Slutwalk Melbourne organiser Karen Pickering is bringing Cherchez la Femme – her feminist pop culture salon – to Hobart to mark the launch of Island 129:WOMEN, upstairs at the New Sydney Hotel on Wednesday, July 18 at 6pm.
Karen will host the salon style discussion, which will also include high profile Tasmanian women discussing contemporary issues and current affairs from a feminist perspective.
She will be joined by Mercury culture columnist Rebecca Fitzgibbon, Island feature artist Pip Stafford, science communicator Sam East and lawyer Madeleine Ogilvie.
Island is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected literary and culture magazines. Their most recent issue, 128:Digitalism examined the changes to readers, writers and publishers’ lives as the way we consume words, images and ideas moves into a new digital space.
Editor Dale Campisi is excited about the magazine’s women’s issue: “it features writing on a common thread: women’s experience. There’s some really challenging but thoroughly rewarding reading. LM Robinson’s piece about the loss of a baby will make you cry.”
The issue also features Sam Cooney on women in sport, Samantha Young on forced adoptions and childlessness and Kirsten Krauth in conversation with some other mothers about writing. There is new fiction from Lisa Lang, Penni Russon and Matthew Lamb and sharp new poetry from Redell Olsen, Alison Croggon and Merlinda Bobis.
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Rachel Edwards Managing Editor Island Magazine