Special Event
Live and streamed

Closing Night: Girls’ Night In

Jean Kittson, Bridie Jabour, Lizzy Hoo and Chris Ryan

Sunday 16 August 2020
6.30PM – 8.00PM

Girls’ Night In closes the 2020 Canberra Writers Festival with four talented women sharing observations on the whimsy of life – and the meagre role of men. These dames will chew the fat on literature, fine art, music and aged cognac. Kick off your heels (boys too) and celebrate a one-of-a-kind writers’ festival.

Presented by ANU @ the Canberra Theatre Centre


Jean Kittson

Jean Kittson is an author, public speaker, actor, comedian and scriptwriter for stage, television, theatre and radio. Jean’s first book You’re Still Hot To Me was a fact-filled conversation starter about menopause. We Need to Talk About Mum and Dad is her second book.


Bridie Jabour

Bridie Jabour is opinion editor at Guardian Australia. Bridie writes commentary on feminism, inequality and pop culture. She is the author of the novel The Way Things Should Be. Her new book about the millennial malaise will publish with HarperCollins in early 2021.


Lizzy Hoo

Lizzy Hoo is many things – a writer, noodle enthusiast, designer, actor, rugby lover, and rescue greyhound owner. Lizzy is also a stand-up comedian who has rapidly become one of Australia’s most exciting new voices.


Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan is a stand-up comedian, writer, MC, interviewer and panellist, based in Canberra. In 2019, Chris won Best Newcomer at the Sydney Comedy Festival for her laconic take on everything from romance to passive aggressive co-workers.