Saturday June 3, 2023
Sydney Town Hall
483 George Street
Marnie Van Vliet & Yasmin Dandachi
Language/ Cultural Consultant
From $58.00, For access services, to book access tickets, or for assistance with booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanette has always questioned the way of things. A beloved, prolific iconoclast and delightful raconteur, she isn’t afraid of crossing the line or ruffling feathers. Renowned for her queer seminal debut Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and landmark novels like The Passion, Sexing the Cherry and Written on the Body, Jeanette has recently turned her attention to the big questions: how did we get here and where might we go next? Her latest collection of essays 12 Bytes explores the evolution of humanity, the impact of AI and what nature has meant historically and socially.
In an energetic address to be followed by a moderated interview with Richard Fidler, Jeanette will also draw on her own unconventional, fraught and (in hindsight) hilarious upbringing to reflect on questions of identity, sexuality, religion and nature versus nurture.
She will prod, provoke and challenge your ideas of nature, all while making you laugh as you fall in love with her unique and fascinating way of seeing the world.
Jeanette Winterson appears at Vivid Ideas as part of our Global Storytellers series, where you’ll hear from international thought-leaders and creatives who are tackling taboos, asking difficult questions and creating zeitgeist-defining work.
Auslan Stage Left thanks the Vivid team for supporting Auslan access again in 2023.