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READERS - Books and Conversations w/ Heather Mitchell

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Readers - Books and Conversation

A monthly series by Petersham Bowling Club hosted by Michaela Kalowski. 

Celebrating books and readers, this is a monthly series of in-depth and relaxed conversations with authors about their latest work, and their body of work, their writing process and the ideas that inspire them. 

Michaela Kalowski is an interviewer, and curator for writers and ideas festivals. Highlight interviews include Margaret Atwood, David Mitchell, Michelle de Kretser, Amos Oz, Stan Grant, Holly Ringland & Etgar Keret. She's the curator of ABC RN’s on-air writers festival, Big Weekend of Books, now in its 4th year. In 2022 she was curator of International Author events for Brisbane Writers Festival. Michaela has conducted radio interviews for ABC RN’s The Music Show, Big Ideas & The Bookshelf, ABC Classic and has presented programs across ABC radio.

Septembers featured author: Heather Mitchell 

Heather Mitchell is one of Australia's most acclaimed actors. Her film credits range from Proof and Malcolm to Muriel's Wedding, The Great Gatsby and many more. She has been a mainstay of Australian television, appearing in everything from A Country Practice to Spellbinder, Rake, Underbelly, A Place to Call Home, Harrow, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries and, most recently, The Secrets She Keeps, The Unusual Suspects and Love Me which won her a silver logie. On stage, Heather has performed in more than fifty theatre productions - including her most recent performance as Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the one-woman show RBG: Of Many, One for which she won the 2022 Sydney Theatre Award, and is a director of the Sydney Theatre Company. In 2020, she received an Order of Australia for service to the performing arts and the community.

Told with raw candour and spellbinding lyricism, Heather Mitchell’s new memoir Everything and Nothing draws back the curtain on a unique and fascinating life. Training an unflinching spotlight on her most formative memories, Heather illuminates the heartbreaking secrets, sexual encounters, family dramas and creative pursuits that have shaped her life as a woman, an actor and a mother.

'Heather's perspective on life and love speaks straight to the soul. Is there anything she can't do?' - Toni Collette

'A gentle collection of musings on an extraordinary life; unpretentious and honest, full of stoic wisdom.' - Tim Minchin

'This book is a joy. Everything and Nothing makes you feel life more keenly.' - Anna Funder

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