Explore the 2024 Program

Hidden Heroines

Reimagining lost tales of courage and adventure

Lauren Groff (photo credit Eli Sinkus)
Francesca de Tores (photo credit Andrew North)
Thursday 23 May 2024
Event Code: 32
Going deep into the historical past, Lauren Groff (The Vaster Wilds, Matrix) and Francesca de Tores (Saltblood) create memorable heroines, real and imaginary, whose stories have not been told.

Their portrayals of ordinary women doing extraordinary things – a girl escaping alone into the wilderness, a pirate on the high seas – are richly detailed and vividly alive. Coming out of hiding into our imaginations, these heroines are so fierce they jump off the page. Join Lauren and Francesca in conversation with novelist and scholar Sophie Gee.
Carriageworks, Track 8
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh, NSW, 2015