with Bri Lee and Lucia Osborne-Crowley / chaired by Jo Case
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Reading, Writing and Reclamation description
Bri Lee (Eggshell Skull) and Lucia Osborne-Crowley (I Choose Elena) are two of Australia’s most interesting, intelligent young writers. Both have also experienced significant trauma as a result of sexual assault. They refused to let the assaults define them. Embracing literature and its capacity to heal, the crimes against them became their starting points for searching, potent analyses of the failings of society and its systems, and personal, deeply affecting roadmaps to an empathetic and empowered future.
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Bri Lee is a writer and editor whose work has been published in The Monthly, Harper's Bazaar Australia, The Saturday Paper, Crikey, The Guardian and more. Her first book Eggshell Skull won the 2019 ABIA for Biography of the Year. Her latest work, Beauty, is a meditation on body image.
Lucia Osborne-Crowley is a writer, journalist, and researcher in constitutional and human rights law. Her first book, I Choose Elena, is based on her celebrated Meanjin essay of the same name.
Jo Case is an Adelaide-based writer, editor and bookseller, and the author of Boomer and Me: A memoir of motherhood, and Asperger’s. She works at Imprints Booksellers and Wakefield Press.