Anne Summers Literary Forum
Dr Anne Summers AO has had an extraordinary career as a journalist, author, policy maker, bureaucrat, editor, publisher, board member and above all change agent. In conversation with Lucy Palmer, she will speak about her life and her new memoir "Unfettered and Alive".
This is the exhilarating story of Anne Summers' extraordinary life. Her story has her travelling around the world as she moves from job to job, in newspapers and magazines, advising prime ministers, leading feminist debates, writing memorable and influential books. Anne has not been afraid to walk away from success and to satisfy her constant restlessness by charging down new and risky paths. Whatever position she has held, she has expanded what's possible and helped us see things differently-often at high personal cost.
Anne shares revealing stories about the famous and powerful people she has worked with or reported on and is refreshingly frank about her own anxieties and mistakes. She shares a heart-breaking story of family violence and tells of her ultimate reconciliation with the father who had rejected her. Unfettered and Alive is a provocative and inspiring memoir from someone who broke through so many boundaries to show what women can do.
'It's the story of a lot of things-Australian politics, feminism, journalism, international intrigue-but most of all it's the story of an utterly singular woman, who always says "Yes" to life even when it scares her. Her memory for the events, and her frankness about the fear, make this an extraordinary memoir' Annabel Crabb
'Exhilarating and what storytelling!' - Quentin Bryce
'The compelling memoir of a magnificent woman.' - David Marr
Friday 16th November 2018, 10.30am to 12.30pm
Cost: $50 per person with Morning Tea served on arrival
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