended Women of Letters in Melbourne and elsewhere, these are shows that you need to buy tickets quickly for, to avoid missing out. Tonight, as the Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire curated event took place at the Spiegeltent, I couldn’t seem to get someone to take my plus one, leading me to believe that somewhere in Melbourne, a spurned WoL lover was choking on his or her latte.
Bullying is such a massive issue, and always has been. Many people are essentially shaped by the bullying that they were subject to when they were children.
Memoirs are fascinating, but unless you have an extremely eventful life, it's pretty hard to write one and be even just relatively truthful. Writer Catherine Deveny, who is in the midst of writing her own memoir, facilitated a talk about the difficulties and processes involved in writing them, featuring recent memoirists and long time writers Marieke Hardy and Benjamin Law.