MON SEP 18
Alcohol and Us: Kate Jinx interviews Jenny Valentish, journalist Wendy Harmer and researcher Michael Bowen about Australia's changing relationship with alcohol.
Belvoir, Upstairs Theatre, Sydney
SAT OCT 07
NEWSTEAD SHORT STORY TATTOO
The Women are Talking: The Women are Talking brings together a range of performers, commentators and writers - starring Jenny Valentish in conversation with Neil Boyack on how adolescence sets a pattern for adult life, Fijian born "folk story teller" Manisha Anjali reads new work from her debut poetry collection "Sugar Kane Woman", also featuring performer Annabel Tellis, and local writer Kirsten Krauth, and another in conversation session with Newstead's own Yasmin O'sullivan and Rachel Valentyne on how they have created their succesful blog "Get Outta' Town" as well as raise families and move to the country.
Butterland, 2-4 Tivey Street, Newstead, Victoria
FRI DEC 08
ENTHEOGENESIS AUSTRALIS OUTDOOR PSYCHEDELIC SYMPOSIUM
The responsibility of the journalist in reporting on drug use: Lecture by Jenny Valentish. This world-renowned conference will once again be placing a mature discussion around psychedelic related compounds back on the agenda.
Holmesglen at Eildon, Goulburn Valley, Victoria
Dec 8-10. $389-650