For Thinking Women and Men
Time & Location
About the Event
ELTHAMbookshop, New South Publishing, Affirm, University of Queensland Press & Jock and Eddie Café
are delighted to invite you to meet
Julienne van Loon, Sonia Orchard, Lee Kofman and Nicola Redhouse
discussing this creature called Woman
One of the age-old questions of philosophy is what does it mean to live a good life?
Inher exttraordinary book The Thinking Woman, Julienne discusses ‘love’ with author and cultural critic, Laura Kipnis; ‘play’ with award-winning novelist and essayist, Siri Hustvedt; ‘work’ with author and socialist feminist activist, Nancy Holmstrom; ‘fear’ with philosopher, literary critic and author, Julia Kristeva; ‘wonder’ with feminist cultural historian Marina Warner; and ‘friendship’ with pre-eminent feminist philosopher, Rosi Braidotti.
Sonia Orchard’s new novel Into the Fire is an acute narrative of friendship, gender politics, guilt power and womanhood
In Imperfect , an illuminating, confronting and deeply personal cultural critique , Dr Lee Kofman challenges us all to consider how the way we look shapes the people we become and how we experience the world. The book is based on extensive research and deeply felt personal experience.
Unlike The Heart by Nicola Redhouse is an intelligent memoir of a first time mother and a reckoning of an interior life of thought and feeling lucidly rendered.
Julienne van Loon holds a Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship with the writing and publishing program at RMIT University. Julienne’s honours include the Australian/Vogel’s Award and an appointment as Honorary Fellow in Writing with the University of Iowa.
Sonia Orchard is the author of Into the Fire, Something More Wonderful and The Virtuoso, which won the Indie Award for Best Debut Fiction of 2009
Lee Kofman is the critically acclaimed author of four books, and the co-editor of Rebellious Daughters, an anthology of personal essays by prominent Australian authors. She teaches creative writing and is a mentor based in Melbourne.
Nicola Redhouse is a book editor who has been published in several literary anthologies including Rebellious Daughters , Meanjin and Best Australian stories.
Date: Tuesday 7th of May
Time: 6.30pm until 8.00pm
Venue: Jock and Eddie Café, Commercial Place, Eltham
Entry: $ 45.00, includes a copy of any of the books or a $30.00 gift voucher a glass of wine, finger food and a scintillating conversation
Prepaid bookings are essential;9439 8700 or visit Eltham Bookshoop, 970 Main Road, Eltham