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Jacqueline Kent - In Conversation with Andrea Goldsmith

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2020-10-14 18:30:00 2020-10-14 19:30:00 Australia/Melbourne Jacqueline Kent - In Conversation with Andrea Goldsmith Online

Wednesday, October 14
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Add to Calendar 2020-10-14 18:30:00 2020-10-14 19:30:00 Australia/Melbourne Jacqueline Kent - In Conversation with Andrea Goldsmith Join us this History Month for an online In Conversation, between award-winning biographer Jacqueline Kent and acclaimed novelist Andrea Goldsmith, about Jacqueline's book VIDA: A Woman for Our Time. Online

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Join us this History Month for an online In Conversation, between award-winning biographer Jacqueline Kent and acclaimed novelist Andrea Goldsmith, about Jacqueline's book VIDA: A Woman for Our Time.

Join us this History Month, for an online In Conversation between award-winning biographer Jacqueline Kent, and acclaimed novelist Andrea Goldsmith.

Jacqueline will be discussing her new book VIDA: A Woman for Our Time.

Vida Goldstein fought for more equitable distribution of wealth, was an advocate for women's rights, a campaigner for peace, and a trailblazer who provided leadership and inspiration to innumerable people.

Blazing her trail at the dawn of the twentieth century, Vida Goldstein remains Australia’s most celebrated crusader for the rights of women. Her life – as a campaigner for the suffrage in Australia, Britain and America, an advocate for peace, a fighter for social equality and a shrewd political commentator – marks her as one of Australia’s foremost women of courage and principle.

Vida first came to national prominence as the first woman in the Western world to stand for a national Parliament, in Victoria, for the Senate, in 1903. As a fighter for equal rights for women, and as a champion of social justice, she quickly established a pattern of working quietly against men’s control of Australian society. Her work for the peace movement and against conscription during the heightened emotions of the First World War showed her determination to defy governments in the name of fairness and equity.

Vida came to adulthood when Australia was in the process of inventing itself as a new nation, one in which women might have opportunities equal to those of men. Her work for her own sex, especially her battles for equality in politics, illuminated issues that persist to this day.

Jacqueline Kent has written acclaimed biographies of Julia Gillard, pianist and social activist Hephzibah Menuhin, and pioneer book editor Beatrice Davis.

Registrations required. For ages 17+. Email contact will be made prior to event start with event details.

If you have accessibility questions or requirements, please contact us at yarralibraries@yarracity.vic.gov.au or on 1300 695 427.

Jacqueline Kent was born in Sydney and grew up there and in Adelaide. Originally trained as a journalist and broadcaster, she has also been a book editor and a reviewer for numerous publications, and has a Doctorate of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney. As well as biography and general social history, she has written fiction for young adults. A Certain Style: Beatrice Davis, A Literary Life won the 2002 National Biography Award and the Nita B. Kibble Award. An Exacting Heart: The Story of Hephzibah Menuhin won the 2009 Nita B. Kibble Award. She lives in Sydney.

Melbourne-based writer Andrea Goldsmith has published eight novels, most recently Invented Lives. Her work has been short-listed for the Miles Franklin Award, and The Memory Trap was awarded the 2015 Melbourne Prize for Literature.

 

 

AGE GROUP: | Youth | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Event |

TAGS: | women | history | feminism | australia |

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