The Stella Prize in Conversation

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
18 April 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Toni Jordan, Emily Bitto, and Clare Wright

In recent months, the stories of women – and with them, impediments to women’s media participation – have taken a pointed and particular prominence in mainstream culture, underpinning sustained social and political movements. One of many takeaways from those movements has been a widespread emphasis on how women might experience, and process, the world we all share.

Now in its sixth year, the Stella Prize was founded to do just that – and to elevate the writing of Australian women with an annual, $50,000 literary prize. Spanning both fiction and non-fiction, the prize also runs year-round programmes encouraging recognition of Australian women’s writing. Its shortlist is a deserving fixture on any discerning reader’s calendar.

At the Wheeler Centre this April, join a freshly-announced 2018 Stella Prize winner in conversation with past winners Emily Bitto and Clare Wright, and host Toni Jordan. They’ll talk about the impact the award has had on their writing, their careers and Australian literary culture.

Hill of Content will be our bookseller at this event.