Generation Women celebrates and amplifies women’s voices and creativity. Each month, six women of note read an original piece on a theme. Of those women, one is in her 20s, her 30s, her 40s, her 50s, her 60s, and her 70s+. Our diverse line-ups will make you laugh, cry, and think. Generation Women is a unique, intimate literary salon that brings together women of all ages.
NEXT SHOW: December 19th 2019
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THEME: Naughty, Nice or Nasty
Team 20s: Winnie Dunn is a Tongan Australian writer, editor and arts worker from Mt Druitt. She is the General Manager of Sweatshop: Western Sydney Literacy Movement, editor of Sweatshop Women: Volume One and she is currently working on her debut novel as the recipient of a 2019 CAL Ignite grant.
Team 30s: Georgia Clark is an author, performer, and screenwriter. She wrote the critically acclaimed novel, The Regulars, and the “witty, sexy” (L.A. Times) The Bucket List, both Simon & Schuster, and others. She is currently working on her fifth novel, out in 2021. Georgia is the founder of Generation Women and hosts the New York show on a monthly basis. A native Australian, she lives in Brooklyn with her wife and a fridge full of cheese.
Team 40s: Vanessa Lee, from the Yupungathi and Meriam people, resides on the land of the Gadigal clan of the Eora nation. Dr Lee is a social epidemiologist, human rights advocate, poet, mum, aunty, writer and public health/health sciences researcher. Vanessa was the first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female PhD graduate from the Faculty of Medicine, Griffith University. Dr Lee was the first Indigenous National Vice President for the Public Health Association of Australia – Indigenous health expert. In her capacity as a social epidemiologist Vanessa continues to actively challenge government policy to provide services and to reduce suicides for Indigenous people and the LGBT populations. In 2005, Vanessa was awarded an Australian Government award for Outstanding Citizen in the Torres Strait for her work in public health to empower the community.
Team 50s: Lisa Freshwater is a theatre and event producer and director working on independent and commercial productions seen on the streets and small art galleries, at Sydney Opera House and on Broadway. In 2018 she founded Freshwater Entertainment and Management (FEM) and now helps organisations create a diverse and inclusive culture by producing events and productions, managing speakers and delivering storytelling workshops for a post #MeToo world.
Team 60s: Pru Goward‘s had a rich life – Walkley Award winning journalist with the ABC, Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Minister in the NSW Government for everything heartbreaking. She’s now a Professor, a 7 Sunrise commentator, consultant and newspaper columnist. Motto: Keep pushing boundaries ’til you push up daisies.
Team 70s: Gabriella Kovac is an experienced Hungarian-Australian public speaker, speaking coach, and best-selling author. She is the daughter of a Jewish Holocaust survivor from Hungary. Gabriella’s work is inspired by the lessons taught to her about strength, resilience, and compassion by her Hungarian Jewish family in the aftermath of the Holocaust and the Second World War.
HOSTED BY: Alice Brennan
Courtyard bar opens at 6pm for a 7pm start. Pop in before the show for a drink and a mingle!
This event will be supported with food options provided by Two Good. For every meal purchased, Two Good gives an identical one to a local women’s refuge for domestic violence survivors.
Giant Dwarf is a licensed venue. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.