In its annual Honouring Australian Writers series, Writing NSW pays tribute to writers who have made an important contribution to our literary culture.
This year we honour Sumner Locke Elliott (1917-1991), internationally best-selling author, playwright, and scriptwriter. Elliott is best known for Careful, He Might Hear You, which won the 1963 Miles Franklin Award and was adapted into the 1983 film. The event will include conversations, readings, and archival material.
Please note: RSVPs will close 5pm Friday 16th August. Attendees will be able to register at the door for the remaining tickets.
Speakers include Elliott biographer Sharon Clarke, film producer Margaret Fink, theatre director Kimball Knuckey, and author Walter Mason.
Listen to the podcast of the event here
The Honouring Australian Writers series is made possible with support from the Copyright Agency Cultural Fund and the State Library of NSW.
Image credit: Lorrie Graham, 1977
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Sharon Clarke is an academic and a writer who recently moved house from Sydney to the NSW south coast. She gained her BA (Hons) and Ph.D. at University of Wollongong and was the Academic Director of Boston University Sydney Programs for over 20 years until she began the road to retirement in January 2017. Her […]
Kim Knuckey is a Sydney actor and director with a keen interest in the stage work of Sumner Locke Elliott. He compiled an event for New Theatre which celebrated Locke Elliott’s most famous (and notorious) play, Rusty Bugles. Knuckey has been acting in Sydney, Melbourne and the UK for 30 years. Kim was in the films […]
Margaret Fink is an Australian film producer, noted for her important role in the revival of Australian cinema in the 1970s. Her productions include The Removalists (1975), My Brilliant Career (1979), For Love Alone (1986), Edens Lost (1988) (for TV), and Candy (2006).
Walter Mason is a travel writer and blogger, and the author of Destination Saigon (2010) and Destination Cambodia (2013). He has trained in meditation traditions in Thailand, Taiwan, Cambodia and Vietnam, and teaches courses in Buddhist cultural history and the spiritual traditions of Vietnam.
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