Events for February 2024
August 27, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$20/ $15 concession/ $10 super concession
Join us for a Q&A with the author of big beautiful female theory at Words in Winter.
big beautiful female theory by Eloise Grills is part feminist manifesto, part comic book and is a carnivalesque exploration of the ways identity is formed through culture, relationships and the weight of society’s expectations.
With breathtaking honesty and fierce wit, Eloise Grills turns her life, her body and her mind into art, confronting what it means to grow up in an increasingly unfathomable world.
Caitlin McGregor will join Grills in conversation as they discuss the boundaries of memoir and comics, body politics, and pathways to publishing experimental work.
Eloise Grills is an award-winning writer, comics artist, poet and critic living on unceded Jaara land. Her work has been published widely in literary journals and anthologies including Meanjin, The Nib, The Rumpus, Going Down Swinging, Kill Your Darlings, Sydney Review of Books, The Lifted Brow and Borderless. She has been the recipient of many grants, including competitive funding from the Australia Council, the Copyright Agency and Creative Victoria. Essays from her illustrated memoir, big beautiful female theory, won the Melbourne Prize for Literature in 2021 and the Lifted Brow and RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Nonfiction in 2018. She tweets at @grillzoid
Caitlin McGregor is an essayist, editor and critic living on unceded Jaara land. Their work has been published in a range of magazines, websites and literary journals, including Meanjin, Kill Your Darlings, The Big Issue, The Guardian, Overland, Going Down Swinging, and Voiceworks. They are currently working on a project exploring neurodivergence, queerness and folklore. They tweet at @caitlinmcgregor