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Bendigo Writers Festival is an annual three-day event which gathers more than 100 writers for discussions about every kind of writing under the sun. I am over the moon to be talking about my book at the festival this year. I’ll also be appearing at 2 further sessions - a Friday evening session at the Bendigo Theatre on the politics of cynicism with Gabrielle Chan and Stuart Coupe, and the Active Online social media panel with Bri Lee Sunday, 11 August 2019, 3:15 pm 4:15 pm at Bendigo Bowls Club.

Rise and Resist

  • Saturday, 10 August 2019

  • 2:45 pm 3:45 pm

  • Capital Theatre

Bhakthi Puvanenthiran hosts Jennifer Clement, Claire G Coleman and Clare Press

What makes someone decide to take on an issue? Australians, we are told, are laconic people, who prefer a drink to a debate and who are more likely to say "she'll be right" than to take up a cause and fight. But, as Clare Press discovered when she set out to write her book, Rise and Resist, that's not actually what it like out there in the suburbs and the regions of a country now switched on to social media and community activity. Clare is joined by Claire G Coleman and Jennifer Clement, with host Bhakthi Puvarenthiran, to talk about social change via people power, who it inspires and how effective it is.


See the whole program here.