On Quiet/Happy Never After
Festival Hub, Maiwar Green
Health / Home/Family/Childhood
#About the event
Duration: 45 minutes
On the power of quiet in today's shouty world. Quiet comes as a shock in these troubled times.
On happiness - I had everything I'd ever wanted. It was supposed to be my happy ever after. So why was I falling apart?
Chair: Leanne De Souza
Nikki Gemmell has written 15 books for adults and children, fiction and non-fiction. Her latest is On Quiet, a meditation on the necessity of quietness in our busy lives.
Jill Stark is an award-winning journalist and author with a career spanning 18 years in both the UK and Australian media. She spent a decade on staff at the Age, covering health and social affairs as a senior writer and columnist, and now works as a media consultant and freelance writer contributing to ABC Online, SBS Digital and the Saturday Paper.
Her first book, High Sobriety: My Year Without Booze is a bestselling memoir that was longlisted in the Walkley Book of the Year Awards and shortlisted in the Kibble Literary Awards.
Leanne De Souza
Leanne de Souza is a highly-respected veteran of the Australian music industry. With 25 years’ experience working in artist management and events she has represented various high profile, award winning, commercially successful and critically acclaimed contemporary musicians. A long-standing champion and advocate for contemporary music Leanne was a foundation board member of the Queensland Music Network (Q Music) and currently holds the Executive Director role for the Association of Artist Managers (AAM) and a Trustee of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). As an entrepreneur, Leanne is the founder and director of the Rock and Roll Writers Festival. As a sought-after curator, consultant and facilitator, she works extensively across art forms and with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples nationally.