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Maxine Beneba Clarke

Award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke joins Beth in a far-ranging interview, reading poems from her new poetry collection, ’How Decent Folk Behave’, out through Hachette, and exploring the process of writing poetry in…


Sumarlinah Winoto and Gus Macdonald

Sumarlinah Winoto joins Beth to talk about their audio series ‘transomatics’, a trans-informed approach to body movement, made by and for gender-diverse people; and Gus Macdonald imagines falling in love with a total…


Heidi Everett

Writer, mental health arts advocate and founder of Schizy Inc, Heidi Everett joins Beth to talk about her new book ‘My Friend Fox’, a candid memoir about the realities of the Australian mental…


Lucia Osborne-Crowley

Journalist, essayist and legal researcher, Lucia Osborne-Crowley chats with Beth about reclaiming our bodies from shame and the way trauma can rewrite our biology, explored in her book ‘My Body Keeps Your Secrets’…


Mehreen Faruqi

Greens Senator for NSW, engineer and lifelong activist for social and environmental justice, Dr Mehreen Faruqi, talks about her struggle to navigate changing worlds, from her beginnings in Pakistan to coming to Australia…


Yves Rees and Alice Ansara

Writer and historian Yves Rees talks about their memoir ‘All About Yves: Notes from a Transition’, which shares their experience of being transgender in Australia today, out through Allen & Unwin; and Alice…


Jennifer Down

Author and editor Jennifer Down talks about her novel ‘Bodies of Light’, an intimate saga of one woman’s turbulent life, exploring cycles of trauma, reinventing oneself and healing from deep wounds, and discusses…


Tanya Talaga

Acclaimed Canadian author Tanya Talaga joins Beth to chat about her award-winning true crime investigation ‘Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City’, which explores the deaths of seven…


Paige Clark

Chinese-American-Australian author Paige Clark joins Beth to chat about short story writing, and blending the fantastical with the minutiae of daily life in her debut collection of short stories, ‘She Is Haunted’, out…


Mike Kennedy (NYWF) and Daniel Semo

Poet, playwright and author Mike Kennedy, Co-Director of the National Young Writers’ Festival, chats about the challenges of putting together an all-digital NYWF this year; and Daniel Semo learns about what it really…

About this program

The Glasshouse is a space for spoken word artists, poets, sound makers, audio storytellers, emerging cultural leaders, thinkers, writers and anyone who celebrates story as a means of self-expression, self-representation and community-building.

Witness the growth and renewal of our stories and histories, and reflect on how our stories are told and who they’re told by.