Archive Festival 2014

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Beyond Ageism
Monday, May 19 2014 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Ticketed (see details)
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba
Patricia Edgar, Lynne Segal, Irina Dunn (facilitator)
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Do numbers and years really define us? Irina Dunn talks to two authors whose books celebrate energy and creativity beyond the stereotypes. In Out of Time, leading feminist, writer and thinker Lynne Segal delivers a damning critique of the psychology and politics of ageing; and in Patricia Edgar’s In Praise of Ageing we meet eight people in their 90s and beyond who will inspire, entertain and motivate you.

Presented with Varuna, the National Writers House.

Patricia Edgar (Australian)

Patricia Edgar is a sociologist, educator, film and television producer, writer, researcher, and policy analyst. Through a career spanning four decades she has been at the forefront of media for children nationally and internationally, winning multiple awards for her achievements and programs. In her most recent book In Praise of Ageing, she turns her attention to ageing policy in Australia. ‘This book is a “must read” for every thinking Australian.’ Sir Gus Nossal

Lynne Segal
Lynne Segal (International)

Lynne Segal is Anniversary Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College. Her books include Is the Future Female? Troubled Thoughts on Contemporary Feminism; Slow Motion: Changing Masculinities, Changing Men; and Straight Sex: Rethinking the Politics of Pleasure. She co-wrote Beyond the Fragments: Feminism and the Making of Socialism with Sheila Rowbotham and Hilary Wainwright. Her most recent book is Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing.

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Irina Dunn (Australian)

Irina Dunn is the Director of the Australian Writers' Network, which has 10,000 subscribers throughout Australia and abroad. She is a well-known manuscript assessor and editor, and has found publishers and agents for many of her clients. She wrote The Writer’s Guide: a companion to writing for pleasure or publication, which was described by the Australian Book Review as ‘a godsend for writers’. Irina is on the Board of the Australian Society of Authors.

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