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The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick and Moreland Libraries are pleased to host this special event:


Gender, Identity and Matriarchies


Nadja Spiegelman and Stephanie Van Schilt in conversation

Thursday 1 June, 4.30- 5.30 pm

The Counhihan Gallery In Brunswick

233 Sydney Road, Brunswick


Join us as New York based writer Nadja Spiegelman and local writer and critic Stephanie Van Schilt discuss matriarchies, gender and cultural identities and contemporary female writing.

Nadja will also be sharing a reading from her acclaimed memoir I am supposed to protect you from all this, a personal story of her transnational matriarchy and the complexities of individual and familial identities.

The event is held conjunction with the Counihan Gallery’s June exhibitions Towla and Identity Intersections - two exhibitions that explore multicultural female identities and intersectional feminism. The exhibitions will be formally opened following this event at 6pm.

Nadja Spiegelman has written three graphic novels for children. She grew up in New York City and now divides her time between Paris and Brooklyn.

Stephanie Van Schilt is host of Sisteria, a feminist podcast, and a freelance writer. Former editor of The Lifted Brow and co-host of the Rereaders, her writing has featured in the likes of The Australian, ABR, The Saturday Paper and Junkee.

Catering provided by Amelia Shaw. 

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