Engaging guest speakers set to impress on International Women’s Day

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Campaspe residents have the opportunity to be inspired by the stories of two highly-renowned female Australian writers, Favel Parrett and Dr Angela Savage, at a special International Women’s Day event hosted by Campaspe Libraries.

Campaspe Shire General Manager Development, Mr Paul McKenzie said attendees would be in for a stimulating Sunday afternoon as the two Victorian authors share their insightful stories.

“The event will feature presentations by the female writers, question and answer time, as well as an afternoon tea,” Mr McKenzie said.

In 2011, Favel Parrett debuted her heart-breaking novel ‘Past the Shallows’ which was an international hit and shortlisted for the prestigious Miles Franklin Award. Favel also won the Dobbie Literacy Award and the ABIA Newcomer of the Year Award in 2012.

Favel went on to write the critically acclaimed ‘When the night comes’ and has recently released her third novel ‘There was still love’.

Angela Savage is an award winning Melbourne writer with her debut novel ‘Behind the Night Bazaar’ winning the 2004 Victorian Premier’s Literacy Award. Angela’s short story ‘The Teardrop Tattoos won the 2011 Scarlett Stiletto Award with many more of her novels including ‘The Half-Child’, ‘The Dying Beach’ and ‘The Mole on the Temple’ shortlisted for various other prestigious awards.

The International Women’s Day event is free to attend at the Echuca Library on Sunday, 7 March at 2.15pm. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, bookings are essential as numbers are limited.

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