Newsletter 23: Well done to young NT writer

Tiger-Lily Clements has taken out the top award in the Young Territory Author awards for her story about a same sex relationship. The central character of the story is working through her heartache over a relationship that has ended. A story we can all connect with. The work can (soon) be borrowed from the Casuarina Library. Well done Tiger-Lily, you look great in rainbow!

The awards are happening again next year, so if you have been inspired then get cracking.

In Conversation with Magda Szubanski

She’s one of Australia’s best-loved comedians and actors. Magda Szubanski first arrived on our
TV screens in the 1980s in sketch comedy shows D-Generation and Fast Forward. Later she cemented her place in Australia’s TV history by creating the character Sharon for the hit show Kath and Kim. She’s also an internationally recognized actress for her roles in the Babe movies. Her memoir Reckoning recounts her rise to fame, her struggle in rec- onciling her true self with her public image, but also tells the story of her father Peter, a Polish refugee whose wartime actions left an indelible mark on himself and his family. On many “must read lists” since it came out in 2015, don’t miss this chance to hear Magda Szubanski tell of her journey from entertainer to writer, and what she found out about her family along the way.

Saturday, May 7th, 8 – 9.15pm

The Christ Church Cathedral, 2 Smith Street, Darwin. $40/$35 NTWC members