#About the event
Duration: 60 minutes
Juggling a writing career with parenthood can be incredibly challenging. Hear from these writers on how motherhood has affected their writing lives.
Sonia Orchard is a freelance writer, creative writing teacher and the author of three books. Her memoir Something More Wonderful was a national bestseller for biography, and her first novel The Virtuoso won the 2009 Indie Award for Best Debut Fiction. Her most recent novel, Into the Fire, explores power, guilt and womanhood. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and lives in the Macedon Ranges, Victoria.
Tabitha Bird is a writer and poet who lives and works in the rural township of Boonah, Queensland. By day Tabitha may be found painting, working on her next book or with her husband, three beautiful boys and Chihuahua. Her debut novel A Lifetime of Impossible Days was published in June 2019 by Penguin Random House.
Kristina Olsson is an award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and journalism. Her 2009 novel The China Garden won the Barbara Jefferis Award and was shortlisted for the Kibble Prize. Her 2013 memoir, Boy, Lost, garnered multiple awards including the Queensland, New South Wales and West Australian Premiers awards for non-fiction and the Kibble Prize. Her most recent novel, Shell, launched the legendary Scribner Australia literary imprint and was shortlisted in several major literary awards.