Event held on September 01

Seymour Biography Lecture: Jacqueline Kent

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Event runs from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


The Seymour Biography Lecture provides eminent 'life writers', living in Australia and elsewhere, with an opportunity to explore the business and craft of biography, autobiography or memoir. In 2022, the lecture will be delivered by Jacqueline Kent. Jacqueline Kent was born in Sydney, and grew up there and in Adelaide. Originally trained as a journalist and broadcaster, she has also been a book editor and a reviewer for numerous publications, and has a Doctor of Creative Arts from the University of Technology, Sydney. As well as biography and general social history, she has written fiction for young adults. Kent’s life writing works include: A Certain Style: Beatrice Davis, a Literary Life, Viking, 2001 An Exacting Heart: The Story of Hephzibah Menuhin, Viking, 2008 The Making of Julia Gillard, Viking, 2009 Take Your Best Shot: The Prime Ministership of Julia Gillard, Penguin, 2013 Beyond Words: A Year with Kenneth Cook, University of Queensland Press, 2019 Vida: A Woman For Our Time, Penguin, 2020 Entry to this event is free but bookings are essential. The Seymour Biography Lecture is supported by Dr John Seymour and Mrs Heather Seymour AO. For those unable to make it to Canberra for the event, it will be live streamed online via the Library's Facebook page. No bookings are required to watch the online stream.