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Dymphna Stella Rees in conversation at the Rose Scott Women Writers' Festival
09 Oct / 10:00am – 11:00am
Online via Zoom

Dymphna Stella Rees in conversation at the Rose Scott Women Writers' Festival

Well-known one minute, gone the next. Three writers uncover lives which should be better known, those of Elizabeth von Arnim, Jessie Trail and Coralie Clarke Rees in her partnership with Leslie Rees.

Joyce Morgan is a former arts editor of The Sydney Morning Herald, a journalist and author of Journeys on the Silk Road. British-born and Sydney-based, she has worked as a journalist in London, Hong Kong and Sydney and has written on arts and culture for more than two decades.

Jo Oliver is a writer and printmaker. She holds a Master of Arts and has worked for many years in oral history and historical research. She has written and
illustrated four children’s picture books. Her love of the printmaking process was her initial connection with the work of Jessie Traill. Jo received a Creative Fellowship from the State Library Victoria to research and to write about Jessie Traill using her extensive papers held in the collection.

Dymphna Stella Rees is the daughter of writers Leslie Rees and Coralie Clarke Rees and now manages her parents’ literary archive. Dymphna holds a Master’s Degree in Aboriginal Studies and postgraduate diplomas in education and counselling. She is an elected member of AIATSIS (the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies). For many years she was Principal Officer: English and Humanities in the New South Wales vocational education and training sector. She is the author of A Paper Inheritance.

Journalist and presenter Caroline Baum is the author of Only: A Singular Memoir, and in April 2021 she launched her new podcast, Life Sentences, about contemporary biography. Caroline is a regular contributor to national media and her writing has also appeared in two anthologies: My Mother My Father and Rebellious Daughters. She is the recipient of the Hazel Rowley Fellowship 2015 and is the Ambassador for the Older Womens Network (NSW). Caroline lives on the South Coast of NSW.

This event is online via Zoom. Individual sessions at the Rose Scott Women Writers' Festival are $10 for members and $15 for guests. For offers on multiple sessions, visit their website. Registrations are essential.