Generation Women is a storytelling event where women from all walks of life tell stories and celebrate women's voices. This week, Stephanie talks to Macquarie University English alumna Suvi Derkenne about bringing Generation Women to Australia, the importance of women's voices, and what she's been up to since leaving Macquarie. The first Generation Women event will be held at the Giant Dwarf Theatre on Wednesday March 7th.
Generation Women tickets: https://giantdwarf.com.au/events/gen-women/
Generation Women Sydney: https://www.generationwomensydney.com/home
Margaret Atwood's 1996 novel Alias Grace was recently made into a television adaptation, available on Netflix and starring Sarah Gadon as Grace Marks, and produced by Canadian actress Sarah Polley. This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy discuss the series, focusing on crime, feminism and ambiguous endings (and Stephanie rants a lot).
NY Times review: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/arts/television/alias-grace-margaret-atwood-sarah-polley.html
The Guardian review: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/nov/02/alias-grace-review-margaret-atwoods-historical-tale-of-female-oppression-simmers-with-rage
Buzzfeed review: https://www.buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen/margaret-atwood-alias-grace-horror-of-patriarchy?utm_term=.nhbKx2wvO#.opP4xY2bZ
Rolling Stone review: https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/features/alias-grace-how-a-true-crime-drama-became-the-most-relevant-show-on-tv-w511208
Are you a Valentine's Day sap or a grinch? This week, Stephanie, Michelle and Jimmy are joined by Associate Professor Hsu-Ming Teo to talk about all things romance. They discuss Austen, why murder makes romance novels more interesting, why good real estate matters, and Michelle get the giggles over deer.
Why does this week's guest set rejection goals? This week, Stephanie and Michelle chat to Ashley Kalagian Blunt about her work as a writer. They discuss her writing about the Armenian genocide, moving to Australia from Canada, and Ashley gives her top tips for aspiring writers.
Ashley's website: https://fullofdonkey.com/
Ashley's Newswrite article: "Ashley Kalagian Blunt spends a year in the writing ecosphere"
Ashley's Griffith Review article: https://griffithreview.atavist.com/life-after-genocide