Outspoken presents

A conversation with

Clare Bowditch

Maleny Community Centre

Wednesday November 6th

5.45 for 6.30 pm

Tickets $22, students $15

Outspoken is very pleased to be able to welcome Clare Bowditch to Maleny as part of her ‘Speaking Frankly’ tour. She’ll be talking about her memoir, Your Own Kind of Girl, with local author Steven Lang. There’s even a rumour that she’ll also sing a couple of songs.

Clare is a musician, an actor, radio presenter, educator and now author (on her website she calls herself music maker/story baker/educator). She won an Aria Award for Best Female Artist in 2006, was nominated for a Logie for her role in the TV series Offspring, was named Woman of the Year by Rolling Stone, as well as touring with Leonard Cohen, Paul Kelly and Gotye. She is also the founder Big Hearted Business, a love project designed to support creative people in their businesses, and businesses with their creative thinking. Now she has written a memoir, Your Own Kind of Girl, revealing a childhood punctuated by grief, anxiety and compulsion, one that tells how these forces shaped her life for better and for worse. It is a heartbreaking, wise and at times playful memoir. Her own story told raw and as it happened.

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What a woman, a transfixing and powerful memoir,
Annabel Crabb

What I love best about the glorious Clare Bowditch is how richly she embraces life and holds to what’s most sustaining. Her beautiful book is so like her music: bold, original, earthy, funny, grateful, honest, truthful and tuneful - and fabulously female,
Stephanie Dowrick

Clare Bowditch cements here status as one of Australia’s most mesmerising story tellers with this debut. Her ability to lay bare the vulnerabilities, hurts and triumphs of a woman’s life is second to none. She’s my kind of girl, for sure.’
Clementine Ford

 And Introducing:

Leigh Robshaw

talking about her new memoir, You Had Me At Hola

For comment on her book I quote directly from Leigh’s website:

It’s Eat Pray Love on steroids. It’s Wild without all the exercise. It’s The White Masai without all the goat’s blood.

Actually, it’s nothing like these books. But it does have something in common with them: it’s a memoir about a lost (totally unhinged) woman in search of truth and love.

My answers lie in the mountains, jungles, beaches and deserts of South America and Mexico. And in the soul of a beautiful Peruvian artisan.

This is a cross-cultural love story spiced with art, music, drugs, death, sex and salsa. It’s a crazy ride. Livin’ la vida loca amigos!

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Outspoken is proud to work with two bookstores in Maleny, Maleny Bookshop and Rosetta Books (bookseller on the night). We thank Tyyni Lang and Fi Hunter and Jan Cornfoot for their continued support of our events. We'd also like to thank Maleny Community Centre for their continuing help, apart from anything else they'll be running the bar on the night. Complimentary biscuits and cheese will be available pre-show.

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