This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

Code: 145  |  Type: Launch   |  Genres: Biography & Memoir, Politics & Current Affairs, Technology, Feminism
Join Tara Moss to celebrate the publication of her new book, Speaking Out, a twenty first century handbook for women and girls. Tara’s new book reminds us why it is more important than ever for women and girls to have their voices heard. Speaking Out will be launched by Rosie Batty, Australian of the year for 2015.

Friday 20 May 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pier 2/3 The Hemingway Bar, Pier 2/3 - within Curiosity stage, Walsh Bay
Free, bookings essential, email

Tara Moss (Australian)

A dual Canadian/Australian citizen, Tara Moss is the bestselling author of ten books of fiction and non-fiction published in nineteen countries. She is also a journalist, doctoral candidate, and outspoken advocate for child rights and women’s rights. She is UNICEF Australia’s National Ambassador for Child Survival, Patron for the Full Stop Foundation for ending rape and domestic violence, and Norton’s Family Ambassador for child e-safety and cyberbullying. In 2015 she received an Edna Ryan award for making a feminist difference, inciting others to challenge the status quo. Tara currently lives in New South Wales with her husband and daughter.

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Rosie Batty (Australian)

In an incident that shocked Australia, Rosie Batty's 11-year-old son was killed by his father in a violent incident in February 2014. Greg Anderson murdered Luke Batty at cricket training and was then himself shot by police. Rosie has since become a passionate campaigner on the issue of family violence. She won the Pride of Australia Award in 2014, and was named Australian of the Year in January 2015. Her autobiography, A Mother’s Story, written with Bryce Corbett, was published in 2015.

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