Clare Wright and Moonee Valley Libraries
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Clare Wright and Moonee Valley Libraries

Clare Wright’s new book describes the role campaigners like Vida Goldstein, Nellie Martel, Dora Montefiore, Muriel Matters and artist Dora Meeson Coates played in gaining suffrage for Australian women. Clare will discuss her work in conversation with Jennie from Sam Merrifield Library.

Free, bookings necessary. Book your spot HERE.

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Herstory: Sydney Writers Festival Student Session
May
1
10:00 AM10:00

Herstory: Sydney Writers Festival Student Session

Breaking open Australia’s foundation myths, Clare Wright’s research offers a timely corrective to exclusively male-told accounts of key historical moments. Author of the Stella Prize-winning The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka and You Daughters of Freedom, Clare has worked as an academic, political speechwriter, historical consultant, and radio and television broadcaster. In conversation with historian Anna Clark, Clare shares her passion for uncovering stories within historical silence, gives a fresh perspective on primary sources and explains how she goes about filling the gaps in the national narrative.

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"Suffragettes, Referenda and Sausages: The History of Democracy in Australia" at Sydney Writers Festival
May
2
4:30 PM16:30

"Suffragettes, Referenda and Sausages: The History of Democracy in Australia" at Sydney Writers Festival

The ABC’s Annabel Crabb talks with celebrated historian Judith Brett and Stella Prize–winning author and historian Clare Wright about Australia’s democratic history and how compulsory voting affects our politics. They touch on our trailblazing history of suffrage and voting rights for white women, and the shameful delay in attendant rights for Indigenous people. Clare’s You Daughters of Freedom relates the largely untold struggles and victories of Australian suffragettes, while Judith’s From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage portrays the character of our democracy.

Events in Bay 17 at Carriageworks are closed-captioned. 

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Neighbourhood Book Club: 'You Daughters of Freedom' with Clare Wright
Apr
3
6:30 PM18:30

Neighbourhood Book Club: 'You Daughters of Freedom' with Clare Wright

Clare Wright hosts the April 3rd meeting of the Neighbourhood Book Club to discuss You Daughters of Freedom.

For local readers and writers, the Neighbourhood Book Club is a book club with a difference - each meeting will be hosted by a local author!

Come along for hearty conversation, good company and cheese and wine.

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NLA Author Talk with Clare Wright
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

NLA Author Talk with Clare Wright

In conversation with Genevieve Jacobs, Wright will tell the story of that victory—and of Australia’s role in the subsequent international struggle through the eyes of five remarkable players: the redoubtable Vida Goldstein; the flamboyant Nellie Martel; the indomitable Dora Montefiore; the daring Muriel Matters, and the artist Dora Meeson Coates, who painted the controversial Australian banner carried in the British feminist activist marches of 1908 and 1911.

In association with Text Publishing Co. 

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Adelaide Festival- The Zeitgeist Series
Mar
6
6:30 PM18:30

Adelaide Festival- The Zeitgeist Series

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With the ubiquity of sexual harassment and gendered assault gaining a new prominence in the #MeToo era, women dared to hope that a new age was dawning. That perpetrators might be held accountable for the crimes they commit, the pain they cause and the careers or lives they destroy. But has anything really changed?

As a part of the Adelaide Festival’s Zeitgeist Series: Rage, Rape and Revolution, Clare Wright joins feminist thinkers Sohaila Abdulali, Soraya Chemaly, and Lucia Osborne-Crowley to discuss the resilience of patriarchy and the fiery debates within feminism on how best to bring it down.

Chair: Sisonke Msimang

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The Nib Presents - Clare Wright in conversation with Suzanne Leal
Feb
19
6:30 PM18:30

The Nib Presents - Clare Wright in conversation with Suzanne Leal

Join 2014 Nib and Stella Prize winner Clare Wright in conversation with Suzanne Leal— author of novels The Teacher’s Secret and Border Street, a lawyer experienced in child protection, criminal law and refugee law, and senior judge for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and a former judge of ‘The Nib’ Award— on Wright’s epic new history tells the story of that victory—and of Australia’s role in the subsequent international struggle through the eyes of five remarkable players.

Free. Refreshments served.

Bookings essential, save your spot HERE.

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