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: January 23rd 2020
THEME: New Year, New You: Tales of Reinvention and Renewal
It’s a New Year, and so this month we’re asking our superstar performers to tell us a story about reinvention and renewal. We’re all constantly growing and changing, whether we’re Team 20s or Team 90s. Maybe our storytellers will tell us about a new phase of life or a new identity. A haircut or new look or new ‘tude that changed the game. Maybe they’ll dive deep or maybe they’ll just make us laugh. Whatever they choose to share, this January, we’ll be inspiring you with wit and wisdom from women of all ages.
Team 20s: Victoria Ekwughe is a doctoral research student at UTS who is passionate about empowering rural women. Her research focuses on how digital technology can be used to empower rural women effectively. She is currently volunteering with YWCA.
Team 30s: Hannah Grant is a fan of new beginnings – having moved to Australia at the end of 2012 on a gut feeling, aged 30. It was a big gamble, but it paid off! She’s currently starting her own organisation, Collective Impact Arts, which ties together arts and social work practice.
Team 40s: Charlie is a Caribbean British Northern mutha writer & poet. Passionate about reigniting a love for poetry and the spoken word she is best known for her emotive and empowering words on love, loss, joy, survival and the rollercoaster ride that is LIFE!
Team 50s: Eleni Psillakis never believed that she would ever experience her reinvention and renewal from behind bars. Ironically, it was the therapy with a forensic psychologist before she was incarcerated that set her free from a lifetime of unhealthy false beliefs. Her story is from anorexia to prison and beyond.
Team 60s: Aviva Shebá is a traveller, polyglot, innovator of Vocal Dance, and performative memoirist extraordinaire. Aviva has rocketed audiences in and out of mind-body wars, arts’ scenes, and beyond. In Wollongong, March 2020, she’ll celebrate fifty years since entertaining the troops in Vietnam with her hilarious new show, Apuckerlips Now.
Team 80s: Pearlie McNeill – For most of her adult life, Pearlie has been an ardent feminist activist, and she still is. If you ask her what she values most, she’d say friendship.
HOSTED BY: Alice Brennan
FEB SHOW: February 27th 2020
THEME: Red Hot Australian Summer: Stories of Summer Lovin’
It’s hot out. And that means we want to hear Stories of Summer Lovin’. This month, we’ve invited our all-star line-up to tell us a sexy story … or an attempt at sexy that went off the rails. A story set in summertime or somewhere equally hot. A tale about someone or something that they love, desire, or lust after. We know you love hearing about female desire —bring your libido as your plus one, as you join us this February for a steamy night of hot and heavy multi-generational storytelling.
LINE UP: TBC
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.