Authorial Voice: Leaving It All on the Page description
Join broadcaster, author, comedian and host of 2021’s all-Australian Authorial Voice Sami Shah as he talks to a panel who are comfortable Leaving It All on the Page. Rick Morton (My Year of Living Vulnerably, One Hundred Years of Dirt), Yves Rees (winner of the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize) and Jessie Tu (A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing) sit down with Sami to debate the challenges, liberation and excruciating vulnerability of mining your own life and self for your writing.
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Rick Morton is an award-winning journalist and the author of One Hundred Years of Dirt, which was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and the National Biography Award. He is currently the Senior Reporter for The Saturday Paper and his recent books are On Money and My Year of Living Vulnerably.
Dr Yves Rees is a writer, historian and podcaster living on stolen Wurundjeri land. Currently, they are Lecturer in History at La Trobe University and co-host of Archive Fever podcast. Their essay ‘Reading the Mess Backwards’ won the 2020 Calibre Essay Prize and their memoir All About Yves: Notes from a Transition will be published by Allen & Unwin in 2022.
Jessie Tu trained as a classical violinist for more than 15 years and has taught music at schools in Sydney and refugee camps in the Middle East. She has won several poetry and writing awards and now works as a journalist at Women's Agenda. Her first book of poetry was released in 2018 and A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing is her first novel.
Sami Shah is a multi-award winning writer, comedian and broadcaster. He’s been profiled in the New York Times, and ABC’s The Australian Story. Sami has been performing award-winning and highly acclaimed stand-up comedy for over a decade. He’s also written multiple books, short stories, columns, and radio documentaries. Sami is currently based in Melbourne.