Tearing up the stage is five outrageously funny, smart and talented women to mark the Festival’s closing event - Girls' Night In! Bringing their unique brand of humour and whip-smart observations on the whimsy of life – and the meagre role played by men of all ages – these dames will have you in stitches as they chew the fat and share their love of literature, fine art, music and aged cognac. Kick off your heels (boys too), laugh with gusto and celebrate the end of the 2018 Canberra Writers Festival!
A must attend event. Acclaimed and sometimes controversial Scottish author and playwright Irvine Welsh in conversation with the ABC’s Richard Fidler. Best known as the writer of the Trainspotting series, Welsh will chat about Dead Men’s Trousers, the fifth novel in the series that has made Welsh a household name in the literary world. Hear from the man who swears he had a criminal record at eight years old.
Before she was a trauma cleaner, Sandra Pankhust was many things: husband and father, drag queen, gender reassignment patient, sex worker, small businesswoman and a trophy wife. This award winning, internationally acclaimed book is the result of four years of research by Krasnostein into the remarkable life of Sandra Pankhurst. This is a compelling story that is extraordinarily written about both the dead and the living. Sarah is in conversation with the Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Angus Trumble.
Kathy Lette, Annabel Crabb, Nikki Gemmell, Bridie Jabour and moderated by Jean Kittson
Sarah Krasnostein In Conversation with Angus Trumble
Irvine Welsh In Conversation with Richard Fidler