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Carly Findlay

Growing Up Disabled in Australia at Melbourne Knowledge Week (VIC)

Compiled by writer and appearance activist Carly Findlay OAM, Growing Up Disabled in Australia is an anthology sharing diverse stories from over 40 writers with a disability or chronic illness.

Three of the book’s contributors will lead a conversation about the representation of disability and share some of their stories negotiating disability in their lives.

Digital tickets are also available.

Date:   Thursday 25 February

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Trades Hall - Fringe Common Room, Carlton, VIC 3053

Price:   This is a free event.

Ross Garnaut

Reset: Ross Garnaut at Sustainable Living Festival (Online)

Renowned economist Ross Garnaut discusses how the COVID-19 crisis offers Australia the opportunity to reset its economy and build a successful future – and why the old approaches will not work.

Garnaut develops the idea of a renewable superpower, calls for a basic income and explores what the ‘decoupling’ of China and America will mean for Australia, offering new, practical ideas for restoration.

Date:   Friday 26 February

Time:   8:00pm

Venue: Online

Price:   $10

Don Watson

Black Inc. authors at Adelaide Writers’ Week (SA)

Adelaide Writers’ Week was the last literary festival to squeak in before the Great Lockdowns of 2020. Now it’s among the first to return live in 2021.

Don’t miss these Black Inc. authors:

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Date:   Saturday 27 February

Time:   9:00am

Venue: Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, King William Road, Adelaide, SA 5000

Price:   This is a free event.

Ross Garnaut

Reset: Ross Garnaut at University of South Australia (SA)

Join us for an in-conversation and book launch of Reset: Restoring Australia after the Pandemic Recession, written by Ross Garnaut AC.

Renowned economist Ross Garnaut will discuss how the COVID-19 crisis offers Australia the opportunity to reset its economy and build a successful future – and why the old approaches will not work.

Ross Garnaut will present his ideas, followed by an in-conversation with author and journalist, Tory Shepherd.

Date:   Thursday 4 March

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Allan Scott Auditorium, UniSA Hawke Building, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000

Price:   This is a free event.

Carly Findlay

Growing Up Disabled in Australia with Rabble Books (Online)

Join Carly Findlay OAM as she talks to Marla Bishop, Patrick Gunasekera and Sandi Parsons, about their contributions to the book Growing Up Disabled in Australia.

This event will take place on Zoom. It will be AUSLAN interpreted and auto-captioned.

Date:   Thursday 4 March

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event.

Ross Garnaut

Reset: Ross Garnaut with The Mandarin (Online)

Join The Mandarin’s Chris Johnson in conversation with renowned economist and best-selling author Ross Garnaut, exploring the challenges and opportunities for Australia as the nation recovers from the coronavirus pandemic.

In his newly-released book Reset, Professor Ross Garnaut AC explains why the old approach will no longer work; how Australia can reset to a successful economy following COVID-19; what a renewable superpower could achieve; and what ‘decoupling’ China and America will mean for Australia.

Date:   Thursday 11 March

Time:   1:00pm

Venue: Online

Price:   This is a free event.

Ross Garnaut

Reset: Ross Garnaut at Geelong Library (VIC)

Join us for our annual Fiona Baranowski lecture with esteemed economist and best selling author, Ross Garnaut.

In Reset, renowned economist Ross Garnaut shows how the COVID-19 crisis offers Australia the opportunity to reset its economy and build a successful future – and why the old approaches will not work.

Garnaut develops the idea of a renewable superpower, he calls for a basic income and he explores what the ‘decoupling’ of China and America will mean for Australia.

Date:   Thursday 11 March

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (The Dome), 51 Little Malop Street, Geelong, VIC 3220

Price:   This is a free event.

Carly Findlay

Black Inc. authors at Castlemaine State Festival (VIC)

Australia’s longest running flagship regional arts festival is back in 2021 from 19 March to 4 April.

Don’t miss these Black Inc. authors:

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Date:   Friday 19 March

Time:   9:00am

Venue: Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, 2 Walker Street, Castlemaine, VIC 3450

Price:   Various

Ross Garnaut

Reset: Ross Garnaut at Avid Reader (QLD)

Join Ross Garnaut as he speaks about Reset: Restoring Australia after the Pandemic Recession.

In Reset, renowned economist Ross Garnaut shows how the COVID-19 crisis offers Australia the opportunity to reset its economy and build a successful future – and why the old approaches will not work.

Online tickets are also available.

Date:   Friday 26 March

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: Avid Reader, 193 Boundary St, West End, QLD 4101

Price:   $15 instore, $5 online

Ross Garnaut

Reset: Ross Garnaut at Roaring Stories (NSW)

In Reset, renowned economist Ross Garnaut shows how the COVID-19 crisis offers Australia the opportunity to reset its economy and build a successful future – and why the old approaches will not work. Garnaut develops the idea of a renewable superpower, calls for a basic income and explores what the ‘decoupling’ of China and America will mean for Australia.

On Monday 29 March at The Royal Oak Balmain, Garnaut will be speaking on the book with ABC journalist and host of RN’s ‘The Money’ Richard Aedy.

An online version of the event will be made available later as a recording, accessible via the Roaring Stories YouTube channel.

Date:   Monday 29 March

Time:   7:00pm

Venue: The Royal Oak Balmain, 36 College St, Balmain, NSW 2041

Price:   This is a free event.

Carly Findlay

Growing Up Disabled in Australia at Brisbane Powerhouse (QLD)

Growing Up Disabled in Australia is the fifth book in the highly acclaimed, bestselling Growing Up series. Edited by award-winning writer, speaker and appearance activist, Carly Findlay, the book includes interviews with prominent Australians such as Senator Jordon Steele-John and Paralympian Isis Holt, poetry and graphic art, as well as more than 40 original pieces by writers with a disability or chronic illness.

Join Carly Findlay with contributors Anna Whateley, Emma Di Bernardo and Todd Winther in conversation with host Karni Liddell for an empowering Writers+Ideas event.

Please note, this is a relaxed performance.

Date:   Thursday 1 April

Time:   7:30pm

Venue: Powerhouse Theatre, 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005

Price:   $35 / $30

Lech Blaine

Car Crash: Lech Blaine with Readings (VIC)

Join us for the launch of the very exciting and heartbreaking debut memoir from Lech Blaine, Car Crash.

What is it like to survive a crash that kills your best friends, and how do you move on? From an exceptional debut writer comes a stunning memoir about grief, perseverance and courage. At seventeen, Lech Blaine walked away unscathed from a car crash that killed three of his friends and left two in comas.

This event is free to attend but bookings are essential as places are strictly limited.

Date:   Wednesday 7 April

Time:   6:30pm

Venue: The Collective, 139 Elgin Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Price:   This is a free event.

Carly Findlay

Growing Up Disabled in Australia at Maitland Library (NSW)

1 in 5 Australians have a disability, yet disabled people are underrepresented in the media and literature. Growing Up Disabled in Australia gives voice to those who have been left out of discussions and not seen themselves represented in mainstream media. 

Carly Findlay, Kurt Fearnley and Belinda Downes will discuss their experiences, the importance of representation and why works like Growing Up are so important.

Date:   Thursday 27 May

Time:   6:00pm

Venue: Maitland City Library, 480 High St, Maitland, NSW 2320

Price:   $27.50