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Afternoon Tea & Talk


10 March 2021, 3:00pm
24 March 2021, 3:00pm
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You’ve listened to The Garret podcast, now tune in to our fortnightly afternoon tea and talk series with Garret host Astrid Edwards, featuring writers and authors discussing their craft. 

Wednesday 10 March: International Women's Day with Kylie Maslen

Tune in as Astrid chats to writer and critic Kylie Maslen. Her debut essay collection Show me where it hurts: living with invisible illness is shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, and was named among the best books of 2020 by Guardian Australia and The Saturday Paper.

Her work has appeared in the The Guardian, Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, Adelaide Review, Crikey and Junkee. In 2018 she was the recipient of the Kill Your Darlings New Critics Award, and her essay ‘I’m Trying to Tell You I’m Not Okay’ was longlisted for the Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction. She lives in Adelaide on Kaurna Country.

Join the conversation before and during the event by using #AfternoonTeaAndTalk on Slido

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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