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Sunday, August 28 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Inheriting the past – family legacies

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Knowing our family history can help us make sense of our past, but what do we make of uncomfortable truths and traumas that echo through generations? Shelley Davidow’s acclaimed memoir Whisperings in the Blood spans four continents and one hundred years as she explores her family’s stories of immigration. Alexandra Joel mixes biography and fiction to illuminate the story of her great grandmother’s scandalous past in Rosetta. They discuss the intergenerational impact of past trauma and grappling with the real, complex lives of our ancestors.

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Michaela Kalowski

Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer & facilitator. She's conducted radio interviews for ABC on RN's The Music Show, Big Ideas, on Classic FM & ABC Local Radio. She's facilitated panels at Sydney Writers' Festival, Sydney Film Festival & All About Women at Sydney Opera House. She's... Read More →

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Shelley Davidow

Shelley is originally from South Africa and the author of 39 books. She grew up in a bi-racial family at the height of Apartheid. She left South Africa as a young adult just as her writing began to take off with the publication of her first award-winning young adult novel, Freefalling... Read More →
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Alexandra Joel

Alexandra is a former editor of the Harper’s Bazaar (Australian edition) and Portfolio, Australia’s first magazine for working women. She has been a regular contributor to a number of national and metropolitan publications including The Australian and Good Weekend Magazine. Alexandra... Read More →

Sunday August 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:15pm AEST
Theatrette Waverley Library, 32/48 Denison St, Bondi Junction NSW 2022