Insights of An Outsider

A very thorough rundown of last Sunday’s panel from Pearlz.

Pearlz Dreaming

Venero Armanno, Melissa Lucashenko, Lauren Daniels

On April 23rd the Brisbane State Library together with  Women’s Writers Queensland hosted three deep thinking authors to examine the theme of “the Outsider.”  It was presented as a conversation between Lauren Daniels, Venero Armanno, and Melissa Lucashenko.

After an articulate introduction, quoting the story of The Epic of Gilgamesh, Lauren asked Melissa to read an excerpt from Mulimbimbyand read an extract from Veny’s latest book,  Travel Under Any Star.

Melissa after greeting us in Bundjalung language, stressed the strength of her central character, Jo in Mulimbimby, and explained the context of the passage she read.

The four questions (and I am paraphrasing here) asked by Lauren were:

1) How has your family background enriched or influenced your writing?

2) How has your journey been moving between worlds?

3) What do you think the main personality traits of a writer are?  Are they…

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