with Debra Adelaide and Tegan Bennett Daylight / chaired by Ashley Hay
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Reading: Immersion and Inspiration description
Debra Adelaide and Tegan Bennett Daylight have lived their lives immersed in books – as writers, editors, critics, teachers and, most importantly, as readers. In Debra’s The Innocent Reader: Reflections on Reading and Writing and Tegan’s The Details: On Love, Death and Reading, they reflect with candour and generosity on their love of reading, and the joy and fulfillment it offers them, exploring the deep emotional connection they have forged with the written word and the worlds it can contain. Supported by the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund
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Debra Adelaide is an author and academic who has published six works of fiction, including The Household Guide to Dying, Letter to George Clooney, The Women's Pages and Zebra, as well as many edited collections. She works at the University of Technology Sydney, where she is an associate professor in creative writing.
Tegan Bennett Daylight is a writer, teacher and critic. She is the author of three novels: Bombora, What Falls Away and Safety and her collection of short stories, Six Bedrooms, was shortlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize. Her book of essays, The Details, was published in July 2020. She lives in the Blue Mountains near Sydney with her husband and two children.
Ashley Hay is an essayist and novelist based in Brisbane. Her most recent novel is A Hundred Small Lessons. She is the editor of Griffith Review.