Rosalie Ham In Your Suburb

Rosalie Ham

Chermside Library

In Your Suburb



#About the event


Rosalie Ham

Rosalie Ham

Rosalie Ham is a Melbourne based teacher and writer. Her forth novel, The Year of the Farmer, is a drama about love, justice and irrigation. It echoes her previous novels, most notably the best selling The Dressmaker (also a film starring Kate Winslet and Judy Davis), in it's keen eye for the ridiculous, and for the pretensions and prejudices we all share, which means her writing is always entertaining.


Edwina Shaw

Edwina Shaw

Edwina Shaw is a Brisbane writer of fiction, memoir and screenplays. Her novel, Thrill Seekers, based on her brother’s battle with adolescent onset schizophrenia, was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Award for New Writing and was recently released as a new imprint by Raven Books UK. In the Dark of Night (Ransom UK), a chapter book for young readers, was selected for the 2016/17 National Library Summer Reading Club. Since 2002, her short pieces have been published in Australian and international journals, including Best Australian Stories, Asia Literary Review, Griffith Review, Island, ThirdFlatIron and FourWayReview. Her feature film screenplay M was awarded 2018 Talent Development funding from Screen Queensland and is currently under development with producer, Stephen Lance. She is the commissioning editor of Bjelke Blues (AndAlso Books) a collection of stories about life in QLD during the Bjelke-Petersen regime. When she’s not writing, she teaches creative writing at the University of QLD and for the QLD Writers Centre and in the community, and also runs Relax and Write Retreats for women that combine yoga and writing.

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