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Badass Women of History

Annabel Crabb & Kathy Lette with MC Jean Kittson

Sunday 26 August 2018
2.30PM – 3.30PM
Theatre
National Library of Australia

History is just that, HIS story. Women are all too often photo-shopped out of the cultural narrative.  Two badass Aussie women, Kathy Lette and Annabel Crabb share their favourite 'forgotten' women in history and it’s HER story in the making! Don’t miss what promises to be boots and heels and a tell-all as you’ve never heard it before.

Annabel Crabb  is an Australian political journalist, commentator and television host who is the ABC’s chief online political writer. She has worked for Adelaide’s The Advertiser, the Sydney Morning herald, the Age, the Sunday Age and The Sun-Herald, and won a Walkley Award in 2009 for her Quarterly Essay "Stop at Nothing: The Life and Adventures of Malcolm Turnbull". She has written two books covering events within the Australian Labor Party, as well asThe Wife Drought, a book about women's work life balance. She has hosted ABC television shows Kitchen Cabinet, The House and Back in Time for Dinner.

Kathy Lette has written 14 bestselling novels, including Puberty Blues, which was made into a film and TV mini-series, Mad Cows (the film starred Joanna Lumley and Anna Friel) and How to Kill Your Husband and Other Handy Household Hints (staged by the Victorian Opera).  Her novels have been published in seventeen languages. Kathy is an autodidact (clearly, it's a word she taught herself) but has Honorary Doctorates from Southampton and Wollongong Universities plus a Senior Fellowship from Regents University, London. She is an ambassador for Plan International and the National Autistic Society and has a cocktail named after her at the Savoy Hotel.  Her latest novel Best Laid Plans is soon to be an 8 hour TV series. She cites her career highlights as once teaching Stephen Fry a word, Salman Rushdie, the limbo and scripting Julian Assange’s cameo in the Simpsons 500th episode.

Jean Kittson is an actor, comedian, author, commentator, MC, keynote speaker, facilitator, debater, interviewer, communicator, entertainer and crowd controller. She is known for her bespoke presentations, meticulous research, also her ability to use humour to break down barriers, broach taboo topics, to relax and entertain, educate, stimulate and challenge, to introduce new ideas and prepare for change. Jean came to national attention on ABC TV’s, 'The Big Gig', followed by Let the Blood Run Free, Kittson Fahey, Good News Week, the Glasshouse, Flat Chat, The Einstein Factor and she is also well known for her comedy debates for the ABC, Channel 9 and Channel Ten. She has been a regular columnist with New Weekly, Sunday Telegraph, the Sydney Morning Herald - Sydney Magazine, Inspire Magazine, the Readers Digest Health Smart Magazine and the on-line magazine, The Hoopla.