Marieke Hardy in conversation with Mika Pediaditis

August 18, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

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Change and personal reflection: both are essential in life. But what does it feel like for someone in the public eye? High school friends who reunited as adults, locals Mika Pediaditis and Marieke Hardy discuss this reconnection; their growth from wild Goth teens to women, the essential nature of friendship as a mirror, and how much of one’s emotional journey needs to be shared with the outside world.



Marieke Hardy



Marieke is a curator, screenwriter, artist, author and immersive theatre maker. She has penned regular columns for The Age, The Drum and Frankie magazine, and written for many television shows, including Laid, The Family Law and Seven Types of Ambiguity. She is co-curator of international literary salon Women of Letters and a regular panelist on ABC’s The Book Club. A collection of her essays was released through Allen and Unwin in 2011. She is a recipient of the 2015 Sidney Myer Fellowship and the new Artistic Director of the Melbourne Writers Festival.






Mika Pediaditis


Mika and her family are eleven-years-local to Daylesford. Mika has over twenty years experience working in the community and human services sector – predominantly in youth work, more recently in research, teaching and project management, and always with a focus on social justice and structural change. She has publications in two academic journals. Once in a while she strings a few extravagant words together, slaps some paint on a canvas – and ponders the vibrant, nourishing vista of The Arts.

Marieke and Mika met and became friends in 1992 at Swinburne Secondary College.


Price: $20

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only releasing 50% of tickets now.

If those restrictions are lifted, we will release the remaining tickets 2 weeks before the festival.

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Radius Art Space in Hepburn Springs
76 Main Rd. Hepburn Springs,
Vic 3461 Australia


Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.