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Writing Culture: Marie Munkara & Robyn Davidson

Saturday, 21 July 2018
1.45pm

Brian Grogan Theatre
La Trobe University
471 Benetook Avenue
Mildura VIC
3500

$15.00 per session
$75.00 day package (includes lunch)
Students FREE

Disabled Access:Yes



Writing Culture: Marie Munkara & Robyn Davidson read and discuss their work

Robyn Davidson
Robyn Davidson’s first book, Tracks, an account of her solitary journey with camels across Australia, won many awards, and has been published in twenty languages. She has been travelling ever since, writing a novel, a second award-winning travel book (an account of two years spent with Indian nomads), an anthology for Picador, a feature film for ABC television, and many essays, including a Quarterly Essay published by Black Inc. Her literary reviews, travel writings and journalistic pieces have been published in international newspapers and magazines. Robyn has given lectures at the New York Public Library, the Smithsonian Institute, and the Geographical Society. Currently she is working on her memoir, Self Portrait with Imaginary Mother, the opening chapter of which won the Blazey Award.

Marie Munkara
Of Rembarranga and Tiwi descent, Marie Munkara was delivered on the banks of the Mainoru River in Arnhem land by her two grandmothers and spent her early years on Bathurst Island. She has written two novels, Every Secret Thing (winner of the David Unaipon Award in 2008 and the 2010 Northern Territory Book of the Year) and A Most Peculiar Act; two children’s books, Rusty Brown, Rusty and Jojo; and a memoir, Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea (shortlisted for the NSW Premiers Award in 2017). Marie is currently writing a TV mini-series based on Every Secret Thing and working on her PhD.



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